Sunday, January 25, 2009

Canberra - Day 2

It's off to the National Art Gallery to see the Degas exhibition. It was definitely worth the long drive down! We joined a tour group and learned a great many things about my favourite artist.

Following the art gallery we took a walk around the Old Parliament House Gardens and had a look at the hundreds of roses that are planted there.


A visit to our nation's capital isn't complete without a trip to Parliament House. We had a quick look around, walked over the top, and stopped for lunch. We hadn't intended to stop there at all, but I'm glad we did as I found it really interesting.


Last stop in the Berra before our journey home was at Koko Black, a chocolate cafe recommended to me by a work friend. It's a Melbourne company and has yet to open in Sydney. I was a bit of a glutton and ordered way too much, but I wanted to try a few things.


I wasn't disappointed that's for sure! The ice chocolate I had was amazing and filled with two different types of ice-cream. Alec's ice coffee was also great, and the ice-cream martini we shared was absolutely fantastic.



Piggy!

I can't remember the full name of this, but it was a delicious caramel ice-cream made on the premises with coconut and chocolate and possibly something else.


Gone in 60 seconds!

Lots more chocolate!

After Koko Black we slowly drove back to Sydney ... after an immensely enjoyable Canberra mini-break.

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