Forgot to blog about my trip to Tasmania. Tasmania is one of the places in Australia that I wanted to visit before I graduate, and I am glad that I managed to do so...according to my awesome hosts Conney and QY, Hobart and Launceston are the second oldest and third oldest cities in Australia respectively.
I arrived at Launceston at night around dinner time and we had this:
|Dinner on the first day - udon with tempura and green tea mooncake|
On the second day we started our journey to Hobart, which is about 2.5 hours away from Launceston. We made a few stops on the way:
Conney told me that it is famous because of Ross Village Bakery & Inn, which happened to be one of the places of inspiration for Japanese artist 宫崎骏 (you know, the guy who drew Totoro) in his cartoon 'Kiki's Delivery Service'. The bakery sells woodfired bread and a range of pastries.
|in front of the bakery|
|QY bought a loaf of woodfired sourdough bread....really fragrant|
|us in front of a church|
|no idea why it is called female factory|
|crossing train tracks|
Famous for Richmond Bridge. We went there to feed ducks.
And then we finally reached our destination Hobart. Had a fulfilling lunch at Kawasemi Japanese Teahouse....
|bento box with miso soup (there was also entrée)|
|green tea pancake dessert with green tea ice cream|
It wasn't really of good weather that day as it kept raining and it was really windy. We went to a few places around Hobart, mainly sight-seeing and some pictures.
|Hobart city casino|
The next morning we went to Salamanca Market.
|they call this fruit leather...it is edible, sweet and chewy|
We also walked around the harbour front and then drove up to Mt Wellington. It was snowing!
|Hobart city in the background|
Back to Launceston in the evening. The next 2 days spent at exploring around Launceston... (including buying groceries)
|we made nasi lemak at home|
|with Niva in front of Launceston casino|
|our last dinner together...kangaroo steak|
|and homemade green tea + red bean cake!|
Thanks to Conney and QY for making the trip fun and memorable =)