Small world? You bet! Tayto Van at Glenorchy!

Imagine the surprise and disbelief of me driving through Hobart in Tasmania in May 2010 and seeing a van with the word “Tayto” on it!!! The Northern Irish crisp! And next to the sticker on this white van was another sticker with “Norn Iron” on it. I thought for once in life my eyes were Read more about Small world? You bet! Tayto Van at Glenorchy![…]

Backpacking in Australia: Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen in Tasmania

I waited until June 2010 to see these three things, when really I should have ticked them off and seen them all in February 2010, in my first week in Tasmania. They are not must dos or must sees by any means. But if you’re on the Tasman Peninsula, why drive past and bother to Read more about Backpacking in Australia: Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen in Tasmania[…]

World Cup Opening Match at Wrest Point, Hobart

The 10th June 2010 came round rather quick. Aged 30 and living in the land under down under (Tasmania) I was attempting to mix my working life with my lifelong hobby – watching football, the greatest game on planet earth.   It was going to be tricky. In the run up to the World Cup Read more about World Cup Opening Match at Wrest Point, Hobart[…]

Backpacking in Tasmania, Australia: Hobart Revisited

First time round it wasn’t all that pretty. I ranked it as dull and claimed I was uninspired. That was on a two day summer visit to the Tasmanian capital back in February. However I since returned to Hobart twice after that (in May, and then in June) and suddenly realised I was wrong at Read more about Backpacking in Tasmania, Australia: Hobart Revisited[…]

Closest Ever NISC Meeting To The South Pole

I had never heard of the Carlyle Hotel, or even the district of Moonah, some kind of northern suburb of Hobart, I believe. It was time to hold the closest ever meeting to the South Pole for any Northern Ireland Supporters Club in history. And thanks to Hobart based, Andy Power, the venue was sorted, Read more about Closest Ever NISC Meeting To The South Pole[…]

Visiting Salamanca Market, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

    Salamanca Market is a famous market in Hobart, Tasmania. I’m not sure why it’s called “Salamanca” market, possibly leant from a traditional style Spanish market, but these days there’s definitely nothing Spanish about this pretty little morning market in Tasmania’s capital.   I could easily have spent 5 months in Tasmania without ever Read more about Visiting Salamanca Market, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia[…]

Brunswick Hotel, Victoria Tavern, Glentoran v Dundee United, Bushmills and The Charlatans

My second time in Hobart was three months after my first time. And I’ll be back again next week to watch the World Cup with a Northern Irish mate. It’s a city that has grown on me, or what I mean is I didn’t like it much at the start and now I do. I Read more about Brunswick Hotel, Victoria Tavern, Glentoran v Dundee United, Bushmills and The Charlatans[…]

Cafe on Collins – Hobart: Earl Grey Tea, Chest X-Rays, Cherries…and the Antarctica Dream

This is a live blog post. I don’t do many, but a lot has happened recently and right now I am relaxing in a very nice cafe! So I have time! I have my laptop plugged in, my wireless internet on, and a cup of the Earl Grey tea by my side. It is “Cafe Read more about Cafe on Collins – Hobart: Earl Grey Tea, Chest X-Rays, Cherries…and the Antarctica Dream[…]

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