So after a week of being cooped up in an office, I finally had some free time to see a bit more of Adelaide and the surrounding hills.
It is a very pretty city and has quite the combinations of cultures. I am staying in a hotel downtown near the 'china town' district and there is every variant of Asian restaurant within walking distance. This includes Malay, Korean, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, etc. I have had some great meals here (Greek, German, Italian, Chinese, Portoguese, & Argentine).
I decided to make a listing of some things that I have noticed:
Lots of drive through liquor stores (think jiffy lube - the bays are open)
They call 'red pepper' (bell pepper) 'capsicum'
The indian guy at the shell gas station here was named 'Lovedeep'
A runaway truck ramp is called an 'arrester bed'
It is not carry out, it is 'take away'
Like the English, the Australians like their tea (even in the middle of a footy match)
It is not 'yield', it is 'give way'
I think that I am going to have a burrito tonight from a place called 'Burp' (burpburritos.com)
Kentucky Fried Chicken's popularity at home may be waning at home, but it is HUGE here - very strange
Burger King is called 'Hungry Jacks'
They have a $2 coin, but it is tiny.
TV is awful here....choices are news, bad sitcoms, bad sports (watching netball now), or bad racing
I have seen (in the 30 mins total that I have watched tv) snippets of the following three shows:
- Golden Girls
- The Dukes of Hazzard
- The Three Stooges
1986 is calling and wants is shows back.
Enjoy some shots from my trip to see Port Adelaide get smoked by St. Kilda.