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Canberra, Australia - Gidday!! Look at me in a lorry with a truckie!!

What a surprise to find ourselves with a truckie in his lorry!!  Understand the Aussie style of speaking?!  Lucky for me, I’d already gotten familiar with these terms, so it was a little easier for me to get by here. 

Anyway, getting back to my point, we were really thrilled and quite shocked that a trucker actually picked us up during our trip down south.  ‘Til now hitchhiking in Australia has worked out pretty well for us, but never had we been given a lift in a tractor trailer truck!! 

So, of course, we were pretty excited and thus just had to take a photo as a souvenir!!  I’m still surprised, ‘cause usually the truckers here would just give us the cold shoulder and drive past by us!!  Not this time though!!

This fella here really helped us out a great deal because it was going to be and was a LONG journey down to Melbourne, where we hoped to finally arrive.

Canberra, Australia - Ouaih, je suis dans un camion, finalement!

In any case, the trip down went pretty smoothly for us, and of course, we met loads of interesting folks along the way.  Which brings me to our unexpected stop in Canberra!

Now we really had no intention at all to pay a visit to Australia’s capital city, but here we were, and better yet, in good company!!

Introducing Stedman to you all now!!  This guy was one of the many people who stopped to help out a couple of backpackers along the way down to "Mexico," as the Aussies refer to southern Australia!!  :)  Still don’t know why, but hey . . .

And since we had no real set plans or schedule, we were completely open and glad to accept his offer to pay a quick visit to Canberra, and even crash at his place for the night.

Canberra, Australia - View of Canberra

Stedman was truly wonderful to us . . . but hey, what’s new, we’re constantly meeting generous folks during our trip!!

He took us out for a stroll around the city and then to top it off made us a DELICIOUS homemade dinner!!  Yum Yum!  It was like being at a restaurant!!  We had a great time, chatting and getting to know one another.

So, many thanks to you Stedman, for being such a wonderful host and for your endless generosity!!

The following day, we were back on the road for Melbourne, thanks to Stedman, once again!!  So off we went to the south of the border!  :)

Comme vous pouvez voir sur les photos, une personne étrange est parmi nous, un chauffeur routier !! C’est le premier à nous prendre en stop depuis très longtemps.

Il faut souligner aussi qu’il fut d’un grand secours à notre traverse du sud de l’Australie.

Canberra, Australia - Canberra's Parliament House, main entrance and the flag mast

Nous avons trouvé important de vous le présenter !!

De nouveau sur les routes, les autostoppeurs se succédèrent et hop, nous voilà dans la voiture de Stedman, un mec vivant a la capitale, Canberra (vous saviez vous ??).

Ce n’était pas du tout sur notre programme de visiter cette ville, mais Stedman nous invita à passer la nuit chez lui et le lendemain de nous déposer sur la route de Melbourne, alors pourquoi pas !!

Après une petite visite des grands monuments, du musée de l’art moderne et de la meilleure vue de la ville, nous nous retrouvâmes dans son salon en train de déguster un excellent diner et d’échanger nos histoires...

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