Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Aug 16, 2014 - Le week-end francais

Bis ez hani scho vil gschribe, aber vil ziit isch nonig vergange. Es isch, chronologisch gseh, ersch Samstignomi und ich lige grad eleige i mim riisige, düster Hostelbett und lueg grad „The Lego Movie“. Wer de Film gseh hett kennt d'Titelmelodie sicher: „Everything is awesome!“ Naja nöd grad passend zu minere Luune bis dött ane wiener vilicht scho mitübercho hend. Do plötzlich goht d'Türe uuf und scho han ich d'Exklusivität vomene Einzelzimmer verloore gha. Zwei jungi Fraue hend s'Zimmer betrete und sich grad emol es Etagebett unter de...

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Aug 16, 2014 - Hostel (hetts nöd mol en Horrorfilm geh wo so gheisse hett?)

Usm vorherige bricht henders jo mitübercho: Ich bin am erschte Wuchenend in Adelaide i irgendeme Hostel do in Adelaide gstrandet. De Name isch 'Tatts Backpackers' zum die ganz Aglegeheit echli zpräzisiere. Won ich dött inegstürchlet bin, isch mer dött im Moment grad alles chli schnuppe gsi. D'Devise im dem Moment isch gsi: Hauptsach es Zimmer miteme Bett drin, won ich min Krempel anegheie und schloofe chan. Die erscht Wahl isch jo bekanntlicherwiis nöd immer die Bescht, aber defür chan ich eu ez echli vo dem Hostel verzelle: - Won ich am...

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Aug 5, 2014 - Adelaide

I've been having a lovely time in Adelaide Aunty Libby kindly offered me her spare room and it has been great catching up with her. Panda and I have been exploring the area and checking out all the cute stone houses. Today I popped in to see uncle dunc, leone and Liam and we had a little kitchen catchup. Duncs new Harley is very shiny and has more blankets over it than I have on my bed!!!

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Mar 26, 2014 - Fly from Adelaide to Sydney & on to London Heathrow

Early start! At the airport for a 9.30am flight to Sydney to connect to a later flight to London via Singapore. Just time for a coffee & a few hugs before the journey home begins....... At Sydney - a bit of retail therapy (including squishy neck pillows), reading & wifi time before boarding our BA flight.........

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Mar 24, 2014 - Renmark & back to Adelaide

An early start ready to reach the bridge by 9.15am in readiness for it to open at 9.30. At 7am the river was calm & the pink light of dawn reflected on the mirrored surface. A few ducks came to investigate & as we set off for the bridge swallows followed us, swooping around the boat in the search for insects. A few pelicans patrolled the edges of the river as we joined a couple of other houseboats waiting to go under the bridge. After unloading our bags & completing formalities we headed back to Adelaide, stopping at Waikerie to pick up a...

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Mar 23, 2014 - Adelaide, Australia

Pete called from Adelaide to say that things were going well. The band had played for a “Liberace-type” piano soloist the night before and were planning to play some Big Band sets after the cruisers returned from their day in Adelaide. The city of Adelaide is actually about 30 miles from the port, with access by train or bus. Since the weather was gray and rainy, Pete decided not to actually go into the town but did take some pictures of the ship in port. He will be at sea for several days now, as the driving distance between Adelaide and...

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Mar 19, 2014 - Return to Adelaide

Today we returned to Adelaide. After breakfast & packing the car we stopped in the centre of Victor Harbor for a last walk around. Then off to the city stopping at Grange, a seaside resort near Glenelg for lunch & a walk by the beach. A lovely sunny day & the cafe was packed. On our way we passed Adelaide Airport where next week we begin our epic journey home.......

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Mar 15, 2014 - Adelaide - in the city

Today we went into the city on the bus. Had a wander around by the River Torrens, visited the amazing Central Market & had a late lunch in the food court. All the restaurants in the food court seem to be Asian of some description. I had a bowl of spicy noodle soup with chicken, prawns, pork & veg. Served with a wedge of lemon, sliced red chilli & bean sprouts on the side to add to taste. Yummy! My new favourite Vietnamese which I suspect will be impossible to source back in St Austell!

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Mar 14, 2014 - Visiting the Barossa

Another day, another winery!! Today a trip to the Barossa Valley. Home of Maggie Beer (famous Australian cook), Chateau Barossa Winery & Kangaroos. We visited Maggie Beer's farm, tasted lots of yummy produce & had lunch on a terrace overlooking a lake. Later we walked round the lake & then off to the Chateau Barossa Winery where we admired the beautiful building, explored the interesting shop & tasted a couple of their wines. The chateau is used for weddings & their function room was being prepared for a Saturday wedding. On our journey...

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Mar 13, 2014 - At home in Adelaide

This morning we went for a walk along the path in the bush (Australian countryside - not a shrub!!) opposite Sally & Phil's house. Lovely under the trees, listening to the birds & watching out for Koalas - we didn't spot any. We walked to a local garden centre for coffee, then back home the quicker way along the road. Later Sally & Phil collected their granddaughter from school, took her back to her home & we all stayed for dinner.

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Mar 12, 2014 - Fly to Adelaide

Up early for breakfast with Gai & Hugh before Gai went off to work. Hugh took us to the airport for our Qantas flight to Adelaide. A short flight of less than 2 hours. As we walked into arrivals Sally (my cousin the £10 Pom!) & Phil (her husband) were there waiting. No passport control as it's an internal flight. Lovely to see them. We didn't stop talking about plans for the next 2 weeks & how all the family are doing all the way home. Great to see them both & catch up.

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Feb 16, 2014 - Adelaide

Our ship docked in Port Adelaide which is a smaller and, for the most part, less prosperous city than Adelaide which is about a half hour’s drive away. We had booked a ship’s excursion which saw us taking a bus from the port through Adelaide and up into the hills beyond to a wildlife park. The day was a bit cooler with the threat of rain and you’ll notice in the photos that we started off wearing our jackets. This was a first I think since we left home! At any rate, we didn’t need them for long as the clouds soon parted and the sun peaked...

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