On the weekend we visited Hobart for the first time. It was a chilly but cosy place with roaring winds, a fine waterfront market, picturesque mountain backdrops, a deep dark modern gallery, great food, and constant smoky fireplace smell. We stayed 3 nights at a niceÂ Airbnb that put us in walking distance to some great Turkish and Thai food, as well as the historic down town. Did I mention it had a fireplace? It was heavenly. The first day we spent hours at the Salamanca Market, day two was a rainy day in the dark halls of the Museum of Old and New Art, and on the third day we planned to take a bus up Mt. Wellington for a bit of hiking, but the bus wasn’t running because of the snow. Instead we strolled around the Battery Point neighbourhood shops, galleries and coffee shops.