Adelaide 28 February 2007

Apologies in advance if this entry is a bit vague but I'm writing it in Osaka as I try to catch up with the blog and my memory isn't that great!

The journey from Alice Springs to Adelaide on The Ghan wasn't as great as the first leg thanks to the grumpy night manager who kicked me out of the lounge car at 4am when I was trying to find somewhere comfortable to sleep. Anyway, we got there eventually and found our way to a hostel before exploring the city.

We soon discovered that the Adelaide Film Festival was due to start in a couple of days so we booked tickets to see the Australian premiere of a great anime film called The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
We also managed to get in the queue early enough for a free talk by Mike Reiss, one of the writers and producers of The Simpsons.

Aside from the film festival, we were also lucky enough to be in town for the Australian National Treasures exhibition where we saw Ned Kelly's helmet, Captain Cook's journal and the original architect's sketches of the Sydney Opera House among other things.

On top of all that, we took a day trip on the tram down to Glenelg, a fantastic beach side suburb where I drank the second worst pint of Guinness I've ever had and decided that if I ever have to move to Australia, that's where I'd want to go.

Our week in Adelaide was over all too quickly and then we were off to Melbourne!

P.S. More photos on here

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