After a good night’s sleep I began the day well rested.
I started a load of washing and went out for a walk around the city and to get some breakfast. One hour later I was back to put my washing into the dryer, then I went for another walk into a different direction.
This gave me a nice impression: Adelaide is quite nice, just like Brisbane. But just like Brisbane and Cairns it doesn’t have much interesting stuff for tourists to do, the good stuff happens outside the city and can be started from here.
The statement that Adelaide is boring seems to be true, I am happy that I am spending only 1 day here.
In the afternoon I caught the tram to Glenelg, which is the most wellknown suburb of Adelaide directly at the beach. Finally I could go for a swim 🙂
Unfortunately the surf was as exciting as in the Port Phillip bay at Melbourne, but at least the water was nicely warm. So I hung out in the water for a while, then in the sun for a while, then went back to the tram into the city and my hostel. Alone at a beach without big waves is pretty boring, and Glenelg wasn’t very interesting either. I am glad to move on tomorrow 🙂
Adelaide has 3 characteristics I want to mention:
- It is called the “city of churches” because it has heaps of them due to the promise of religios freedom when Adelaide was founded. I would not be suprised to even find a Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster here 😀
- The CBD is square and surrounded by a ring of parks/gardens as wide as a cannon could shoot when the city was founded. This was because the guy in command was a military person who had to think of defending the city.
- The traffic lights here are as awfully inefficient as in all other Australian cities, so I won’t start ranting about that again :S
Since Coopers is my favourite Australian Beer and it is produced here in SA it was logical for me to have dinner at the Coopers Alehouse. I ate the “famous salt and pepper squid” with a pint of Coopers Pale Ale and that finishes the day and this post! You can now watch my photos from today, but they’re not very interesting. Adelaide doesn’t have a skyline so there are no nice shots at night time.
Ah yes, on the way back to the hostel I ran past the bus that would pick me up the next day. Small world! 😀
“really not that impressive…”
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