I’m currently in Adelaide, South Australia. The last state in my (long) tour of Australia.

The weather the last few days has been overcast, cold and rainy. Nonetheless, I like the city of Adelaide. The area of town I’m staying is near Chinatown and it is loaded with tons of restaurants of all sorts.

I wish the weather was better so I could better experience the city. I’d say that it is my favorite city in Australia so far, save for Melbourne. The city is laid out in a grid, so you don’t see any roundabouts (which is fine by me). The city of Adelaide proper looks as if it is a big square surrounded by parks when you look at it on a map.

In addition to the resaturants, there seems to be a very vibrant arts scene here. Lots of theater and music.

I’ll be renting a car to visit some places outside of town, then making the trek up to Uluru. I might do another Margaret River type excursion as well.

I ate dinner last night as a Brazilian steak house, which is the first time I’ve ever done that. It wasn’t a really fancy place, but it was some of the best beef I’ve had since I was in Buenos Aires several years ago. I’ve been eating much better in Adelaide if for no other reason than the food in the neighborhood is so much better.

4 thoughts on “Adelaide”

  1. Glad you loved Adelaide, my favourite city :) I love exploring the world but love flying back in Adelaide when I come home.

  2. wow, loved Adelaide eh? I would say of the Aus capital cities, only Canberra cops more flak. Canberra (great place to live, but I wouldn’t want to visit there).

    They say the best thing to come out of Adelaide is a return flight…

  3. You’ll see a lot of Brazilian Steakhouses in Europe, too. I’ve eaten at them in Brussles and Amsterdam.

    I’m glad you like Adelaide- it was the least favorite of the cities I visited in Australia. I loved the South Australia Museum.

  4. When you get back to the States, you’ll probably have to check Fogo de Chão, a chain of Brazilian steakhouses – there’s one in Minneapolis that I know Matt Gress has been to, as well as one here in Chicago that I’ve visited.

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