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zrusseff Adelaide - A travel report by Zellah
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Adelaide - the City of Churches

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After a 14-hour flight from San Francisco, I finally landed in Sydney but unfornately, I did not make reservations for accommodations - it was Mardi Gras Weekend. So I made my way to Wollongong, the nearest place close to the beach where I could get room.

After recouping for couple of days, I took the bus & train to Canberra. I can say that I saw the nation's capital city. The bus ride was terrific - it was the most magnificent views of the what looked like a misty rainforest. From Canberra, I took the train to Melbourne which reminded me of Seattle and San Francisco and since I have already lived those beautiful cities, I thought I would try Adelaide. Adelaide hit the spot. It is a quiet city with old world charms and friendly people. I love the churches and there are many of them. Not in a short supply are the cafes for a constant flow of espresso drinks. I was pleasantly surprise that Australia had that many coffee shops and being a coffee drinker I was in caffeine heaven. I love that I could take a trolly and head out to the beach and coming back to the city I could stop at the farmers' market and have dinner and pick up some fruits and vegetables. The array of international restaurants to choose from was a very attractive feature and that wine country was easily accessible. I stayed at Backpacker Oz where the owners, Sam, Tom & Penny (all siblings) made sure that their hostel was a clean, safe, fun place to hang out. They were very helpful organizing tours to Kangaroo Island, Barossa wine country, the outback and other places of interest. If you like a quiet place with great public transportation, an array choice for different foods; some place close to the beach, outdoor activities, shopping, Adelaide might be the place for you. I am so disappointed that I did not have a digital camera at the time - I was reluctant to keep up with technology and I regret it. I wish I had some photographs to insert but you will have to really to out there to enjoy it.

Favourite spots:
The farmers' market, Rundell Mall, the beach, being able to have long enjoyable walks.

What's really great:
People in Australia are the friendliest people in the world. I like that there is a variety of places and activities that is so easily accessible without Adelaide being a congested crowded city.

The Churches,

BackerPackers Oz - friendly, clean, convenient and affordable

Published on Thursday September 20th, 2007

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Mon, Oct 29 2007 - 11:20 AM rating by cool_imad

good to read about Australia, it's one of the places i would love to visit.

Fri, Sep 21 2007 - 08:59 AM rating by mistybleu

An interesting personal account, a little short but great for a first attempt.


PS I hope you have a digital camera now - you must never leave home without one. All the best


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