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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide July 14th 2013

Die Tage mit Yasmin, Christian, Sarah und David sind sehr schnell vergangen, weil wir wirklich viel unternommen haben. Normalerweise könnte das und die „Rund um die Uhr – Betreuung“ auch anstrengend sein, weil ich es nicht gewöhnt bin, aber ich habe mich nicht ein einziges Mal davon erschöpft gefühlt. Im Gegenteil: ich freu mich noch immer riesig, dass Yasmin sich für mich extra freigenommen hat und ich für ein paar Tage am Leben ihrer Familie teilhaben durfte :-) Vielen lieben Dank auch auf diesem Weg nochmals, liebe Yasmin! Ihr seid großartig, genau so wie ihr Euer Leben lebt, miteinander und mit Gästen umgeht. Am Morgen des Sonntags fuhren Christian, Yasmin und ich um 7 Uhr raus nach Port Adelaide, wo es wöchentlich einen kleinen Markt mit frischen Produkten von Produzenten aus Renmark aus dem Barossa Valley ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide July 13th 2013

Ich hab Yasmin gestern vorgeschlagen, heute nochmals im „Jam the bistro“ zu frühstücken, damit auch Sarah und Christian das tolle Essen dort genießen können. Daher sind wir auch wieder ein wenig später aufgestanden und direkt in die Stadt gefahren, allerdings ohne Christian, der zum Arbeiten daheim blieb. Kommende Woche wird er ohnehin wenig zum Schreiben kommen, weil Yasmin wieder arbeitet und die Kinder noch eine Woche Ferien haben, er also einiges mit ihnen unternehmen wird. Das Frühstück im „Jam“ war wieder einmalig, diesmal hatte ich getoastetes Gingerbread (Lebkuchen)mit Mascarpone und Schinken – ein Traum. Auch der Espresso hier ist echt einmalig J Im Anschluss ans Frühstück durfte reihum jeder von uns seine Zeichenkünste präsentieren: einer gab dem anderen ein Tier oder Ding zu zeichnen, die anderen beiden mussten es erraten. Eine Leichtigkeit für einen P... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide July 11th 2013

Auch heute bin ich in der Nacht gegen 4 Uhr aufgewacht und konnte längere Zeit nicht einschlafen. Mein Körper hat sich also noch nicht komplett auf die 7,5 Stunden Zeitverschiebung eingestellt. Dafür hab ich dann länger geschlafen und gegen halb zehn sind wir dann in die Stadt gefahren. Sarah wurde unterwegs noch beim Eislaufen mit ihren Freundinnen abgesetzt – ja, es sind hier gerade die zwei Wochen Winterferien, die es auch bei uns gibt. Was bei knapp 20 Grad ein wenig ungewohnt anmutet, allerdings gibt es hier das ganze Jahr über die Möglichkeit Eis zu laufen J Yasmin, David und ich sind dann zu meinem Lieblingsfrühstückslokal in Adelaide gefahren, dem „Jam the Bistro“ in der Wright Street. Das "Jam the Bistro" liegt im CBD (=Central Business District), also in der Innenstadt. Und ich konnte erleben, warum ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Glenelg May 25th 2013

Spent the last five days discovering Adelaide. I am staying in Glenelg which is a suburb of Adelaide with a couple Hans and Gerda who came originally from Switzerland but have lived in Australia for about thirty years. Explored the city by catching the local tram, very easy from where I am staying. Adelaide is not a huge city and is very easy to get around. Some of the Victorian architecture has been preserved and adds to the charm of a green tree filled city. I visited Adelaide Arcade which is a beautifully preserved Victorian shopping arcade complete with original tiled floor. Also visited the Tandanya Aboriginal art gallery which was interesting. Walked along the beach to Glenelg town and in the opposite direction to a place called Seacliff. Today Gerda took me to Halletts Cove ... read more
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Gerda at Halletts Cove
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide May 20th 2013

5/2 We got up early to have the free breakfast that the hotel offered, feeling rather sleepy after not a great sleep and it feeling like 5.30am to our body clocks! We had cereal and toast for breakfast and then headed out for a wander around Adelaide. We walked to the central markets first and we bought some fresh fruit and some hummus from stalls there. We had a look around the shops and stalls, and bought some food from Coles supermarket as there were communal kitchens in the hotel to use. We took our shopping back to the hotel and then used the computers in the hotel to book 2 day trips- one for the next day. We needed to get a bus for the trip tomorrow, so we headed out to find the bus ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide April 16th 2013

WOMADELAIDE 2013...Music to save the Planet. They call it Mad March...Mad because a year full of delights is crammed into one month...Mad because you'd be mad to miss it. I'm talking about Adelaide of course...that peaceful state capital of South Australia...that for one month of each year becomes the cultural capital of the World...showcasing Art (Turner landscapes), Comedy (Fringe Festival), Kite Festival, French Film Festival, vroom vroom V8s, Music (Future Festival) & more Music (the Big Daddy of them all)...Womadelaide...88,000 fans strolling, swaying, rockin' & boppin'...over 4 days...in the Botanical Gardens...the best organised music festival on the Planet. But this year reminded of the wounds to humanity...music silent in the home of Desert Blues, my beloved Mali...and the massacre of children in Syria...messages in music...reminding me what music can... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide April 13th 2013

Sat 13th A little research showed that we lucky senior citizens can have all day free travel on Adelaide busses and trams. Now, that was an offer we couldn't refuse. Marg and I wanted to look around the city at some of the historic buildings and Daviv and Mary thought they would start at the zoo. We stuck to our plan following a tourist mud map winding our way around town, down past the Railway Station, University, Royal Adelaide Hospital to the botanical gardens. We saw interesting parallels with Christchurch where their Hagley Park is not unlike to botanical gardens in relation to the central city, museums and hospitals. With Adelaide, the zoo is also in walking distance from the Botanical Gardens. Some interesting things stand out in this city, particularly the variety of statues. There ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide April 10th 2013

Adelaide is a great city and we are really enjoying our stay here, with so much to see and do. However, our first priority was to thoroughly clean the motorhome inside and out before exploring the local sights and attractions, as, as the saying goes, work before play! Next on the agenda was to fix our van door and a full vehicle service, ahead of our trip to Alice and Darwin and so with a clean bill of health given we can hopefully be confident that we have prepared ourselves for the long road ahead as much as possible. We ventured into Adelaide, exploring Rundle Mall and all the surrounding shops before taking the tram to Glenelg beach, Adelaide’s closest beach. Glenelg has many historic buildings plus a lovely pier which we walked along as it ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide April 5th 2013

Dagbog. Diary - det bliver på engelsk denne gang, da jeg er for doven til at skrive på dansk. Adelaide - impressions and experiences When I arrived to Adelaide on the 18th of March, I was really impressed by the city. It's a "small" city, but the infrastructure is genius: in the very middle of the city, you have the CBD (downtown) where everything is centered and in walking distance. Universities, libraries, museums, galleries, shopping streets, party streets, hostels and restaurants. You can see all the exciting things in just a few days and you can easily get out of the city aswell - all you have to do is jump on one of the free trams running 24/7. With everything worth seeing right in front of me, I was eager to get going. I visited ... read more

Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide April 3rd 2013

The sailing to Melbourne on the Spirit of Tasmania was very smooth and we were fortunate to have excellent recliner seats with uninterrupted views at the very back of the ship. Our good friend Kyra invited us for a delicious full English breakfast at her place in Melbourne the next morning. What a treat. We then headed off to pick up our bikes from storage but unfortunately took the wrong turn and ended up travelling through the main city streets of the city in rush hour traffic! We headed out west finally and it felt good to once again be on the road on the mainland, ready to explore the new route towards Adelaide and South Australia. Pete and I are still very keen to see as much as possible of this beautiful country and just ... read more
Horse drawn transport - Victor Harbour
Mt Shank - Mt Gambier
Superb Blue Wren




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