Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Hobart, Tasmania - Day 1

Oink's cousin was getting married on 23 march, 2014, in Melbourne and we were thinking, why not take the opportunity to jalan-jalan at Australia? So off we book tix. At first we didn't buy any tix for Tomato, Oink was adamant that he didn't want to bring her along even I tried to coax him to bring her along. But after we watched "The Impossible", before we slept that night, he suddenly said " Lets bring Tomato with us" LOL!! What the, I can't even beat a freaking movie into making my dear husband change his mind. This is too much. LOL.

We didn't want to spend whole 2 wks only at Melbourne, so we decided to walk around a bit and picked Tasmania and Sydney.

We took a night flight from LCCT to Melb- Tullamarine airport. And then, we spend a night at an uncle's house before flying with jetstar to Hobart, Tasmania on the next day. We plan it that way so that Tomato won't feel too tired. At least she can rest a bit before flying again. So how was our 8 hours flight from KL to Melbourne? I would say I was glad? I expected worse, I thought Tomato will make alot of fuss, but she didn't. But she didn't actually sleep until AA started to stop serving meals and off the lights. :(, which is like around 1++am! So when we arrived Melbourne, we were so tired. After meal and shower, we hit the beds and zonked out. When we woke up, its already afternoon in Melbourne. 

our flight to hobart was very early, 7am in the morning, so we had to wake up early. Tomato was excited. She loves taking plane. She slept mostly throughout the flight. We landed quite early, took our rented car from redspot car rentals. Talking about car rentals, I was so stressed when researching on Australia. Aus has a strict regulation on road law involving children. If not mistaken,kids under 7 has to be in a car seat at all times while on the road. But the good news is,malaysian driving license holder can drive is aus for up to 2 mths. But still we paid rm10 to get oink's driving license translated,we are kiasi like that,*ahem*. And i got so stressed up reading up horrible stories with car rentals,but redspot was good. Their counter was with the most people when we arrived to collect our nissan almera.

ok, i think i have loso long enough,back to the topic shall we?

our first destination was to Salamanca Market. The weather was gorgeous,warm but not too warm.



We didn't get anything much from the market except lunch and a small jar of jam.lol. Everything is so $$ if i convert to RM.why oh why rm is so weak?? We bought a very nice baked potato with cheese and all sort for Tomato,but she wouldn't eat.  We were puzzled. She was so cranky and clingy and while i hope she didn't come down with fever, i took her temperature anyway and was confronted with what we fear most.37.5 degrees, she had mild fever :(

Good thing was i brought along my boba 4g. She slept while snuggling close to Oink. Did i mention their park is so nice? Pity tomato was sick and don't have the mood to run around.

After that,we moved on to Grandvewe Cheeses. Hoping to see flocks of sheep running around. Imagine when we got there, 40 mins later, we can actually count the no. of sheep  'x' . Oh well.



Notice Tomato's kool fever patch?:-s At least she was better after a nap in the car, and she loves looking at animals. Makeup-less face 'x' Still not bad right? 'x'!!!


On the way back to the town, I saw this and got curious, so I got Oink to stop the car so that I can have a photo of it. That's the beauty of driving ourselves. I hope this will scare smokers bad enough. 44 years of smoking = 100k up in smoke! Wow that's alot. If the photo didn't scare smokers out there, I hope the amount of money they are wasting will wake them up. LOL!

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