Adelaide

We spent the end of 2014 and beginning of 2015 in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia.

South Australia: the driest state in the driest continent
South Australia: the driest state in the driest continent

Since New Year’s Day is a public holiday, and most shops closed early on New Year’s Eve, we spent a lot of time exploring the city’s museums and botanical garden, which lucky for us were still open. We also ate a bunch of delicious seafood and Asian cuisine, hung out on the main drag, Rundle Street, and went shopping at the Adelaide Central Market. Here are a few snapshots of our time in Adelaide:

Our digs the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
Our digs the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel
South Australian Museum
South Australian Museum
Mineral exhibit
Mineral exhibit
Migration Museum
Migration Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Gallery of South Australia
State Library of South Australia
State Library of South Australia
Beware
Beware
Adelaide Botanical Garden
Adelaide Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden Rainforest Conservatory
Botanical Garden Rainforest Conservatory
Rainforest Conservatory
Rainforest Conservatory
150 year old Moreton Bay fig trees
150 year old Moreton Bay fig trees
Botanical garden
Botanical garden
Health Garden
Garden of Health
Succulent garden
Succulent garden
Cool tree with succulent conservatory in background
Cool tree with succulent conservatory in background
Adelaide's Chinatown
Adelaide’s Chinatown
A delish NYE meal in Chinatown
A delish NYE meal in Chinatown
The Austral Hotel (pub and restaurant) where we rang in the New Year!
The Austral Hotel (pub and restaurant) where we rang in the New Year!
Rundle Street
Rundle Street
Rundle Street mall
Rundle Street mall
Rundle Street
Rundle Street
We're going to miss all the delish oysters
We’re going to miss all the delish oysters
Made a stop at one of the many chocolaterias
Made a stop at one of the city’s many chocolaterias
Victoria Square
Victoria Square
Whew! A hot couple days after the Northerly desert winds came into town. 40 degrees Celsius is around 104 Farenheit.
Whew! A hot couple days after the Northerly desert winds came into town. 40 degrees Celsius is around 104 Fahrenheit.
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Central Market
Largest covered market in the Southern Hemisphere
Largest covered market in the Southern Hemisphere
Adelaide Central Market
Adelaide Central Market
Yummy Thai food
Yummy Thai food
Bushfire in the distance :(
Bushfire in the distance 🙁

We catch an early flight to Brisbane tomorrow morning, then only a couple days left until we head back to America.