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In 2012 I took three extended trips to Australia, on business. Luckily, I was able to do some sightseeing on the weekends.

During my trips, I spent most of my time in Canberra, which is the capital of Australia. The Australian War Memorial is a very large museum, and it probably the biggest sightseeing location in town. The bus depot isn't really a bus depot, but is a flea market on Sundays. I also went to see the old and new Parliament houses.

Good Friday and Easter Monday are both national holidays in Australia, so I took advantage of the 4 day weekend to see Melbourne. I saw the home of Vegemite, the Flinders Street Station and the trendy shops, casino and outdoor events on the southbank. I also saw the 12 apostles, which are spectacular rock formations off the coast. In the evening I saw the march of the penguins from the beach.

I also had to see the kangaroos and koalas. I went to the Canberra Zoo, but the best spot was a park called Tidbinbilla. In this park I could walk right up to wild kangaroos.

I went to Wakefield Park a couple of times to see the motorcycle races.

Here are some other pictures in Canberra. I went to see the NASA center and ate Anzac biscuits while visiting the wineries. Here is proof that I was driving on the left side of the road. They also had NY Pizza - just to make me feel at home.

I also went to an Italian Auto show outside the old Parliment house. This is a picture of me eating a sloppy cannoli.

I was also in Australia in August, which is the middle of winter. Here are some pictures of me skiing in Thredbo, which is their tallest mountain.