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Travel Blogs from Hobart
... stand and scoured through the stalls keeping our eyes peeled for more possible purchases. It seemed oddly familiar to the local markets held in The Rocks, Sydney.
First dilemma of the day came when we discovered that Pete had no belt for the wedding & as he was a groom's man we thought it was vital, closely followed by the news that the groom himself didn't have a belt ...
... bearded men giving knowing looks depending how cool your choice of coffee is. In short a very in crowd.. Yes, it's all a bit contrived but in a good way. I'd give the coffee about a 7.7 as it needed a bit more bite.
Back to MONA and the even more contrived works of art on display. This 'museum/gallery/' is apparently the main draw card for Hobart's revival. It certainly is a must do if you come, in a similar way to the Tate Modern in London. In fact, if anything, ...
... not to be. We awoke, grabbed our towels and were heading to the beach when, very casually, out tent neighbor told us that he had spotted 5 sharks swimming around the day before, "fairly close to the shore", he also added for unnecessary emphasis, that "they were a fair size too!". Swim abandoned we meandered up the bay of fires, so called due to the number of aboriginal camps (hence fires) seen as the first Europeans sailed by. That afternoon we headed in ...
Blog Tasmania 2
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, there is not much else to be said about Tasmania, but for the purpose of this blog, I guess that I need to expand a little….
Tasmania is a part of Australia that is like marmite to Australians, they either love it or hate it. Without question, we loved it. It is like going back in time, it is old fashioned, it is spread out, it is very much like deepest darkest Cornwall where I grew up as a kid. ...
... buried in the hillside with huge spaces carved out of the nearby rock down to three levels. Sadly, this is where the impressiveness ends. Despite the name this is definitely a monument to modern art, and whereas somewhere like Tate Modern is fairly accessible, there’s a lot of largely inaccessible "really, is this art?!" installations. After a couple of hours we’re both incredibly bemused, and trying to work out if we’re just becoming ...