Adelaide, South Australia
12 July — 13 July 2014
Red eye flight to Adelaide. No sleep but managed to catch the sunrise onboard. What an absolute beauty. (Unfortunately, there’s no photo.. next time!)
When I landed, it was freaking 8°. I am not well-travelled and this is the coldest I have been to. Having not prepared well for my London trip, I did research on what to do and the places to visit.
First stop: Mortlock Wing, State Library of South Australia
It was about 5-7 minutes walk away from where I stayed and boy it was cold. Bearable cold with the sun brightly shining.
It was such an incredible and humbling experience to be standing in front of the 130 year old library and museum. Reminds me how far I’ve come and the difference a year can make. Spent a good 30 minutes there. Shame I didn’t have a good camera to do the library justice.
(Outside State Library of South Australia.)
Had lunch at Two Bits Villains which was located in Adelaide Arcade, one of the places I planned to visit. Ordered a Sloppy Joe and a rose mint tea. The burger was horrible but the tea was lovely. Overall, disappointing experience.
Since it was the weekends, the shops and supermarkets closes at 5pm. There wasn’t much I can do besides going back to the library again (lol). I’m glad I made the decision to go back because while walking pass Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide, there was a couple taking wedding photos which was so beautiful! Another couple was taking photos in the library too but it was quite annoying because I can’t take photos.
For dinner, I planned for some smoked Goolwa Pipis at Street ADL by Jock Zonfrillo but can’t seem to find it on the menu. The place was packed so I skipped that. Headed opposite to San Churros for some Churros. Since dinner is ridiculously expensive here, I settled for Churros for Two and mojito which I brought back home.
Overall, Adelaide was a wonderful experience although the weather was a little too cold for comfort. If I have the chance again, I will revisit the State Library with a proper camera in hand.
Food here is expensive. And the airport is so strict with carriage of food items. Maybe I’ll try the Thai restaurant at Blythe Street the next time I’m here or I’ll just whip up a meal from the supermarket. Whole chicken for 9AUD? Sounds like an idea.