Observations? Let's be honest I haven't seen the true side to this city in any way, but week one was filled with nice people, German bread, Korean pork and familiar Asian city smells. There were hot humid days, rainy mornings, swollen feet and an unfortunate hacking cough. I'm surrounded by dark floorboards, lots of velour and the steady hum of air-conditioning. Even up high on the 9th floor I can hear the bus take people home. And right now at 10:30 pm it's 30 degrees. I aint in Canberra no more.