48 hours in Adelaide, what a whirlwind of a Trip this has been! Right after landing with the inaugural flight by Qatar Airways from Doha to Adelaide, I took the Airport Express Bus to the City Centre. The Route wasn’t really scenic, but I could already get the first glimpse of Australia. The sun was already setting and to not give Jet Lag too much of a chance it was time to rush to the Hotel, Mayfair Hotel Adelaide, and head over to the other side of the Street to have Dinner at Jamie’s Italian. Buying postcards in a small shop around the corner, as time in Australia was limited, and some computer work ended the day.
The second day was my only full day to explore Adelaide, the capital city of the state South Australia, and the fifth-most-populous city in Australia. So much to possibly do, but just so less time. From my Hotel I walked to Tasting Australia Food Festival, to the famous Central Market and to Adelaide Chinatown to have Lunch. All the way by foot it was now time to walk over to Adelaide Botanic Garden via Wakefield Street to east Terrace. After the British settlement in 1836 the layout of Adelaide was built in a grid fashion. More details on the design of Adelaide by Colonel William Light can be read on wikipedia. Due to the planned layout, most streets in the City Centre of Adelaide are straight and have a wide layout, which makes it easy to wander around without getting lost. After enjoying plenty time at the Botanical Garden I had a mega delicious Falafel Burger to end the day.
On my final day, before taking a Tram to Glenelg Beach and later a Bus to the Airport, I went to see the famous Adelaide Oval. There are Tours offered, as well as of course Tickets for Plays, but time was running. On my way from King William Street, I passed North Terrace and Adelaide Train Station.
What I honestly regret about not doing in Adelaide was a (Day) Trip to Kangaroo Island. This island shore of Adelaide can be either reached by small planes or boat. Kangaroo Island is home to free-living Kangaroos, it would have been a real joy to see them in real life and from close. Another Thing to do in Adelaide would have been a hike/drive up Mount Lofty, and enjoy the views of the area. At least I already know what to do the next time.