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Adelaide – my city.


I haven’t written about it yet, but I have decided I am going to travel with my little family. First I will start with Australia, then make my way overseas, I started comprising a list of places I would like to travel to, I haven’t finished that list yet. I plan on writing about every place I visit. Today I was going to travel into the city but the weather is too hot to take a newborn, so I’ve had to rely on google for images of my city – I take no credit for the pictures. Adelaide my city travel destination 1

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Adelaide, here you can find peace in ‘rush hour’ – especially if you are from a big city like Sydney or Melbourne. It is almost always sunny here in Adelaide, even in winter you can see sunlight, it does not snow here.

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In these pictures you can see the ‘Intercontinental hotel’ Torrens river A lot of other buildings And the Adelaide Festival theater

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In primary school (grade school for Americans) I used to perform here with my school, I was in the choir, we performed here every year for a event called ‘The festival of music’

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We would spend all year preparing for this one event. I remember the feeling of being on that stage in front of thousands of people, signing and it was amazing. Another even we spent all year preparing for, was a contemporary dance number for a competition called

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I competed in this 2 years in a row. I miss performing. I hope my boys get to experience stuff like this when they get to school.
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The Adelaide museum is one of my favorite places to visit. If you have a look through my first posts when I started this, you will find the one I wrote on the museum.
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Adelaide is filled with ‘old’ buildings, most of them haven’t been upgraded to look ‘mainstream’ yet. That is one thing I absolutely love about Adelaide, you feel a little as if you have gone back in time when you come here. But when night time hits, you wonder what this city is hiding.

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This is above our hungry jacks. It turns on at night time and plays various pictures, it lights up the night sky.
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Our infamous ‘Hindley street’ is no stranger to light shows and secrets.
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The night life here is amazing I hear – I haven’t had the time or real desire to experience it by myself, but I promise if I do I will write about it. Hindley street has mixture of clubs, pubs, restaurant and Gentlemens clubs.
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Even the railway station will surprise you
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ordinary during the day
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Colourful casino and restaurants by night.
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Let’s move onto shopping – Rundle mall, now you may know about this place from seeing the famous ‘Rundle mall balls’ somewhere, if not then these are the famous balls.
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These balls have served us well in Adelaide, they serve as a national landmark, a tourist destination, a meeting place for friends, business partners, school trips and family. In some cases, sadly a place to remember loved ones that have moved on from this world. Many people hold memorials at these balls.

In 2011, a friend of mine had given up on fighting his battle with depression. He was bullied severely for his sexuality. Kahl Sims. Bullying should never get to the point that a young man, with so much potential takes his own life as a result.

We all light candles, I think about 50 or so of Kahls friends and family attended the memorial, many tears were shed that night.

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Hope the afterlife is treating you much better buddy.

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Shopping in rundle mall is an experience, with many local boutiques, cafes and underground salons, internet cafes and various shops.
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The Myer center is a huge shopping center in the mall. It has many floors and many shops.
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Now let’s move to some of the outer suburbs.
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Mosley square glenelg. This is another place with many shops. You can jump on a tram from the city all the way to Glenelg.

The trams used to look like this
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Now they have upgraded to this
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Glenelg is also a beach. With docs and a theme park. It used to be a place called ‘Magic mountain’
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Now it has been replaced with a place called ‘The beach house’
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I’ve never been to the beachhouse but I have been shopping and swimming at glenelg many times
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Now where I live. I live in a place called Hackham, it is about a15 minute drive from the beach,
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That is an aireal view of my local beach ‘Port Noarlunga’
I used to live up the road from it, and I would swim from one end of the jerry to the end and walk back nearly every morning.
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There are some wonderful restaurants here.

Shopping in my area is pretty good, but you do unfortunately have to deal with loitering teens who all have attitude problems.
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For some reason, troubled teens group at shopping centers. Disturbing the peace… I think you get that everywhere.
I was here yesterday to purchase an outfit for a cocktail party I am invited to next week on Sunday.

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Blue Is my theme :)

I think that shall be all for Adelaide today. There are so many more places I have to visit. I will be doing that soon, next top Ballarat, Victoria. For those who don’t know, I’ve lived here before so I know a few places I would like to write about already. Plus I will have my camera handy every day.