Canberra - Post Report Question and Answers
What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?
Charlotte, NC - its a LOOOOOOOOOOONG way. There are no direct international flights from Canberra except to Singapore (and that may have gone away as well). So you have to fly from Canberra to either Sydney or Melbourne (approx. 2 hours), then transfer and fly on to LA, Houston or San Francisco (13+ hours) then on to the East coast (approx. 5 hours from LA to CLT). It certainly feels like nothing is close to Australia. It's probably the hardest part of living there. - Aug 2020
Fairbanks Alaska, 40 hours worth of flights. - May 2012
Washington, DC.About 20 hours totaly travel time. Connections in Sydney, LA or San Francisco. - May 2011
US Embassy Canberra, 10 miles from home to work. - Dec 2010
DC-5 hours to LA, then 14 hours to Sydney and then 45 minutes to Canberra - Nov 2010
Washington D.C, with 2 plane changes, one in LA or San Fransisco, another plane change in Sydney. - Apr 2010