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Jan 13, 2006 - Hobart, Tasmania

Hobart is a beautiful city. We started our first day there at the Salamanca Market, which takes place every Saturday morning. There is a variety of random things to purchase there, however we have a hard time buying anything when comparing the prices to those in India and Asia! So we spent some time walking around, and enjoying the Alpacas--strange animals. We wandered around the marina area a bit...while this is summer, the city still seems to be deserted. It's so nice to actually be able to park the car easily and walk aorund without tons...

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Jan 4, 2006 - Hobart

After only a few days in Sydney, we flew into hobart this morning. We are going to spend 12 days touring around this island. I saw many pictures of Tasmania and I just can't wait to start our trip around. We will only get our rental car tomorrow so today we just walked around the city. It's a very interesting city (Australia's 2nd oldest city after Sydney). Many building are left from the XIX century, it's really nice to walk around, you really don't feel like in Australia. We went to the harbour, the Sydney to Hobart race only finished a...

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Jan 3, 2006 - Hobart - the Flight of Death

3/1 Up early (5.00am), somehow packed everything into the bags. Got taxi at 6.30 and off to the airport for our plane at 8.30. Short flight, only one hour. But boy what a flight. The last 20 minutes as we came down was the worst turbulance ever. We dropped, rolled left right, up and down. The whole plane was quite apart from a few people screaming. It was or felt like the longest decend ever. At one point the left wing which we were sitting over tipped straight down to the see. Steve thought we were going to die. The guy sitting next to us...

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Tripping 2005/06

Dec 31, 2005 - Tas: NYE Fish massacre at Verona Sands

We catch up on the phone with Bill & Shellie who we are going to spend New Years Eve in Hobart with. Shellie is a Hobart native, and invites us down to visit at her parents "Shack" at Verona Sands, south of Hobart. We get there about 10ish in the morning and meet Bill V and Shellie's dad, Bill and Sophia (Bill and Shellie's kid) waiting for us with ....'s boat. We're off fishing. Sophia is gorgeous - all blond curls and cheekiness and a voice that sounds like she's smoked a pack of 25 before breakfast. She informs me that we're off to...

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Dec 31, 2005 - Tas: New Years Eve in Hobart

Tasmania evidently didn't receive the email about it being summer because the weather is ridiculous - cold and wet and not at all New Years Evey. Bill and Shellie have scored us tickets to the Taste of Tassie, a food and wine festival held every year down by the Derwent River, which should be good fun as we love food and wine and Bill and Shellie are very good company. We head for drinks first at a friend's place overlooking Hobart, then down to the docks. We end up sharing a table with some really fun folks and it's a constant stream of...

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Dec 30, 2005 - Tas: Bruny Island then back to Hobart

I think the surf is conspiring against Stuart just to piss him off. The waves are blown out and there's a wind up and it looks like there'll be no surfing today. We spend the morning touring the various surf spots on Bruny, but to no avail, so we decide it's time to get back to Hobart and check out what's happening around Hobart. We've heard that it's a good place to find a party around this time of year, with the yachties in and New Year's Eve just around the corner, so we figure it's the kind of place we should be visiting after all our...

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Dec 23, 2005 - Tasmania, Hobart

Heading out and back to Melbourne to shoot a job for Cathay Pacific. As much as I want the job it seems to of come at the worst moment. Holiday travel has jacked up the prices on flights. I paid the orgional amount of my ticket to fly back earlier to melbourne just too have my flight cancelled and then I was told that the only seat available was on my orgional flight! Go figure but atleast they got me on a earlier flight so I could get back into town early enough to do this job.

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Dec 19, 2005 - Tasmania, Hobart

Tasmania, is a place that if you ever make it to this side of the world is worth the flight over from the mainland and it's definetly worth spending some time out here. A week is not enough time, a matter of fact you could easily spend a month wondering around the island. Coming in from the airport I immediately got that excited feeling and I found myself looking forward to driving around the island even for the short period that I had. The town of Hobart is the largest city in Tasmania but is still pretty small which gives it a nice...

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Dec 12, 2005 - La Tasmanie ! Premiere etape : de Hobart a Launceston

La Tasmanie etait une de mes destinations phares en Australie - elle faisait partie de ces paysages que j'ai vus en photos et que je me suis promis de voir de mes propres yeux... C'est donc le coeur battant d'impatience que j'ai atterri a Hobart, deja emerveillee par ce que je pouvais voir depuis l'avion. Une anglaise m'avait prevenue : quand elle avait atterri la-bas, elle s'est dit "j'ai depense tout ct argent et fait tout ce chemin pour voir ce que je pouvais voir en Ecosse ?!" - c'est vrai qu'au premier abord, ca ressemble un peu a...

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Oct 20, 2005 - In Tasmania

Hi all, The first leg of my trip is nearly over and it has been magical. Tasmania is a land of contrasts. rolling coastal hills blanketed in dark green, and rugged yellow mountains in the interior broken by sheer ash grey cliffs. I have seen a tasmanian devil, Kangaroo many Wallabies, Tasmanian porcupines and many other creatures. I have experienced sunshine, sleet, wind that literally knocked me off my feet and everything in between. One of the surprising features of Tasmania has been the water. It sparkles blue and green and if it...

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Oct 6, 2005 - Cygnet (03/08/05)

Not a place picked from the map, but a spot to break the journey. Not much more than a village surrounded by rich farmland, it doesn't make a strong impression on you but comes across as very likeable nonetheless. Looking it up in the Rough Guide later out of curiosity, it transpires that on the quiet, there is something of an alternative scene flourishing. It is centred in the 'Red Velvet Lounge Cafe' but I only noticed that place on the way out, having already had a cup of coffee in the Mom & Pop cafe at the other end of the main...

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Simon -off to Oz!

Oct 6, 2005 - Hobart (01/08/05 - 04/07/05)

The state capital and only City of any size in the whole of Tasmania. Also the most modern and the most busy but rush hour traffic is still unbelievably light and the place still exudes the easy-going charm that typifies much of the state. Also pleasingly compact to allow for easy exploration by foot and making public transport totally unecessary. Home to some splendid old buildings too, notably around Salamanca Place and the harbourfront, and Battery Point; effectively a little enclave of period housing which is absolutely...

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Simon -off to Oz!

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