|Adelaide from my hotel room|
|Adelaide Central Market|
delights of a good food market. Right next to Central Market is Adelaide's China Town with a great range of ethnic restaurants to choose from and across the nearby square is the beautiful St Peter's Anglican Cathedral. Rundle Mall in the heart of the city shopping district boasts the usual chain stores but I preferred the lovely laneways and beautiful little arcades, nearby, with their independent shops. Adelaide Arcade dating from 1885 is Australia's oldest arcade and is said to be haunted by the ghost of a caretaker who fell to his death there. Unfortunately, or maybe, luckily, I never saw him despite spending a lot of time in the arcade, strolling, drinking coffee or simply people watching.
No visit to Adelaide would be complete without a visit to Haigh's Chocolates. Haigh's is an Adelaide company founded in 1915 and now into the fourth generation as a family run business. I think their chocolates are delectable, this from someone who rarely eats chocolate.
So, my friend was right, Adelaide is a beautiful city, one I can quite happily imagine living in and that's something I don't say about many places I've been.