Back to civilization
26.02.2011 - 04.03.2011
Picking up after our last blog entry...
end of February 2011
We headed up towards Bay of Fires on the northern east coast of Tasmania for a couple days. It’s scenic and the best part was that it’s warm! (well..warmer anyway...)
With only a couple days left in Tasmania, We headed down to Bruny island- off the south east coast of Tassie. It was a few days of solid fishing- we caught heaps of squid and mullets. Calamari and fried fish…mmm.
Melbourne- artistic hub
Beginning of March 2011
Melbourne was 3 whirlwind days of fun. Since I took a flight to Melbourne to save some money, and James took the ferry. We had our first long hours apart since we started traveling. I slept in the airport for the first time in my life. It wasn’t at all comfortable, so I left to explore the city wee early in the morning. I walked all around downtown Melbourne- from the southern cross station to Queen Victoria Market to the State library to China town with all the delicious smells and food. It was quite exhausting and I saw more people than I have in months! Melbourne is hands down one of the coolest cities I’ve been. Next to the awesome people we met and the awesome fun we had, the city itself has such an artistic zing! James and I enjoyed a sunny day just walking through the graffiti covered alley ways in Fitzroy.
Highlight of Melbourne for me was the ‘Tattoo and Pizza party.’ We met a Korean tattoo artist named Wan Lee while camping in Tassie. He and his girlfriend captured our attention with their cross Tassie trip on their scooter. When we got back to Melbourne, he was available for a tattoo, but we had no space to do it in. On our last day there, his wonderful friends let us use their place and we got a slab, 4 pizzas, and tattooed away. I ended up getting the tattoo that I once had a dream of- I had a rough sketch, Wan made it into art. Though it was one of the most excruciating, agonizing painful experience I’ve ever had in my life. At one point of the night, around 11pm, I sounded like i was giving birth to sextuplets, Wan was droning out my scream with calming "ahhs," and we had Bob Marley blasting in the background. Geez, I wonder what the neighbours were thinkin'.
Now it’s all healed, I don’t regret it one bit.
check out Wan Lee's work on Facebook- tattontravel