All posts tagged: Adelaide

What to do on a weekend around Adelaide?

Barossa Valley, well, this place brings me back to my study exchange experience at Macquarie University many years ago. You’ll know about it, if you read some of my previous posts. During the Easter Break I did this trip from Sydney to Melbourne (by bus, yes, 13 hours) and then a tour of the Great Ocean Road, a sort of hop on hop off, till Adelaide. There we then decided to spend 3 beautiful days wandering around Barossa Valley and sleeping in the vineyards. All this with my friends from Austria and Germany, Kathrin and Brit. I guess an Italian was needed for diplomacy reasons 😉 Well, a couple of weeks ago I went back with my husband. A trip down memory lane. We landed at Adelaide airport, that is now partially renovated, then with a hired car, we left our luggage at our accommodation, Tiffin’s Hotel, booked through Booking.com Actually nothing special, but quite a good price for being a hotel close to the CBD. Our plan was not very much of a plan. …

When does summer end in Australia? / Finisce mai l’estate in Australia?

When does summer end in Australia? But does summer really end in Australia? That’s probably a question I would have asked before coming to Australia, but that I think I could ask as well now that I’ve been living here for 6 months. Summer officially ends in February, so the 1st day of March is already fall. Why the 1st of March you are maybe wondering? “Just because it’s easier”, someone once said to me! Instead of making it the 21st. Maybe there is also a more scientific explanation for it. I haven’t looked much for an explanation, maybe it is because it is simpler. Even on the website of the museum of Victoria it just says that seasons in Australia start the 1st day of the month. Have a look at this link, if you are interested: http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/infosheets/planets/the-sun-and-the-seasons/ Probably that is why we still enjoy summer temperature. It is true that in Sydney the 1st of March was just the perfect day of Autumn, as it was raining and the sky was grey. But …

Being on a bus / Tornare su un autobus dai biglietti prenotati

Oggi ho preso l’autobus per l’aereoporto di Avalon. E’ come  fosse l’Orio al Serio di Melbourne da dove volano le lowcost tipo JetStar. Il conducente aveva lalista dei passeggeri e quest’immagine mi ha fatto andare indietro nella memoria a quando ho fatto il viaggio da Backpacker proprio in Australia o a quando andavo per lavoro in Inghilterra e, dopo essere arrivata a Londra Heathrow, dovevo ancora farmi 2h e mezzo di viaggio per arrivare nel Cotswold. Quanto tempo e’ passato e, a parte i viaggi di lavoro, com’e’ cambiato Il mio modo di viaggiare. Questa volta vado via solamente 3 giorni, destinazione Sydney, e chiaramente non ho un borsone ne’ uno zaino in spalla con davanti settimane e settimane di viaggio. Ho semplicemente un trolley, con un pc, munita di Iphone con una giacca da citta’ e deglistivali coi tacchi. Al posto di un paio di scarpe da tennis, uno zainone da 65lt, una giacca sportiva e i vestiti di chi sta viaggiando da qualche settimana e per tutta la durata del lungo viaggio, di …

Italian Film Festival 2012 – Australia

It’s probably too late to write about it, at least for Sydney and Melbourne, as the Italian Film Festival sponsored by Lavazza ends Tomorrow Tuesday October 9th, but people could still be able to catch the last movies or enjoy the full Festival in Adelaide, Perth or Brisbane. As soon as I read about it, I wanted to buy a 10-film pass, but then 10,000 things arise and it’s impossible to do everything you want to do. Anyway, I made it to 3 movies for now that I highly recommend.   1.       Benvenuti al Nord / Welcome to the North This is the sequel of “Benvenuti al Sud”, a story of stereotypes about the Southern part of Italy told through the experience of a guy from the North, working for the Italian Post Service and transferred to the South. “Welcome to the South” tells exactly the opposite story: a guy from the South transferred to the North. This movie is really a lot of fun and allows the spectator to learn about all the differences …