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Bjarne Stroustrup (one of the evil geniuses behind C++)
We left Sydney to grey skies, drizzle but warm weather. After a short flight to Hobart we …
An inauspicious start in the form of a one and a half hour monologue from a would be client of Dee's on the plane telling us how most of the population of Tasmania are inbred. It might have been true in her case. This gave way to a superb week in what the locals call God's own country- and they may well be right. Huge variation in geography and food and wine to die for.
The convict past has ...
... a couple of fantastic days there staying at the lodge but spending our time with my favourite Shreeve family. Although the weather was **** the first day, we still managed to walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout, eat lots of delicious seafood, drink lots of tassie bubbles and have sing alongs with Isla. Well at least i am convinced that her squeals and shrieks while Jacqueline and i were singing christmas carols was Isla’s attempt at joining in...
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... minimum of bread and water. Under this system of punishment the "Silent System" was implemented in the building. Here prisoners were hooded and made to stay silent, this was supposed to allow time for the prisoner to reflect upon the actions which had brought him there. Many of the prisoners in the Separate Prison developed mental illness from the lack of light and sound. So next to the Separate Prison is the Asylum. We finished our walk around port Arthur with ...
... over the fantastic designs at the gallery near Jamworks. Then we joined up with my other "bestie" Judy at the State Cinema bookshop café for arvo tea and a big catchup. I was very inspired by Jude's awesome photos of her recent trip with Chris to Iceland! Saturday November 9th It rained all night again and the sun tried to make an appearance mid morning. Rod dropped me off at Salamanca Market rugged up in my polar fleece jacket and armed with my brolly for the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Hobart
Location okay. Rooms quite nice. But...absolute rip off for internet access
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