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After a long wait, the day has arrived - we are about to start our 6 months of travels.


After bumming around Mike & Hazel's place for the morning, Heather's dad gave us a lift to Sydney airport at 1pm for our 2:30 flight.
The flight itself was uneventful, flown with the world's worst airline. However, untypically the flight & the cabin staff were pretty good; maybe it's just long haul where they need to improve.
We landed at Hobart at around 4:30 and picked up our rental car, which was a comfy little Kia Rio. Ten minutes later and we were in the centre of Hobart trying to find somewhere to park.
We checked into the Argyle Guest House, had a shower and finished the evening at an Italian restaurant. We went way over budget, but what the hell, we're at the start of the expedition and we needed to celebrate!

Posted by jefranklin 16:00 Archived in Australia

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