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  • Day281

    Tasmanien...

    May 3 in Australia

    ... Oder wie die einheimischen sagen "Tassie" war der absolute Hammer!
    Angekommen im beschaulichen Hobart, der Hauptstadt der Insel, fühlte ich mich gleich wohl. Es war Herbstanfang, überall lagen bunte Blätter auf dem Boden und es wahr angenehm warm uns sonnig als ich meinen Streifzug durch die Stadt begann. Trotzdem es die größte Stadt der Insel ist, hat sie mehr den Charme einer Kleinstadt. Alles beschaulich und wahnsinnig nette Menschen.
    Da ich gehört hatte, daß man in der Nähe von Hobart gut surfen kann, machte ich mich am 3. Tag auf zum Strand. Was ich erwartet hatte, waren raue See- und Küstengebiete voller Felsen und alles irgendwie düster. Was ich bekam, war ein schöner Strand und ein kristall klares Meer, das man eher in anderen Urlaubsparadiesen erwart. Das Surfen an sich war ganz ok aber es war total beeindruckend in Wellen zu surfen in denen das Wasser so klar ist. On Top dümpelten auch noch ein paar Delphine in der Bucht herum. Das machte das Packet komplett.

    Am 4. Tag startete ich einen 8 tägigen Roudtrip um die Insel. Mit dabei war Tamara, 22 Jahre jung, die genau das gleiche machen wollte. So teilten wir uns Auto und Zelt und machten uns auf den Weg.
    Angefangen bei der Ostküste setzte sich das fort, was ich schon gesehen hatte. Unfassbar schöne Strände und kristall klares Wasser. Ein absoluter Traum. Zwar ein kalter, aber ein schöner.
    Wir arbeiteten uns von Strand zu Strand und von Naturschutzgebiete zu Naturschutzgebiete. Zu sehen gab es neben den Stränden auch tolle Wälder, Wasserfälle, karge Landschaften und schluss endlich auch raue Felsküsten, so wie ich mir Tasmanien vorgestellt hatte. Mit dabei waren immer ein Haufen Tiere. Überall sah man Kängurus, Wallabys, Wombats, Papageien und vor allem Schafe, Schafe, Schafe...
    Wir waren uns auch ziemlich sicher, dass uns einmal ein Tasmanischen Teufel über den Weg gelaufen ist!
    Geschlafen wurde wie gesagt im Zelt. Das war zwar nicht unbedingt bequem und warm, dafür in herrlicher Natur und immer mit Lagerfeuer zum Dosenfutter.

    Auf unserer Tour hatten wir auch das Glück, uns ein Spiel "Australien Football" anzusehen. Sieht aus wie einer Mischung aus Fußball, Rugby, Volleyball und Fight Club. Mega schnell und echt interessant zu schauen. Vor allem jedoch fragt man sich, was für Probleme unsere Fußballspieler haben, die sich bei jeder Kleinigkeit auf dem Boden wälzen, als wenn sie angeschossen worden wären. Ich kann jedem nur empfehlen sich das einmal im Netz anzusehen. Die Regeln sind auch garnicht so kompliziert.

    Alles in allem eine wirklich beeindruckende und wunderschöne Insel, die etwas süchtig mache kann.
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  • Day104

    La Tasmanie, une destination hors route

    February 17, 2016 in Australia

    Bon, c'est vrai, on avait pas prévu d'y aller, mais finalement la Tasmanie c'est quand même l'Australie. Et comme on est un peu des malades des extrêmes (toujours plus loin, plus long, plus au sud, plus d'aventures), on a pas résisté à aller explorer cette destination peu connue qui fait rêver. On débute par Hobart, bonne grosse bourgade qui se laisse vivre autour de son port, on visite aussi le musée célèbre musée d'art contemporain, le ...

    Puis on part à la découverte de cette île la plus australe de l'Océanie. Au programme, beaucoup de walibis et kangourous, des émeus, des porcs-épics locaux, les vaches et des moutons, des paysages parsemés de champs et de pâturages, qui font finalement penser un peu à la Suisse, ou à la Bourgogne.
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  • Day78

    Melbourne to Hobart

    March 27, 2015 in Australia

    Hey maties!

    Mijn Melbourne avontuur is alweer geëindigd. De 4 dagen (incl fiets!) waren erg leuk. De sfeer in Melbourne is awesome, heel anders dan in Perth. In vergelijking met Melbourne is Perth een uit de kluiten gewassen dorp.. Maar wel weer meer relaxed en zonniger! Omg wat mis ik de zon :(
    Gelukkig maakte Aggie met haar brokken op de fiets weer wat goed :)

    Het vliegtuig vertrok om 6u dus ik moest al om kwart over 3 op! Nachtbraken! Gelukkig kon ik in het vliegtuig nog even slapen, niet lang want Tasmanië is maar een uurtje vliegen van Melbourne. De naam Tasmania is trouwens Nederlands! Het is vernoemd naar de Nederlandse man die jaren geleden als eerst Europeaan een voet aan de grond zette. Wat er met de aboriginals is gebeurd die er al eeuwen woonden is natuurlijk triest.
    Zoals overal werden ze afgeslacht, verdreven of ingezet om in erbarmelijke omstandigheden te werken. Waar ze stierven van ziektes en andere zooi. Opvallend is dat de Australiërs erg trots zijn op hun land en het van de daken schreeuwen als iets 'australian' made is. Dat zetten ze trouwens op alles, ook al is 1 van de ingrediënten maar uit Australië..

    Anyway, Het hostel dat ik koos in Hobart is erg gezellig. Een groot huis, heel anders dan in Melbourne met zijn 8 verdiepingen. Op mijn kamer lig ik met een aantal Amerikaanse meiden. Hilarisch: stellen ongegeneerd de 'slimste' vragen en gaan uit met broekjes zo kort dat je het design van het ondergoed kan beoordelen.. Oe en der loopt een KAT rond!!! En een leuke omg. Ze lijkt op Mia! Ik was natuurlijk in extase.

    Helaas is het weer niet echt top, maar dat mocht de pret natuurlijk niet drukken. Met mijn Disneytrui aan was ik klaar voor 'subversive adult Disneyland', aldus David Walsh eigenaar van het museum MONA. Geef die gast een standbeeld! Een geweldige collectie nieuwe en oude kunst. Mijn kunstvoorkeur gaat uit naar contemporary arts en ik kon mijn hart ophalen. Zo zag ik een 'Fat car' oftewel een opgeblazen rode Porsche die onze massaconsumptie symboliseert en zo'n 70 verschillende vagina's aan de muur.. You don't have to be ashamed off your own one!

    Verder is Hobart een erg leuk stadje.. Vooral de suburb waarin ik verblijf, Battery Point. Oud, gezellig met Pastelhuisjes en balkonnetjes. Ow ik kwam ook een monument van de eerste Nederlandse settlers tegen. Dit is toch een goed excuus om naar Tasmania moeten gaan..

    Zaterdagmorgen begon ik met de Salamanca Market, een van de toeristische trekpleisters van Tasmania. Hier kun je van allerlei Tasmaanse producten kopen. Helaas erg gericht op toeristen. Dat vind ik dan altijd weer wat minder, maar zeker de moeite waard! Oh en der is zon!
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    Het avontuur in Tasmania vervolg ik met de auto die ik gehuurd heb. In vier dagen ga ik proberen het eiland rond te rijden, ofja toch een poging tot. Chinezen doen het in 1 dag: rijden van de ene spot naar de andere, snel uitstappen en een foto nemen zonder ook maar iets van de omgeving op te nemen en weer snel verder rijden zonder pauze. Voor chinezen geldt: the destination counts, not the journey. En vooral geweldig om achteraf te pochen met de foto's die ze gemaakt hebben...
    Nu vind ik autorijden wel heel erg leuk, alleen is het natuurlijk handiger om om je heen te kijken als je niet hoeft te rijden... We'll see!! Keep you updated :)

    Xxxxx
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  • Day3

    Hobart

    October 9, 2015 in Australia

    Patek je normalni pracovni den, a tak jsem se opet musela zabavit sama. A tak jsem prochodila Hobart, 300tisicove hlavni mesto Tasmanie. Nejdriv jsem to vzala pres centrum a namesti Salamanca, kde se kazdou sobotu kona prosluly trh, ktery si pry zadny navstevnik nesmi nechat ujit (ja si ho ujit necham, o vikendech vyrazime z mesta pryc).
    Pak do pristavu v Sandy Bay a na desatou zpet do centra do Parlamentu, kde jsem se jako jediny zajemce zucastnila free guided tour. Pan byl super a prozradil mi toho spoustu o tasmanske demokracii (napr. to, ze volby jsou tu povinne - kez by to tak bylo i u nas!).
    Domy na hobartske waterfront driv slouzily k ruznym ucelum, cela jedna ulice tu kuprikladu byla tovarnou na jam. Zamestnano tu bylo v dobach nejvetsi slavy az 1100 pracovniku!
    No a pred prohlidkou (opet free) Hobart Museum a Art Gallery (vstup zdarma) jsem stihla i botanickou zahradu. Muzeum je nadherna budova se spoustou zajimavych vystav - napr. o aboriginske historii Tasmanie nebo dnes vyhynulem Thylacinovi, neboli tasmanskem tygrovi (nekteri veri, ze nekde v prirode, v hlubokych lesich jeste zije, posledni v zajeti ale zemrel v hobartske zoo v roce 1936). A nebo taky o Antarktide.
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  • Day21

    Hobart

    October 27, 2015 in Australia

    Elizabeth Street, na ktere jsem v Hobartu 3 tydny bydlela, je pekelne dlouha. Je na ni spousta obchodu a hlavne vsemoznych restauraci - od japonske pres reckou po irskou... naposledy jsem prochodila mesto, nechala vytisknout par fotek, spalila se na slunci na Salamanca Square, uzila si posledni paprsky australskeho slunce...
    ...a pak prisel cas vyrazit na letiste smer Melbourne. Uteklo to :-(.

  • Day10

    Geology and Fish

    November 4, 2006 in Australia

    A little advice: don't go on a ghost tour and then sleep alone in a tent. I freaked myself out all night, which was only made worse by the screaming koalas. Note to self...

    Before I left the peninsula this morning, I stopped to view a few rock formations in Tasman National Park. Because the coast is formed of limestone, the cliffs have eroded into many different forms. I went to Tasman's Arch, which is a hole that has worn into the interior. Hmm. Harder to explain than I thought. Anyway, it was a big hole with ocean waves banging through it. Then there was Devil's Kitchen, which was gigantic, with waves crashing way down at the bottom.

    Two great things about the drive today. I went through Dootown. Each house in Dootown has a little "doo" phrase on the outside. For example, there was "Just doo it," "Doo little," "Doo nothing," and "We doo love it." I think the inhabitants are called doodes. (OK I made that part up.) Also, I had to travel over a few hills, two of them stood out for me, "Break-me-neck Hill," and "Bust-me-galls Hill." Yep, that's what the signs said at the summit.

    I arrived in Hobart at about 10:45am. I had a hard time trying to find parking, as the Saturday market was in full swing. I parked by a hospital, then walked down to one of the parks. This particular park used to be a cemetery. It was neglected and eventually was overrun by vegetation. At some point the city decided to make it a nice park. You can view all the headstones on walls, like the Vietnam Memorial in DC. The park itself is quite nice with lots of green grass. I don't know what happened to the bodies.

    At noon, I met some new Tassie friends, who asked if I had been to The Female Factory. I said, "No, but I think that sounds great!" Jeannie explained that it was the remains of the first female prison in Australia; the female equivalent of Port Arthur. "Oh." I got directions anyway.

    I went down to the outdoor market, Salamanca Market, which has everything. I tried a oliebullon; didn't pronounce it, just pointed. It looked like a doughnut and seemed pure Aussie. It was a deep fried ball of not-so-sweet dough, with raisins in it. Not exciting, but an experience. I walked over to the docks, where they have floating fish stalls. These floating contraptions sell fish and/or cook it for consumption on the spot. I went for "flake and chips" and ate it on the waterfront. Yummy.

    I finished the walking tour, as laid out by Frommer. The area is very Victorian. Reminds me of Great Britain. The architecture is delightful, with many rose gardens and lots of lavender. I drove out to the Female Factory and walked around. The site is under archeological reconstruction and won't be open for tours until 2009. I guess I'll have to come again. What is here is fascinating. Which reminds me....I think I forgot to tell you about Port Arthur. When you first arrive, you draw a card, which later corresponds to one of the inmates. You then walk through an interpretive area, where you follow the sentence of the inmate. I got some one I'm sure I've met reincarnated. He just kept getting arrested. Then, when incarcerated, he'd steal commissary food, sneak cigarettes, etc. As you can guess, I ended up on the chain gang with eight pound weights on my ankles 24/7. Nice. It was a really intriguing display and they had histories for a lot of different prisoners.

    Anyway, I'm leaving Hobart this evening for Mt. Field National Park. It is part of a World Heritage site and apparently has some fabulous waterfalls. Cheerio!
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  • Day12

    Ramblin' Sheila reporting from the road

    November 6, 2006 in Australia

    I started the morning at the Australia Antartic Station. It is from here they stage all Australian expeditions to Antarctica. They have a small but interesting exhibit, and I had a spot of tea, while watching the informative DVD. They also had a stuffed emperor penguin, which they encourage you to touch. The outer feathers are very stiff, similar to straw, but underneath is a heavy coat of down. Their wings are reptilian-like, with the feathers being more like scales. Now that I've seen them up close, I'm thinking it may have been emperor penguins I saw at the 12 Apostles.

    I left the exhibit and headed to the Cadbury Factory. They had an opening on their 11am tour, and I bought the ticket immediately. I had read in a travel book, "don't miss this Willy Wonka-like tour..." Oh how right they were. There weren't any oompa loompas, but the rest was surreal. Huge vats of chocolate churned by obscure looking machines, boxes sealed by robotic arms, chocolate powder rolling its way to the vats on conveyer belts. It was awesome. I had a chance to sneak some bottled concoction, but I didn't. I heard a guy named Charlie and his grandpa got in big trouble for doing that. Unfortunately, they stopped giving samples during the tour, so now you have to wait until the end to get your free treats. It was worth the wait. Then, they let you shop in the factory store, which you can only enter, if you have been on a tour. I went wild! I don't know how much will make it home, but you'll be able to tell from my size! My tour guide was Shirley, and she had worked at the factory about 30 years. I suspect Shirley smokes a bit and has a nip once in a while. She was delightful, but I didn't get any of her jokes, although the Australians laughed. She answered my questions about the difference between chocolates: milk, dark, and white. Did you know that white chocolate is not chocolate at all. I guess I never noticed because I was too busy eating it! Dark chocolate has less milk and sugar than milk chocolate. So there you have it. Did you know all the Cadbury eggs, for Easter, are made at one plant that operates 11 months out of the year? Did you know Australians eat more sweets per capita than any other nationality? And did you know the chocolate bars here taste different than the ones in England? And it's not just different cows. They use sugar beets in England and use refined sugar in Australia.

    I had lunch at a pub recommended to me by Jeannie and her friends. I ordered the fish basket, thinking it was a little pricey. Holy catfish! I got so much food, I hardly put a dent in it. I identified shrimp and calamari, but the other 3 items were unfamiliar to me; however, I can eat anything if it's deep fried.

    I finished up the day with some shopping and some laundry. I'll be meeting Jeannie and her friends again tonight to hang out and chat. I leave early tomorrow for Sydney. Hopefully, I can find Nemo.
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