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    Adelaide

    What is there to do there?

    I get there on Thursday night and leave on Tuesday morning so i have like 4 days there. What would people recommend? I've heards there isn't that much to do so i was planning on maybe a couple of days on the beach, a day exploring and a day for a wine tour.

    Suggestions?

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    My suggestion: don't go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Casson View Post
    My suggestion: don't go.
    have to agree with that...

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    I lived in Adelaide for a few years, so I can confirm there's not a hell of a lot to do there. It's just really white bread compared to a lot of the rest of Australia.

    The beaches in Adelaide are pretty dire if you want to surf or anything like that, as Kangaroo Island blocks a lot of the swell coming in. Might be worth going out to the island though, you can get a ferry or whatever. I'd definitely avoid Glenelg for anything other than the beach, as it's a hole.

    If you want somewhere nice to have a drink or shop, the "East End" (of Rundle Street) is the best place by some distance. Some really nice bars and restaurants there, and some cool shops as well. Hindley St. at the other end of Rundle Mall is pretty good for a laugh as well. It is to bogans and barfights what the East End is to focaccia and jazz records. Some of the bars around Hindley might have good music every now and then, but it'd be pure luck really.

    Rundle is basically the centre of everything in Adelaide. There's a pedestrian mall with some department stores etc, and the East End at one end and Hindley at the other.

    Never went to the wine areas really, so can't comment there.
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    Probably a good time to catch up on sleep. I would've thought that the wine districts would make for a pretty good day trip though.

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    The wine tours are supposed to be quite good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    I lived in Adelaide for a few years, so I can confirm there's not a hell of a lot to do there. It's just really white bread compared to a lot of the rest of Australia.

    The beaches in Adelaide are pretty dire if you want to surf or anything like that, as Kangaroo Island blocks a lot of the swell coming in. Might be worth going out to the island though, you can get a ferry or whatever. I'd definitely avoid Glenelg for anything other than the beach, as it's a hole.

    If you want somewhere nice to have a drink or shop, the "East End" (of Rundle Street) is the best place by some distance. Some really nice bars and restaurants there, and some cool shops as well. Hindley St. at the other end of Rundle Mall is pretty good for a laugh as well. It is to bogans and barfights what the East End is to focaccia and jazz records. Some of the bars around Hindley might have good music every now and then, but it'd be pure luck really.

    Rundle is basically the centre of everything in Adelaide. There's a pedestrian mall with some department stores etc, and the East End at one end and Hindley at the other.

    Never went to the wine areas really, so can't comment there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Which years did you live in Adelaide?
    98-2002 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    98-2002 or so.
    Right, well this is going to sound very strange and random, but did you know an obsessive female Shane Watson fan there while you were there by any chance? Initials SM.

    I know one, who used to live in Adelaide, and I think she mentioned knowing a Shane-Watson-fan-Sean at one stage.

    Right age bracket too - you would have been in the same grade at school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Right, well this is going to sound very strange and random, but did you know an obsessive female Shane Watson fan there while you were there by any chance? Initials SM.

    I know one, who used to live in Adelaide, and I think she mentioned knowing a Shane-Watson-fan-Sean at one stage.
    Shane Watson wasn't really a common topic of discussion before 2002, so no, I didn't know anyone who was an obsessive Watson fan.

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