Apr 02, 2008
We were no sooner back in Melbourne than we were off again. This time to Adelaide and Alice Springs. Took a flight to Adelaide on a Sunday and the city was dead. Everything closed. Despite that it was really hard to get accommodation. We were sorry we hadn't pre-booked..eventually got the last bed at the YHA. Took an old tram (which apparently only runs on Sundays) to Glenelg and discovered where all the 'adelaidians' (is that plural for people from Adelaide?) hang out. Glenelg is a lovely spot by the sea and a great place to people watch. There's a Marina there too. Then, Michael found a buy a meal get one free on the back of a receipt so we hopped back on the tram to get North of the City for Mexican. We walked about 50 mins for food which was great in the end but all receipts with the word 'free' were going into the bin from here on in if Ailbhe had anything to do with it. Anyway, The city council in Adelaide is keen to get people cycling so there's a place opposite the bus station where you can hire bikes for free, which we did that the following morning. Spent most of the day touring around the city by bike (bike lanes disappear like in Dublin so it can get a little dangerous on main roads). That evening we returned the bikes and crossed to the road where we boarded for a 20 hour bus journey to Alice Springs.