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Some Interesting Facts about Adelaide

by Bistro Blackwood Restaurateur
Adelaide hasn’t always had it easy.

To outsiders it has often been sneered at, the butt of the joke or compared with its high flying fellow Australia cities.

Adelaide isn’t a city that attracts an awful lot of international press or attention, yet those who live and work here know just what everyone else is missing out on.

Visitors will not be disappointed and are often highly surprised with all that is on offer.

It’s a great place to live, and in recent years, has experienced a food revolution of sorts leaving us spoiled for choice when choosing a nice restaurant in Adelaide.

Going out for dinner is one of Adelaide’s residents’ favourite things to do, and who could blame them!

Taunts and takedowns that Adelaide is stuck in the dark ages just won’t wash anymore.

The city has had its fair share of adversity with the loss of the manufacturing industry and high unemployment rates but the tide is now turning.

It’s time for the city to shine and being named as one of the top five must see travel locations in the world by Lonely Planet has reinforced this.

This puts Adelaide, in the experts’ view, ahead of many of the other tourist-laden countries and cities, and says ‘sit up, and take notice, Adelaide is open for business!’.

Adelaide also boasts a massive Fringe Festival — the second largest such event in the world, after the famous Edinburgh Fringe.

The good news is that Adelaide is a hell of a lot cheaper to travel to than destinations such as Melbourne and Sydney, and also once you get there; it’s much better value for money in terms of hotels and restaurants.

Adelaide Central Market, the century-and-a-half old wet and dry market is a must-see for foodies a rival to some of the best markets in South East Asia such is its size and variety of produce.

Fifteen minutes outside the city lies Adelaide’s main tourist beach - Glenelg Beach.

It’s not deserted by any means, but the atmosphere is more sedate and secluded unlike the crowded beaches of Sydney.

It’s a great location for wildlife spotting too with seals, dolphins and all manner of fish regularly visible.

You can swim, snorkel, sun or rent various kinds of floating objects to take you out into the water; or just lounge on the coast and sip a bottle of whatever you prefer.

Outdoorsy types will enjoy Adelaide’s ‘must-see’ Kangaroo Island.

Take the boat trip out and prepare to be impressed by Australia’s third largest island.

More than a third of the island is protected as national parks and game preserves, and inside or outside you’ll have an eyeful of birds and smaller creatures wherever you look.

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