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Tassie Day 1: Arrival

With the kids having their quarterly two-week break and me having an unexpected gap in my planing at work, we decided last minute, that a short vacation was in order. One of the places that was on our bucket list was Tasmania, and with flights being relatively affordable, the choice was an easy one.

So we booked the flights, added a camper-van, packed our bags and off we went. 

To make use of the cheap flights, we chose to fly on Thursday night. So we let the kids go to school for the first half of the day, while we got everything ready. Three bags and two backpacks should get us through the week and a half.

We left the house at 12pm to pick up Luka from school, then went on to get Kai. From there it was just another 45 minutes to the airport parking and a short shuttle ride to the new terminal 5. We had planned so well that we arrived with 2 hours to spare. Looks like we’re not fully adapted to the Australian way of getting there last minute quite yet.

Excitement was high and boarding could not go quick enough.
Excitement was high and boarding could not go quick enough.

The flight was very uneventful and we touched down in Hobart shortly before 6pm.

Welcome to Hobart, even though the weather was not that great.
Welcome to Hobart, even though the weather was not that great.

Getting the bags from the one carrousel they have at the airport took a while, but it gave us the chance to watch the sniffer dog in action. It was looking for fresh fruit and seeds, which you are not allowed to bring into Tassie.

Our close-up view of the sniffer dog.
Our close-up view of the sniffer dog.

From there it was a short hop with the shuttle to the Traveloge hotel, where we spent the night in the Executive Suite. Sounds a lot more glamorous than it was, but at least there were two rooms with enough beds for everyone.

Oh yes, and a bathtub with massage jets big enough for a dad and his two kids.

All in all a very pleasant start to our vacation.

Continue to Tassie – Day 2.

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