Post by Portia
Hi there Fragrant Fumies,
This week my mate Alice & I decided to take a moment out of our lives and go down to the island off the bottom of Australia. It’s called Tasmania and it is beautiful.
Tasmania is 68,401 km² and has around 500K people. Let’s compare that to South Korea at 96,920 km2 and 49M (July 2015 est.). Yes, it’s a quiet out of the way place full of beautiful mountains and rivers, small towns and larger ones, friendly people and an enormous amount of history, quite a lot of it as brutal and unforgiving as the winds that whip up direct from Antarctica.
What better way to commemorate such a journey than to do a Photo Essay and have you guys along on the trip.
I know you are absolutely agog to know what fragrances I took. EASY! I grabbed my Hermès 15ml travel size of Vanille Galante, a vintage Youth Dew, something I didn’t even look at and what’s left of my Oriental Brulant that I wore for the whole 2 days and LOVED!
Here are the pics of our adventure! All the gorgeous scenery ones were taken by Alice and I took the rest.
Tasmania! Two Days Away: Photo Essay
Ready for TAKE OFF! One of my besties, Alice, and I off to look at Tasmania. YAY!
Hotel Grand Chancellor in Launceston. Trip Advisor gave it VERY mixed reviews but we found it comfortable & clean and the staff very friendly.
I know, but I love BUFFET BREAKFAST!!!
Serendipitously it was Farmers Market Saturday Morning and we had a wander through. The produce was unbelievably gorgeous and Alice bought some local wines, meringues and fresh picked, unsprayed raspberries! Happy Girl. We also grabbed some spicy sunflower and pumpkin seeds for our BFF Kath.
Home made chocolate whiskey meringues. WINNER!
Spicy Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds.
That will be Pinot Gris for the sexy bitch please.
Launceston has a wonderful olde worlde feel to it, we really liked the atmosphere and the people. It’s a cool town for a funky bunch.
On the road again. We hired a car and drove ourselves. Way more fun.
15 thoughts on “Tasmania! Two Days Away: Photo Essay”
Thanks for sharing Portia. Tasmania looks wonderful and so exotic to me from my southern/central European point of view. It’s always fun to realize how Farmers markets are similar all around the world. A little bit of seeds, a little bit of oil, a little bit of home made cosmetics and cookies and in the end I always spend a fortune during my visit. Enjoy the rest of your trip!
Yes, they are similar around the world but everywhere the oil is a little bit different, the cakes etc a little bit of the area. We didn’t spend a fortune but it would have been all too easy.
It looks like you guys had a great time. Gorgeous scenery! It is a little strange to see the light and shadows of late summer and early fall while we are just jumping into spring around here. Also, Tasmania’s population density that you mention is something I find very appealing. People are being packed in tighter here all the time. I am thankful for our sloped acre, even though it is a bitch to maintain.
Yes, loads of space. It’s still affordable too. Even better.
Thank you for taking me on the trip with you. Beautiful scenery and markets and wow – the lighting now was perfect. A small adventure for the weekend. Lucky dogs… Xoxo
We were laughing Sandra because if you go 1000km in Europe you could cross 6 or more countries. It was a really great get away.
I love your photo essays Portia! Beautiful scenery fun friends interesting perfume ….
Heya Anna Maria,
I like the photo essays better when YOU are in them too.
Where was the school and church Portia? Curious. (I grew up in Tasmania.) Thanks for the essay!
Ahh! Howu AnneMarieC,
Campbell Town is the place, about a third of the way from Launceston to Hobart, beautiful and prosperous looking town with a couple of Antique stores and a yummy bakery. MMMMM
This photo essay was a lot of fun Portia and even more fun because I kept hearing Jin’s impression of Alice 🙂
He He he! “My Grandmother!”
Alice is a swell girl and we all love her like crazy.
You two would laugh your heads off together.
Love your photo essay.
I was in Tassie recently and Launceston was so so dry. It is such a beautiful part of the world.
Hope you got your much deserved break.
We took the rain with us and had a beautiful cool drive to Queenstown and then Launceston. Perfect sunshiny day next day.
It was fun but not very relaxing, go go go.
What an amazing trip! I need to stop being lazy and get out to some fun farmers markets and flea markets this summer!
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