MONA Review Kick-off

Updated 23rd February 2020 – This travel review on MONA aims to give you MONA’s vibe. The review starts from the first time I heard about her, because that is when she started to seduce my curiosity.

Let me explain.

We told a few different friends that we were heading down to Hobart. To my surprise, all of them immediately asked if we were going to take the ferry to MONA.

“Probably,” I replied to the first friend, NV, not that I knew anything about MONA. Rather, NV got that response out of me because her eyes were wide and her voice was low, indicating that MONA was a strange case of Enter at Own Risk.

MONA Review - Carnivorous plant door mat
Already, MONA had the welcoming vibe of this carnivorous plant door mat. (Click to find out the unbelievable name of this Amazon Australia product. You’ll never ever guess it, or ever remember it. WHAT THE..?!)

 

Naturally, I wasn’t sure whether I was going to love MONA or not, but it didn’t matter because I was already intrigued. Then I began wondering whether MONA was on an island. Was she an island? Or some dystopian town nestled in a Tasmanian valley, covered in fairy lights?

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My glass of sparkling wine travelled across our table by itself in Faro Tapas Bar!

MONA, Tasmania is a pretty WHAT THE..?! place in its own right. However,¬†Jim and I¬†experienced this unexpected¬†and unusual incident on Thursday 4th January 2018 in MONA’s Faro Tapas Bar.

Before you think, yeah right, know that 1st February 2018 I received a confirmation email from MONA’s Communications Team, which¬†can be found at¬†the bottom of this post.

Not only that,¬†I’m very happy to report that MONA published my two blog comments regarding the strange occurrence. You can find them in this post too. Thanks, MONA!

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Danae's aura photo

HOBART PSYCHIC EXPO: WHAT THE..?! No. 1

Psychic medium Rebeccah Rhodes picks up on my moving glass at MONA

 

HOBART PSYCHIC EXPO: WHAT THE..?! No. 2

Spiritual healer Paul Carlson makes Jim’s back pain disappear

 

HOBART PSYCHIC EXPO: WHAT THE..?! No. 3

Kristi Beams reads my aura photo with startling accuracy and insight 

Plus, vote in three WHAT THE..?! blog polls!

 

Yep. A hat-trick of WHAT THE..?!s appeared out of nowhere at Hobart Psychic Expo and I’d like to know if you think they’re WHAT THE..?! worthy.

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MACq 01 Cocky Billet Superior Waterfront Room

 

MACq 01 Hotel, Hobart?

You might be thinking oh, ANOTHER¬†Hobart WHAT THE..?! Travel Review, but as I’ve mentioned our Hobart trip in early January 2018 was rife with WHAT THE..?! moments. Therefore, I’d like to share this last one that happened to us at MACq 01 Hotel before I move onto Vanuatu, Darwin, Greece, and Japan.

Besides, the quirky and stylish MACq 01 Hotel is a unique, luxury hotel with plenty of personality¬†that in my opinion deserves a featured review. Also, it’s one of booking.com’s TOP HOBART PICKS and “RATED BEST VALUE IN HOBART.

 

MACq 01 Hotel Review - Enjoying the wharf outside MACq 01 "Story Telling" Hotel
Outside MACq 01 Hotel

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Hobart Things to See - Republic Bar Quality & Service counter

There’s heaps to see and do in Hobart.

The first thing you’ll do in Hobart is see history all around you. The second thing you’ll do is feel it.

From my Melbourne perspective, Hobart is a delightful “dollhouse” city. This is because so many buildings there are refreshingly low with carefully preserved facades that whisk you away to yesteryear. So, most of the sights you’ll see and the activities you’ll do in Hobart will have the backdrop of a rich, historical setting.

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While you’re seeing and doing in historical Hobart, you can also lap up the creamy luxury that the city has to offer you.

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