Had my 1 week of fun in this arid city :)
Some very light and occasional showers welcomed me :) Checked into Quest @ Williams -- quite a spacious apartment. R&R with some of my bath salt in the nice big soaking tub after the night flight.
Spent 15th and 16th shopping @ Rundle Malls.. along Rundle Street, then to the Central Market and lazying @ Glenelg. Tried the Strand and it was indeed a food institution! :D Salmon and Chicken were done up to the perfection!
17th - went on a 3hr Murray cruise. Weather was splendid with good cloud cover. Nice and friendly hosts over morning tea and lunch on Murray River with great sights of wildlife. Also saw parts of the dried up Murraylands and the abandoned houses along the barrage to the sea. Is a real pity that the ecology has become such.
Also went up to Mt Lofty. Saw the tallest building of the city skyline -- Westpac (near where I put up). Along the way, saw a picture perfect wild Koala! :D -- It looks exactly like a stuffed toy, with white fur coming out from its ears and a thick white fur collar over its neck. It is the most photogenic Koala I've ever seen! :) Visited Melba's Chocolate and bought some dark chocs.. yummy.
18th - Did the Victor Harbor and horse drawn tram. Yeah, is the very touristy stuff. Lunch was good. Weather is still kind with very light rain. Bought MORE Fruchocs along the trip with a 10% discount. Visited Hardy's cellar door too.
19th - KI. Had plenty to see on the island -- Seal bay.. seeing lots of fur seals and had a very closed up view too! :D had lunch @ Vivonne Bay Bristro, saw a display of Birds of Prey, went up Flinders Chase NP and visitors centre, climbed the Remarkable Rocks, passed by Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse, visited Admirals Arch with NZ fur seals.. though they didn't smell as nice as those seen earlier... and thanks to the wonderful driver, had enough time to visit a Koala nocturnal walk park. :)
20th Took the free city loop bus. Visited the Botanic Gardens.. very dry with no water in the supposely river....so I didn't went on to the Torrens as I have another place in mind... Well, is Glenelg again. Just couldn't get enough of it isn't it? :D Had a delicious pizza @ the Strand.. yup.. again, strolled along the sandy beach and played with the fine sand. Is a bit chilly in the evening, so I enjoyed a cuppa of Cibo :)
21st - Breakfast is Cibo vs Pancake. Cibo won :D
Departing today... saw some dust over the hills. Hope is not the dust storm spreading over from the SE.
So there was my great week! :D My feel for this city is that -- though the land is dry and the city skyline could get better and the TV programs will get more interesting hopefully, the food is great (and takeaways too), wine is good, coffee is superb, shopping is fun (esp @ Target where prices are reasonable), people are lovely (though not overly-friendly which is good as real) and the city centre and the tram are clean and graffiti free. Thumbs up Adelaideans! :D