Our last couple days in Tassie were in Hobart. One of these was our Anniversary (#27). It has been something of a tradition, on our anniversary, to do several things:
- To enjoy it in a faraway place
- To wish friend and former partner Steve Sawatski happy B-Day (since Feb 23 is that, as well)
- To enjoy a Paczki (Polish Jelly Donut)…since our Wedding, Anniversary and Steve’s B-Day often coincide or are near Paczki Day (AKA Fat Tuesday).
- Exchange meaningless gifts in honor of the fact that the real gift is our ___ (FILL IN THE BLANK this year with 27) years together.
I think we ticked all the boxes this year in Tasmania!
We also visited the Salamanca Saturday market…in pouring rain.
As we get ready to depart down-under for up-over, I would have to say this about Tasmania:
It is a LONG WAY from everywhere EXCEPT Australia/NZ.
It is DEFINITELY worth a visit if you are in Oz – plan a week or maybe 10 days. Slow down, enjoy excellent food and drink, magnificent scenery, odd wildlife, pristine beaches (albeit with COLD water) and friendly locals who speak English (more or less).
Be SURE to stay long enough to get the quirkiness.
Maybe not a strong “Must-do” recommendation as a destination in and of itself. But ABSOLUTELY worth extending and then adding to a trip down-under.