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