Hobart, Whiskey and nostalgia

Tasmania is our second to last place we needed to tick off the “been to Australia and saw…” list.

img_8107We spent 4 days in Hobart, and only an hours direct flight from Melbourne.  Such a beautiful little city, and unfortunately the cliché is true – it is very much like New Zealand.

Not necessarily in the ways I anticipated, so for the first day I was driving around saying “really …like NZ?”, but what becomes evident very shortly is the population difference – small little villages dot the cost line around to Port Jackson, and it is a region that seems to rely significantly on tourism – kinda like NZ. Continue reading “Hobart, Whiskey and nostalgia”

Upgrade me?

We are heading to Hobart in a couple of weekends (for 4 days of whiskey tasting and cheese platters #nomnom).  And as per usual received the “you can bid for an upgrade” email.  This always gets my hedonistic, slightly self entitled self salivating …. Ah, business class …

However, quickly I wake up to the harsh cold reality – for a 1 1/4 hour flight, do I need priority luggage (we are planning on doing carry on only); do I need lounge access (hold Air NZ membership card which is an affiliated Airline, so get access); do I need food from a Luke Mangan designed menu (had to google that); do I need access to movies and Tv (books, check, iPad, check) and do I require leather seats (I ain’t got anything here… Really do I?). Continue reading “Upgrade me?”