After traveling for about 28 hours (Frankfurt -(12.5h, new life record!)- Singapore -(8h)- Melbourne -(1h)- Hobart) and about 17000km (distance from home – new life record as well) I’m really on the other side of the world – especially if you mind that the longest distance between two points on the earth is about 20000km (half the equator).
At the airport Arko picked us up and drove us to our new home for the next 10 weeks.
We live in a great house together with a nice family close to the ocean (300m) and fairly close to the University. The view from the house is just amazing. Since we arrived in mid summer the weather is fairly good. However, figuring out the best clothing is quite tricky. Since Tasmania lies within the roaring forties there might be quite a lot of wind outside. On the other hand, the sun is really nice and warm.
On the first days we got our desks in Arko’s very well equipped lab (more on that later) and we were busy setting up the equipment and sorting out basic stuff as bicycles.
I’m very excited about the next weeks. We have tough about some interesting projects which will produce quite a lot of work – I imagine. However, since the landscape of Tasmania apparently is amazing I’m planning to hike … ahhem, bushwalk as they call it here 😉 as often as I can.
I’ll keep you posted. For now I’m saying good night and pass this day over to you 😉
And, btw., „Tasmania – explore the possibilities“ is the slogan to be found on Tasmanian cars. I thought, that would fit my trip to the other side of the world quite well. In this manner, the block got its header.