Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Apr 18, 2012 - Den afslappede by!
Efter en herlig tid i Melbourne, var turen nu kommet til Adelaide, endnu en millionby, men dog ikke så stor som Melbourne. Trods byen rummer over 1 million mennesker, vil det være en skam at sige at den har ret meget at byde på, eller… Vejret her i Adelaide kan man bestemt ikke klage over. Siden ankomsten til Adelaide har vejret budt på plus 28 grader fra en nærmeste skyfri himmel, hvilket vi har nydt i dets fulde drag. Dertil skal det tilføjes at vejret i Adelaide ændre sig markant på fredag, hvor vi sjovt nok drager videre på vores rejse...Jump to full entry
Feb 11, 2012 - svenska
Left Adelaide and headed to Sydney for the night. then a few hops Sydney - auckland - Santiago - Rio. Decide to get the bus from the airport to save money and did quite well even though I ws very tired. But wasn't watching and got off a couple ofstops too late and had to get a taxi back.The hotelwas OK not a bad position and a large room which I only had forthe night andthen ws put ina share with Di one of the women who will beon the trip with me. She is Australian and seems quite nice very short and deaf! Many of the people we are meeting...Jump to full entry
Jan 31, 2012 - Adelaide
………………….. to Adelaide! Well actually in the scheme of things it was a short hop really and only put us another 3 hrs ahead so should have been ok. Flight itself was very good. As it was a much shorter flight, the plane was obviously a lot smaller and the seats a lot firmer!!! So not too comfortable but not too bad either. Our problems only began when we landed. Not sure that Adelaide is really geared up for tourists. It took us an hour to get through customs, but to be fair it took the Aussies nearly as long to get through theirs as well,...Jump to full entry
Jan 12, 2012 - On the road again!!
As written by Gemma. This is where and what we will be doing over the next 6 weeks, just in-case of any natural disasters. I.e. getting eaten by sharks, being killed by snake or spider poisoning, Tsunamis, Cyclones, Earthquakes, flooding, abduction, Civil wars etc. We leave Adelaide on Sat 14th Jan and we're going on a coach tour with www.travelaust.com.au from Adelaide to Alice springs, 3 days. A night at the YHA in Alice, then with the same company going to Uluru for 3 days camping. We've then got a night back in Alice springs YHA again....Jump to full entry
Jan 1, 2012 - Happy New Year
Happy New Year Everyone Sorry a bit late to do this update, been busy booking and planning the rest of our trip!! Had a great New Years Eve at the Stamford Grande at Glenelg. Great view of the sea front and sunset and 2 fireworks displays. One at 9:30 for the kids and again at midnight. Had a good group of people sat at our table which made the night really good and interesting. Music and food not quite as good, but plenty of alcohol to make it better!! In the end we were the last people to leave the venue at 1am, but had been invited round...Jump to full entry
Dec 25, 2011 - Merry Christmas Everyone
Merry Christmas everyone. Its a cool 27 degrees today down from 36 yesterday!! Experienced midnight mass last night, but I was not feeling too well and was not all that Christmassy in the end. After having our bucks fizz breakfast and Salmon, scrambled egg and English muffins, we went for a walk along the beach and took a few photos!! Walked back listening to a guy playing the bag pipes from his balcony, which made it feel like we are in Scotland. This evening we will hopefully be down the beach again for a bbq. Thank you for the cards we...Jump to full entry
Dec 21, 2011 - Another day trip out of Adelaide
Just a few days before Christmas now and its warming up somewhat now!! Starting to be in the 30's everyday now and Christmas Eve/Christmas Day looking to be in the mid 30's. Not been up to a huge amount these last few weeks. Gemma working hard helping save money for the next leg of the trip. I have not been so lucky in getting work. So been busy spending the money Gemz has earned!! Not really, just planning and booking last bits of our trip. My photography job has now finished for the year, but at least we have been invited to the owners...Jump to full entry
Dec 4, 2011 - Harndorf & Bridgewater
Spent the day on Sunday borrowing our landlords car!! A mark 1 Vauxhall Astra with a Daewoo badge on, no power steering and a manual. First manual car I have driven since in 3 months. So that was an experience in itself. After a 10 point turn trying to get out of the car park, managed to get onto the freeway and head towards Harndorf. Harndorf is the oldest German settlement in Australia, so spent the afternoon wine, cheese and any free food tasting that was on offer. Also had a nicely refreshing and very expensive dunkel beer whilst St....Jump to full entry
Nov 27, 2011 - Our new holiday home!!
We have now moved into a nice little apartment on the beach and this is going to be our home for the next 7 weeks or so. Renting the spare room of a couple, he is from Nottingham and she is from Peru. Had a nice bbq on the beach last night and a great sun set. Gemma is pretty much working full time as she is now the only therapist in the salon and I am still looking for work. Although I do have an interview this evening. If anyone wants to send us anything, I would do it sooner rather than later as we may be off again before it...Jump to full entry
Nov 23, 2011 - Adelaide
This is our new home for the next 2 months or so. Slightly off the tourist trail, which we like. No noisey disrespectful travelers at the place we are at now. Gemma had an interview yesterday, got the job and is now working today and earning nearly 3x more than normal. I am hunting for a room to rent, so hopefully by the end of the day we will have found somewhere. Then I will be job hunting too. Only 9.5 hours ahead of you guys back home now and we currently have 2 contact numbers as we have found a cheaper network to use. Will update new...Jump to full entry
Translation to follow! Our long drive to Adelaide on the 19th was, happily, without incident and easier than feared. After all this driving on the left, I’m wondering if driving on the right when we return to Colorado is going to be weird! Unlike The Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Port Fairy, the road heading north and west to Adelaide was primarily straight. In line with our experience on the ocean road, there was almost no traffic: until we reached the outskirts of Adelaide, we saw perhaps 60 – 80 others cars, most of them going the...Jump to full entry
Nov 19, 2011 - Letsa go!
So, I posted the itinerary as a way to explain my lack of entries. I don't know what the deal is with these seaside towns, but there was no Internet whatsoever. Not even one to try to hack into. And so it was with the sleepy town of Robe. If you blinked as you were driving by, you missed it. Then, why on earth would I want to go back immediately? The beach houses! Honestly, it wouldn't have mattered which one we chose, they were all gorgeous. The beach is right in your backyard. No, really, walk past the back deck, out the gate, and down...Jump to full entry