choog Posted February 25, 2009 Report Share Posted February 25, 2009 Arrived a week ago, and although my blood is pure convict, it takes time to re-adjust as i have been away from OZ for a looong time. My other half however, hails from where you guys come from. I must just point out also that i have not been to Adelaide at all prior to our landing last week so i'm as lost as you guys.We first stayed in South terrace for 2 nights, half hour walk or so from cbd. First few days, we got mobiles sorted, laptop, and also in the process of getting centrelink, medicare and other bits and bobs like that. After 2 days we hadnt searched for a car yet, and so it was either taxi, bus. We needed to find somewhere else to stay for awhile also, i phoned around, and around, and so we ended up in Mount barker. Nice place, good schools apparently. But we are not going to settle here. On Sunday we went to Glenlg - beach, icecream, seagulls, Jetty, saw Nandos, Tram, fish and chips, ... yep, all these things and had a nice day out.Today we looked for a car.... we jumped on the 845F bus, no wait..... the other half says its 846F, from Mt.Barker to the CBD. Then we jump on another bus, think it was 271, i think which takes you to a looooong road which has quite a few car yards. The road or area is called... um, cant remember, anyway, i think its on the way to Modbury... not sure. Anyway, bought a car, picked it up today. Its blue. I know bugger all about cars but its a good colour.So after we pick up our car its time to search for anotherplace to stay. Other half takes control of directions and i drive. You see, we have done this before in the USA, me drive and she directs so i was a bit worried if history is anything to go by. Anyway, all was going good as we ended up back near the city, as we wanted to go to Norwood, it wasnt to far, however, 15 mins later we were drivng up the mountain, or hills. Oh dear, we were lost. Pulled over and had a look at the street directory (we bought one for $23 or something like that) - had a look and figured out where we should be going, and a short while later we where in Norwood, Kensington - which is where we want to live in the immediate future. People say its expensive, Huh, there are affordable places there, just look. ...... Close to city, great schools, and great area. Looked at modbury and a few other places around there, but didnt like them. Banking is not as uptight here, more easy going and no worries mate. The tellers are much more friendly.Still struggling to find a mini bus taxi... also saw a sign, "Free wood" lol. Caught the bus a few times, reliable and easy to use, best to have change ready. And yep, plenty of hoons, although i must say its a guy thing, burning rubber, and the V8 roaring up the road - young and old, guys will be guys. Of course when you are buying anything - look for specials.That will do for now, enough ramble. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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