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Australia, Tasmania: Hobart – Peaceful Capital
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Not every capital is the same... In Tasmanian capital, you hardly see anybody on the streets at 9 p.m. There is plenty of people in downtown during the day yet still it is not a busy city. Everything is easy as in any other port city. They really respect tourists and try to offer them what they can. Moreover, you can take an organized trip or participate at one of many events as well as visit many of its museums and galleries. Moreover, Hobart is a great base to start your expedition to Antarctica.
Don't hesitate. Take alook with us at the everyday life of the locals.
I thought that I would not find a country which is more diverse than Scotland or Iceland. I was wrong. Tasmanie is an island south from Australia. It is almost as large as the Czech Republic. However, it seems like Scotland, Portugal, New Zealand all at once. Moreover, there are all kinds of animals you have seen only in documentaries about nature.
Had I let go of my travelling job and choose a place to settle, Melbourne would be my choice. Why? The city is built and developed for the people. Not for buildings, industry, developers, and not even for tourists. It is built for the people who live there. Thus it is also one of the best cities to live in in the world. Don't worry. You can still enjoy it and leave with unforgettable memories even as mere visitors.
Fifth year in a row has Melbourne become the best place to live. Last time I guided you through its modern and busy downtown. However, not many people live in downtown- many travel there for culture and to work there. Let's take a look how other districts look like, districts where people actually live and dwell in.
It is 9 p.m. Streets are almost empty yet you are in Tasmania's largest city which is home to almost quarter of million people. The reason is simple - the city is so vast nobody stays in downtown in the evening. However, it is quite lively and busy during the day. Still, this is a noise and business of a quiet harbor city where is no reason to hurry. Apart from rising number of tourists, there are no radiant tomorrows for the city iteslf.
When I tought Hobart there was absolutely nothing going on in Hobart, Launceston at first seemed even worse. Soon I found out this sleepy town has many interesting nooks and can be quite interesting. Nice houses, brick factories, churches, brewery, a river full of pelicans, and a large city park which holds Japanese macaques. Moreover, Tamar Valley, a vineyard area, is just around the corner.
Welcome to the new series of articles. This time we move to distant lands as we like to say to the antipodes. Our destination is the island of Tasmania which is located near Australia’s southeastern coast.