Welcome to Hobart
30 hours and 3 flights later, we finally arrived in Hobart!
We rented a car and after a few practice rounds of driving on the left side of the street, we made it to our Sandy Bay Airbnb and met up with Jess (my actual first Aussie friend who I studied with in Paris) and her fiancé, Ali. They're getting married this weekend which is what brought me to Australia in the first place! My travel mates for this trip are Alison (my college roommate), Zilaikh (one of my best friends from the Sorbonne), and her husband, Pedro.
We took the scenic walk through Battery Point to Salamanca Market for lunch.
We landed at Lola Espresso and I had a salmon pod (similar to bowls in NY) with fig & carrot salad and Spanish tortilla.
The coffee names are different than the states and the closest thing to a regular American drip coffee is a "long black" which is really more of an Americano. I've learned that a "regular coffee" means a cappuccino to the locals here.
After lunch, we wandered around the pier and Salamanca Market shops a bit more, picked up some snacks, and headed to bed early to beat our jet lag.