Saturday, January 7, 2017

Welcome to Tasmania 12/30/16

So today has been rough but very cool.  I did have a very good use for that sleeping pad that I've been dragging around.  I do not like this airport there is limited seating and what seating there is is relatively uncomfortable.  Thankfully I came prepared. 
Sleeping pad gets good usage

When I got to Hobart I was exhausted because after all was said and done I really only got a few hours of sleep.  So I crashed on a couch in the hostel till about noon.  When I woke up I decided to find some food and wander the city.  The reason I decided to spend the beginning of the New Year in Hobart was because I heard they had some incredible markets and local food right around the end of the year.  Let's just say I wasn't disappointed.  There are sooooo many local ciders.  For lunch I started at a market called Taste of Tasmania where farmers and restaurants from around the state come and set up booths this time of year.
Wild and cloudy cider with a pork pie: this was an epic lunch with a very interesting cider

After lunch I just walked and walked and walked.  One cool stop was the botanical gardens but I saw much of the city after walking for about 6 or 7 hours (it stays light really really late here)
From the botanical garden

By the time I wandered my way back into the heart of town it was about time for dinner so I found another night market and grabbed another cider and some pork ribs and took in some live music at the park underneath the market.

An epic food and cider day

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