We arrived in Tasmania this morning, and the taxi driver we had from the airport was a mad man! He was polish and kept going on about how his number plate had MP in it which stands for Minister of Parliament etc. We decided it stood for Mad Pole! He was chatting to us on the way and seemed appalled that we didn't know that a prince from Denmark married a Tasmanian, and was interrogating us about boats and stuff. Then, when we mentioned we were going to look for fruit picking work in Tassie he got his paper out because there was an article about it in there and he started reading it over his steering wheel! I thought we were gonna die!!
Again, we couldn't check into our hostel til 2, so we went for a wander around Hobart. The first thing we came to was St. David's Cathedral. We went in for a look and it was beautiful, but then i always think churches are, there's just something about them. We then walked through Franklin's square and made a wish in the wishing well there, then tried to go to th Maritime museum but decided not to cos you have to pay. So we went to the Tasmanian museum and Art gallery instead, and saw the weirdest art exhibit i've ever seen. I don't usually get art anyway, but this had a film of a guy throwing up milk!! The woman tried to explain it all to us but i still think it was weird. The artist also sat with his head poking through a hole in a tilted stage for a few days (David Blaine style) but he'd finished before we got there. Weird!
On our way back to the hostel we went into Westpac (the bank) to sort something out to do with working in Aus and the guy that was helping us was hilarious. His name was Adam and just chatted away at us. Let's just say he told us he used to be a hairdresser and we weren't surprised! he then phoned someone for something to do with our accounts and she was rude to him and he got quite upset "I'm just not used to all this confronatation!". Bless him. We ended up sat in the bank for an hour and a half, but it was worth it cos it was hilarious. Oh and he said that if we're ever stuck for somewhere to sleep, we should stay in the ATM room at the bank.
Tonight we went to a bar called the Telegraph that do 'round the clock' jugs. $5 at 5pm, $6 at 6pm etc, but i went home early cos I was tired and we start our tour early in the morning. Gonna go back next week though!