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The New York Times Muses on Canberra

By XO_VSOP - 6 June 2014 10

Whilst surfing the local social media outlets today I noticed a great article published in The New York Times titled ’36 Hours in Canberra, Australia’.

If your interested in a New Yorkers view on the nations Capital, here is the link >

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/08/travel/36-hours-in-canberra-australia.html

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The New York Times Muses on Canberra
Roundhead89 4:45 pm 08 Jun 14

I believe this article isn’t advertorial the same way I believe Sydney Weekender isn’t advertorial.

Masquara 1:05 pm 07 Jun 14

aussieboy said :

Masquara said :

Um they will have commissioned it. Note that the writer advertises two hotels, the Hyatt and Hotel Hotel. Seriously, did she change hotels after one night? Nope – unless she was being paid to stay in them.
The New York Times should have disclosed that this item was advertorial.

What garbage – ’36 Hours’ is an ongoing segment (see http://topics.nytimes.com/top/features/travel/columns/36_hours/index.html?ref=travel) and each article lists 2 hotels.

It just happens that these are Canberra’s best.

Or that this ongoing column advertises two hotels as paid advertorial in each article – two hotels being what they can get away with in “36 hours”.

dungfungus 8:51 am 07 Jun 14

A few errors need to be highlighted.
Bimberi Peak is 1913 metres but only half of it is the ACT as it is on the common border of NSW/ACT.
So the highest mountain solely in the ACT is Mt. Gingera (1848 metres).
The 2 Japenese midget submarines were salvaged immediately after they were sunk in Sydney Harbour; not “recently”.
When Gillard’s confected “viral smackdown of Tony Abbott” occurred, Abbott was Opposition Leader and Gillard was Prime Minister. I believe the correspondent has deliberately omitted this.
Has anyone calculated how much Ms Pearse’s 36 hours in Canberra would cost a real person? Best we don’t go there as it would confirm Canberra is the most expensive tourist destination in Australia.

aussieboy 1:32 am 07 Jun 14

Masquara said :

Um they will have commissioned it. Note that the writer advertises two hotels, the Hyatt and Hotel Hotel. Seriously, did she change hotels after one night? Nope – unless she was being paid to stay in them.
The New York Times should have disclosed that this item was advertorial.

What garbage – ’36 Hours’ is an ongoing segment (see http://topics.nytimes.com/top/features/travel/columns/36_hours/index.html?ref=travel) and each article lists 2 hotels.

It just happens that these are Canberra’s best.

Masquara 7:57 pm 06 Jun 14

VYBerlinaV8_is_back said :

What a great article. Our local tourism folks could do worse than to use it.

Um they will have commissioned it. Note that the writer advertises two hotels, the Hyatt and Hotel Hotel. Seriously, did she change hotels after one night? Nope – unless she was being paid to stay in them.
The New York Times should have disclosed that this item was advertorial.

Kim F 7:36 pm 06 Jun 14

and Silo isn’t open on Sundays!

fabforty 5:54 pm 06 Jun 14

Great article.

I’ve been wondering, though, why on Earth would anyone include the words “Green Grout” in the title of a restaurant though ? Makes me want to reach for the Domestos.

aussieboy 3:03 pm 06 Jun 14

Fantastic article, except for the bit about Asian food.

Canberra’s affordable Asian restaurants (i.e. not Wild Duck) are abysmal compared to Sydney’s.

For a start, there is simply no decent Pad Thai in this whole city. In Newtown, Pad Thai costs $6, here it’s $16!

VYBerlinaV8_is_back 11:43 am 06 Jun 14

What a great article. Our local tourism folks could do worse than to use it.

basketcase 11:05 am 06 Jun 14

Not a bad article, ought to be pinched by the tourist bureau and massaged to a tourist brochure

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