Tuesday, 22 August 2017

My Solo Adventure In South Australia - ADELAIDE

Being alone in Adelaide was fun. There’s something about Adelaide that sets it apart from the other cities of Australia; I guess it’s the layer of modesty over the cutting-edge way of life or maybe the unruffled people. Whatsoever it is, Adelaide is a lovely city with lots of treasures for a solo traveller.


I stayed in a home stay in a seaside suburb called West Beach. Before I tell you anything about Adelaide, I’d like to mention its transport system – it is amazing! It’s so easy to travel within the city and even around the city. And yes, the home stay where I sojourned was also great. The host, Claudia, was friendly and helpful. I think it’s an excellent place to stay if you are in Adelaide – it’s a little away from the city, which gives you a chance to explore Adelaide beyond the main attractions.


Also read: My Solo Adventure In South Australia (BAROSSA VALLEY)

Why I enjoyed being alone in Adelaide –

My morning walk at the beach
Since I stayed near the beach, there was no way I could miss the chance of taking a stroll along the shore. Thankfully, it wasn’t raining and I could see a rainbow, too. So, it was a beautiful start to the day. It did rain a little bit later, which made me sneak inside a petrol pump shop to have a quick coffee and breakfast. After the nosh, I set out for my wandering in Adelaide.


Many beautiful buildings to admire

Pretty streets and squares
Adelaide has a carefree vibe. Victoria Square and Rundle Mall are perfect places to embrace the essence of Adelaide. There are so many colours and elements to soak in – the cafes, the florist shops, street musicians, pretty bicycles, and the laid-back atmosphere.

I ambled aimlessly at Victoria Square for some time and then settled for a latte at an alfresco café. It was such a pleasant day with balmy sunshine and mellow breezes. It was just so perfect – watching people around you, taking in the vibe, smiling and glancing occasionally and just being. That’s what I call ‘blissful’ travel.


Cheese tasting at Adelaide Central Market   
I believe visiting a local market is one of the most interesting experiences in any city. Since Adelaide is a food city, visiting its biggest and the most renowned local market was a foregone conclusion. Adelaide Central Market is really cool. I loved exploring it. My favourite part was cheese tasting. I tasted quite a few nice flavours. The goat cheese was super yummy. I tasted all the soft cheeses that you should eat fresh and not store for very long.


Enjoy this short video of cheese tasting at Adelaide Central Market –

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Ramble through Rundle Mall
Rundle Street Mall is one of the most vibrant places in Adelaide. You can shop, eat, listen to live music, or simply loiter around – the place has so much to offer. I loved walking through the entire street and spotting various pretty cafes and restaurants.


Enjoy talking to the locals
If you are ever in Adelaide, make sure you talk to the locals there. They are such lovely folks. There’s something so modest about them. I happened to have small chitchats with a few locals while wandering and exploring the city. And, I adored the bus drivers. They are so helpful.


HAVE YOU been to Adelaide? Is it the kind of city you’d like to explore alone?

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16 comments:

  1. Adelaide looks like a lovely spot along the beach. So cool that you saw a rainbow on your morning walk.

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    1. Yeah 😊 It was kind of a bonus to see a rainbow while you have just started your day in a lovely city like Adeliade.

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  2. Hi Renuka, lovely blog and post. Can you tell me what was your budget and expenses?

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    1. Well, Adelaide is considered to be one of the affordable cities in Australia. But, I didn't really find it cheap (as an Indian). A bus ride typically costs you around $3-$5, coffee costs $4-$5, muffin or cake costs $4-$5, and a full meal would cost at least $7-$8 or more. My flight Melbourne-Adelaide was for $69 and Adelaide-Melbourne was $75, and my one night accommodation was for $30. Hope that gives you an idea on how to budget your Australian trip.

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  3. Thank you for the lovely virtual tour of Adelaide! Lovely images!

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    1. Thanks Magiceye! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  4. I really enjoyed your pictures, Renuka! You are so brave. Keep up the awesome work!

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    1. Thanks Agness! So kind of you to say that. 😊

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  5. I hadn't really read about Adelaide for a long time now. So it feels lovely to see it through your blog. Nice buildings. Nice to know that it is known for its churches.

    I noticed the street art. Love!!!

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    1. Yes, Adeliade has so much for your eyes😊 It's so full of action, yet it's peaceful.

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  6. Adelaide sure is an offbeat choice. Glad that you found so many interesting things to do here. Good to know that it's easy to explore this city.

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    1. IT IS an interesting city! Adelaide is full of action. You just have to be curious to discover its treasures.

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    2. A wonderful travelogue and i loved reading about the city of churches.Adelaide has now taken place in my wishlist.

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  7. Vavv. İts a great article. If I make money one day, I want to see there. Thanks a lot.

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