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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 5: 4th February – Kelvedon Beach

Tasmania has some of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen.

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 4: Dinner at the Drunken Admiral

My sister chose the place in Hobart, and food was delicious. Saw this poster while walking around before dinner as we were early.

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 4: Stunning Displays at the Museum of Old & New Art (MONA)

The MONA experience was so unique that it has never left my mind. Definitely a mind altering experience at the Museum of Old and New Art that I would highly recommend if you visit Tasmania.

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 4: MONA

What we saw on the vast grounds of the museum. After walking through the museum we had lunch at the cafe and then explored the grounds outside.

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 4: 3rd Feb, Breakfast at Jackman & McRoss

Today was museum day. But first breakfast at a highly rated cafe, Jackman & McRoss. Famous for freshly baked goods. We visited back in 2019 but I’m glad it’s still going strong in 2022 after covid and still getting rave … Continue reading

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 3: Pancakes for Dinner

Pancakes with fairy floss.

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 3: Seagulls & Supermarket

More walking around Hobart. And I do love seagulls. We never get these in Singapore. And the grass here is so lovely. In Singapore this would be called carpet grass and they have to be weeded carefully and it’s expensive.

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 3: Fish & Chips at Fish Frenzy at Elizabeth Street Pier

We couldn’t come to Australia and not have fish & chips. My sister did the research and found this famous place called Fish Frenzy just by the pier. Hope these trip posts help in your travel planning. I love looking … Continue reading

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 3: Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens – walking around after lunch

A glimpse of what grows nearer the Antarctic or South Pole. Subantarctic plants.

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 3: Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens (Lunch)

We stopped for a light lunch at the lovely cafe within the gardens. The cheese platter was so lovely.

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 3: Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens

Being driven to the next destination, The Royal Tasmanian Botanic Gardens. Wish I had journaled as I travelled. I must the next time or at least blog as soon as I can. Memory is so lacking, after a lapse of … Continue reading

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 3: February 2nd – Salamanca Market

Walking to the farmers’ market and we spot a cruise ship. Truly spoilt for choice at the Salamanca Farmers’ Market. It takes place in Saturday’s from 8.30 am to 3 pm. The market extends the full length of Hobart’s historic … Continue reading

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 2: Walking back to our hotel after dinner

It looks quite bright, so we must have been experiencing the long days of summer.

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 2: Italian Dinner at Restorante Da Angelo, Hobart

My sister was recommended this restaurant by her boss, especially the pasta I think. I think I recall that the hosts were lovely and welcoming. From the pictures you can see how good it was, but we were too uncomfortably … Continue reading

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 2: walking back to the city & lunch at McDonald’s

Recall it was pretty tiring to walk as it was quite a steep gradient. But glad I could take pictures.

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 2: Cascades Female Factory

A female penal colony in South Hobart, that operated between 1828 and 1856. It was used for colonisation as well as punishment. The women were seen as immoral and corrupt. The Factory was located, in damp swamp land, and with … Continue reading

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Tasmania Trip 2019 Day 2: After Breakfast

I was struck by the beauty of the architecture with the backdrop of the mountains. I probably took photos from our hop on hop off tourist bus. Perfect picturesque scenery.

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Tasmania Trip Day 2: 1 February 2019

Breakfast was at a small, laid back, hipster cafe called the tricycle cafe and bar. Sourdough bread is always heavenly in Australia. It was located at the Salamanca Arts Centre which is very near the Salamanca Market. We walked there … Continue reading

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Tasmania Trip Day 1: 31st January 2019

The trouble with blogging so long after the fact is that memory is not infallible. But I have been desiring to record this last trip taken before covid struck. So here goes. And I’ll mostly let the pictures do the … Continue reading

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My Childhood: The Beach & What I Seek in Travel

As a child I didn’t have truly good memories of the beaches in Singapore. My sister and I often developed huge painful welts on our upper arms and always thought it was because we were allergic to sea water. We … Continue reading

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Never Been on the Singapore Flyer

Somehow when something is so near and available you feel no urgency to use it. Also I have situational claustrophobia, so when this attraction first emerged I had fear let alone a desire to try it. There were incidents of … Continue reading

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#12. Simple Joys: Having the Option to Not Wear a Mask Indoors

I do it when I feel comfortable enough and usually when it’s not too crowded. But yes I so do enjoy having that freedom.

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