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So much to do in one of Australia’s capital cities!

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Last month I travelled to Adelaide for work.  Adelaide is just over two hours by plane from Canberra and is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.  It’s a beautiful city and regarded as the ‘city of churches’ due to the large amount of churches within the city confines.  It’s really well known for its fabulous wineries….which are out of the city but definitely worth a visit.  On this occasion I didn’t have the time but did find time to check out a lovely bar near my hotel and indulge in a glass of wine in the sun!

Image 43Image 42Then as I had a couple of hours to spare before my colleagues arrived, I walked around the city [bought some chocolates; read below] then head down towards the river where I came across The Pathway of Honour which commemorates those who have served in various conflicts in which Australia has been involved.

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On our first evening we had dinner at a typical old Italian restaurant that I had walked past earlier in the day and decided to make a reservation as it looked so lovely when I walked inside and the elderly Italian gentleman at the door was so sweet.

Our food was really good; typical delicious home made Italian. And we each received marriage proposals from the [very old] Italian waiters – we decided to decline!!  ha ha, but it made for a wonderful evening with much laughter!!

Adelaide is also is the home to ‘Haigh’s’ – a south Australian family owned chocolatier.  All chocolates are hand made and I stock up every time I visit Adelaide, especially the chocolate frogs which are definitely one of their best sellers.

(source: http://www.haighschocolates.com.au)

After work on our second day we took a taxi down to a seaside suburb called Glenelg which is about twelve kilometres from the city.

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Glenelg is a really popular tourist destination with lots of lovely cafes, restaurants and shops but this afternoon we walked along the beachfront for about an hour, after which we walked through the shops and cafe area and found what is fondly called an ‘icon’ in Glenelg; Lim’s Chinese Restaurant which has been open for forty-years.

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Whilst the Chinese food at Lim’s is definitely not traditional [it’s more Aussie/Chinese], it was certainly edible and we had a very amusing hour or so with the owner, Mr Lim as he made jokes throughout our service and was extremely charming.

Then an early night in a taxi back to the hotel and up the next morning for more meetings before heading home!