Category: South Australia

Where to see kangaroos in Australia

Kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, platypus(es??? – platypodes?), emus, wallabies, and more kangaroos. Everyone loves Australian animals. What’s not to love – they’re cute, cuddly, and they sleep in the shade all day – or swim in the case of platypus. And as long as they’re not spiders, snakes or crocodiles, or octopuses or some fish, …

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Can you travel Australia without a 4WD?

I was driving down the motorway from Sydney to Wollongong the other day, playing tag with a Nissan Patrol. (that’s not it in the photo, that’s our Cruiser). Now that’s a fairly large 4WD vehicle, and it had all the travelling accoutrements. Camping gear on top, jerry cans for water/fuel, offroad tyres, etc. And it …

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Barossa Valley, Australia’s premier winemaking region?

The Barossa Valley.  Australia’s premier wine making region right on Adelaide’s door step. Or is it? Well, it is on Adelaide’s doorstep, but whether it’s Australia’s premier winemaking region depends on what type of wine you like.

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Sisters out on the champagne trail

I think it’s a sister thing, the sort of thing you only get with someone you grew up with and know well. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been, when you do see each other you pick up again from where you left off last time. And for me and my sister, that’s with champagne, …

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Welcome to Adelaide, don’t drink the toilet water

If you ever see me standing in a queue, don’t line up behind me. Whenever I get in a queue it immediately stops moving. It happens everywhere – the supermarket check out, the bank, even places where there is only one queue, and – always – airport security.

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Food and wine, and champagne in a new relationship

I finally bit the bullet and severed my Aussie loyalty to Qantas. Like any relationship I probably hung in there too long. Long after it was all over on their side. Qantas have been showing unmistakeable signs that they just didn’t want me any more, but like a lot of people in a relationship past …

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