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Adelaide South Australia

Adelaide Zoo, A City Oasis

Walking along the winding paths of the Adelaide Zoo shaded by bamboo and palms, with the whistles and chirps of birds overhead and the occasional soft hoot of a monkey in the background, it’s easy to forget that you are in the City of Adelaide.  The landscaping at the zoo includes plants carefully chosen from […]

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Adelaide

Purple Tree Surprise in Adelaide

I don’t think I’ll ever forget my astonishment the first time I saw them.  It was the shock of seeing something that seemed unnatural.  Throughout my childhood in North America I had only ever seen trees with green leaves or the vibrant red, orange and yellows of autumn, followed by brown as the leaves began […]

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Other Adventures South Australia

Reflections on South Australia’s 36-hour Lockdown

It has certainly been an interesting few days here in South Australia.  A crack was exposed in the shell of our little safety bubble. For months we have experienced life very close to pre-covid normal: we’ve had no cases in the community, very few restrictions, no need to wear masks, and no worries.  This week […]

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Adelaide South Australia

The South Australian Museum

My best advice for visiting the South Australian Museum – don’t try to do it all in one day.  Seriously, break it up into smaller chunks.  It’s not a big building, so the amount of stuff crammed into this unassuming museum is pretty surprising.  With just 5 floors of natural and cultural heritage exhibits permanently […]

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Regional SA South Australia

SA Weekend Getaway: Black Point

Sometimes, you just want to get away and it doesn’t really matter where you go or what you do.  After being cooped up in the house for three months during the peak of South Australia’s coronavirus restrictions, this was exactly how we felt. Luckily, SA’s restrictions were eased slightly, just in time for June long […]