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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Tasmanian Adventure Part 1

Rakan rakan.

Since it's Friday at 6:15pm, Thought of giving you guys a download of my tasmanian trip....few things to note:
1) the island is much bigger than what people say it is
2) driving around the island in 1 one day is not possible
3) book ur accomodation in advance...dont think u can just get a B&B or hotel easily
4) i think half of the island, if not more, is made up of National Parks.....we went to 3 of them...first one is well known for its Russel Waterfalls. The reason why it's unique is that unlike normal 1-tier waterfall, this one was "multi-tiered"...when you see it from the bottom you think it's like one of those bumpy slides..but a huge one though.....very very nice..

Secondly was Lake St Clair, the deepest freshwater lake in Australia....it was high in the mountains so it was pretty cold considering that it is supposed to be summer here in Australia........the area was a bit surreal because there were fogs covering the nearby mountains and it felt a bit like dalam cerita hantu...

the round trip drive from Hobart to these places was like 7 hours...so u can imagine by the time balik Hobart, dah pukul 11.30 malam...finding a place to eat was like finding a jewel in the Tasmanian bush...punyalah susah....last last, aku buat muka kesian dekat one of the Indian Restaurants......thank God they were nice enough to take our orders and let us have some food...

whilst eating, suddenly baru tersedar yang we have not booked any accomodation !!....well, the original idea was that we were to drive around the island and wherever we stopped, we were going to find a B&B...however, since we decided to come back to Hobart, we could not find any vacant places....B&B, hotels, motels, brothels semua full.....by midnight, we thought we had to definitely spend the night in the car !!..boleh ke ??

once again, using whatever muka kesian that I had, I asked the restaurant to find a place for us to crash...he called everywhere but apparently there was something going on in Hobart that weekend sebab tu semua tempat full....last last, we said, OK, let's try one of those BACKPACKERS HOSTEL that we used to frequent in our old student days.....Memang nasib, ada satu backpacker hostel that had 2 beds left for the night !!..so cepat cepat lah kitorang lari ke situ and then baru realize that it was a mixed dorm with 3235454 people from 235445 nationalities....

kena ke ??....not to mention that it's been a long time since aku kena share bathrooms with 3434 strangers...but ANYWAY, the bed and the bathrooms were actually much cleaner that the ones I have encountered when backpacking around US 7 years ago....our "dormmates" were from Hungary, Korea and Japan....but by the time we arrived semua orang dah mengantuk and tak kuasa nak bersocial social....

On Sunday, we had to go to somewhere that is supposedly one of the most beautiful sights in the Southern Hemisphere....The Wineglass bay on the East Coast of the Island...In fact, the east coast of Tasmania is very well known for its scenic route..We spent hours hiking up and down to reach this place called the "Wineglass Bay"....I have to admit that the hiking memanglah memenatkan especially for someone yang gila fit like myself....but once u reach the top and see the bay beneath, then its like "wowwwwww"....

Seriously by the time habis satu hari berjalan, semua urat macam nak tercabut...
I haven't had the chance to download the photos yet and do the now infamous "Fadli slide shows" but I have this 2 pics below:
1) My colleague took this of me standing on the "Friendly Beach" facing the vast Tasman Sea ( which then joins with the Pacific Ocean ). Look at how big the waves are....people were surfing....me was lepakking...

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