From Melbourne, V and I flew to Adelaide, the state capital of South Australia, our new home for at least the next six months. Unlike Melbourne, Adelaide is laid-back and unassuming. On first impression it feels similar to Perth, but give it a few days, and you’ll find that life is older and simpler here, like the city has been moving in slow motion while mining propelled Perth forward. That’s not always a bad thing, ‘cos what’s the hurry?
It didn’t take us long to discover the gems in the city and settle into a nice routine. We found a small non-profit cinema screening a curated selection of old and international movies, some rather obscure and won’t be found anywhere else (like Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, which I was dying to see!). The central market sells a wide range of fresh food under one roof and has been around for more than 100 years. There are shops offering free bike hire all over the city, and cycling is indeed a great way to explore the city given that it’s relatively flat and traffic is not too busy. There’s the River Torrens, parks of various sizes all over the city, and of course the Rundle Street Mall for the shopping (and window-shopping) enthusiast in all of us.
There will be more photos of the city to come, no doubt. Enjoy the weekend, everyone!
Photos by Arnold Hozana