Adelaide – Day 1 – Arcades + Central Market + Food

Whenever we have visitors we try to go somewhere or do something that we haven’t done before. It’s the perfect excuse to see more of Australia. Dad’s here (you might have spotted him in some images from the posts on French Island and karaoke) and this time we thought let’s try Adelaide. So we booked some last minute tickets and headed there last Friday. Me and dad went in the morning, and Peter came on later in the evening.

First day we wandered. We like to wander. We left our hotel and passed by this amazing big old building, walked into amazingly cute designer stores, avoided Rundle Mall by sneaking into an arcade and found a Rolling Stones photography exhibit.

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Then we got hungry. We stumbled upon a few food trucks and this gem – Tacocat. It was filled with cat themed paraphernalia and we got ourselves some tasty tacos and a nice chat. We sat down on the lawn and relaxed our feet for a bit.

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Then we walked more! All the way (well, really, it’s not that far) to Adelaide’s Central Market. We checked out the stalls, squeezing through the masses. I love markets, specifically foody ones. It made me wish we had rented an apartment and not hotel rooms, so we could shop like crazy and go back and have a lovely meal. Oh well, once we’ve walked through every aisle in the market we headed outside and stopped for some incredibly delicious ice cream (we actually went back for seconds later that night!)

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We then headed back to the hotel. Dad had a nap for a while and I tried to get some work done. Once he woke up we went around the corner to a local pub, had a pint and waited for Peter. He came in after work and we met up with him and headed to a restaurant. And not any restaurant either – we went to Cafe Troppo. From the name it sounded like a snobbish italian place but when you got there it looked like a combination of hippie and hipster. Turns out it was my favourite part of Adelaide. So veggie friendly and such delicious food served in a place with a really nice vibe. On Fridays they always have live music and some sweet singer songwriters were the perfect backdrop for a Friday evening.

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