Victor Harbor – The Seaside Playground

Honestly, I’m not really all that sure what he appeal with Victor Harbor actually is. Okay, I have probably been down here more times than I can count, and the place gets pretty packed during the summer. Okay, driving through the town isn’t as bad as it could be, and certainly isn’t like driving through a European City (I hate driving through European cities, but that has more to do with not knowing where I am going and not being able to refer to Google Maps while I am driv … More Victor Harbor – The Seaside Playground

Wandering the Rundles

Okay, this post is going to be a bit more than just a walk along Rundle Street and Rundle Mall, but as I was trying to work out a title I thought that one sounded quite nice. In fact, this post is about my walk along North Terrace, a quick wander through a couple of the parks at the East End, and then my (or should I say our) return journey down Rundle Street and then along Rundle Mall. Actually, this trek coincided with our trip to the South Australian Museum, however I have already written a post about that visit, so this is simply going to be about our meanderings around Adelaide’s shopping district. … More Wandering the Rundles

Adelaide’s Brighton Beach

It seems as if Brighton is actually a pretty popular name for a suburb. In fact I reckon a majority of states in Australia have a Brighton. For instance there is one in Tasmania, one one Victoria (which happens to be a really, really swanky suburb), one on Queensland, and of course one in South Australia. In fact, with the exception of Brighton Tasmania, all of them happen to be a seaside suburb (though they don’t strictly border the sea as Brisbane and Melbourne are both on bays, while Adelaide in on a gulf). … More Adelaide’s Brighton Beach

Back to the Beach – Henley and Grange

Okay, I have already partly written a post of a couple of Adelaide’s beaches (Glenelg, though that had more to do with my New Year’s Eve adventure, and Semaphore), so I guess I probably should write one about another beach that I seem to have regularly visited. Actually, this is a regular beach in that this would be the place that my friend’s would meet on those hot days that they would suddenly notify us about. … More Back to the Beach – Henley and Grange

Norwood – The Inner East with a Bit of Class

It was Christmas Eve and since I had finished work early I grabbed an old friend and decided to go and explore the suburbs to the east of Adelaide, especially since it had been quite a while since I had ventured down this way (and that there were a number of pubs that I also wished to visit, and catalogue). Being daylight saving (and the middle of summer – well not really, but Christmas is supposed to be on the summer solstice, at least here in Australia) it mean that we were going to have a lot more time, or at least daylight, to be able to explore. Unfortunately there doesn’t happen to be any trains that head out this way (so no train videos unfortunately), but we were able to make most of our way by foot, at least for the most part – we caught a bus to the first pub. … More Norwood – The Inner East with a Bit of Class

The Toy Factory – Gumeracha

I was going to write about our adventure in the Adelaide Hills, but since I have already written about the Birdwood Motor Museum, I’ll probably stick with Gumeracha (since there actually isn’t all that much in Birdwood other than a motor museum and a pub with an old beer truck hanging from the balcony). Actually, the way I understand it, people probably end up stopping at Gumeracha on their way to the motor museum, namely because you have to pass through Gumeracha to get there. … More The Toy Factory – Gumeracha

Museum Time – Museum of South Australia

Okay, I’ve actually been here quite a few times (actually more times than I can count) though in recent times it has been more because of a special exhibition as opposed to simply going to the museum to look around. The problem with special exhibitions is that after you have seen them you generally don’t want to go and look around the rest of the museum. Anyway on my recent trip to Adelaide I decided to take my brother to see the museum as the, well museum. … More Museum Time – Museum of South Australia

Good Old Hindley Street

Hindley Street has a bit of a reputation with the people of Adelaide – it is referred to by some as the ‘Entertainment District’ while by others as the cesspit of drunkenness and debauchery. It is one of those places that decent people tend to avoid at night because it is a magnet for many of the revellers of the city, and has the reputation to boot. It is also the street that young people with their first car tend to make a habit for driving slowly along its length, namely from King William Street to Morphett street (or vice versa), turning around, and then heading back again. … More Good Old Hindley Street

Mr Botanical’s Garden

I’m not sure why I insist on writing all these posts on Botanical Gardens since I am not a botanist, or a gardener, and all I end up doing is wandering around the place thinking “pretty plant, pretty plant, oh that’s a nice rose, gee what a big water lilly”. Then again it is a place that I have visited and I seem to have this form of obsessive compulsive disorder to sit down and write a blog post on almost every place that I have visited. … More Mr Botanical’s Garden

Meeting the Animals – Adelaide Zoo

Well, as I mentioned in my post on the Popeye, one of the things that I did when I was a kid was to go for a cruise around the Torrens Lake (which, as you may remember, is actually an artificial lake) and then get off and go to the zoo. Well, in an effort to relive old times, my brother and I did just that – we got off the Popeye and went to visit the zoo. … More Meeting the Animals – Adelaide Zoo