I'd like to share a few of my experiences since moving to Adelaide in March this year with my partner. We are in our early 30s and do not have children. We enjoy travelling, live music, film, art, museums and socialising (drinking).
We have unfortunately found a large number of people here are quite racist and while I understand this forum is called Poms in Adelaide the use of the term 'Pom' DRIVES ME MAD!!! I have found it used by South Australians not in a light hearted way but said through gritted teeth as a derogatory term. A colleague of mine proudly said to me when I first arrived that australia is "built on racism and drinking" - I, sadly, believe this to be true. The odd time I have mustered up the effort to slip in a "convict" comment in response to an Australian it is met with disbelief, that says to me you shouldn't give it if you can't take it. There are also the general feelings aimed towards aboriginal people which I find disgusting but I wont get started on that now.
Unfortunately I am not enjoying my time in South Australia there is a really small minded attitude here, the old 'big country town' comes to mind. Some people may enjoy that side of life, the 20 minute city, the wineries and the beach but is that enough to live a rich and varied life? Where is the cultural heritage? If you look on Trip Advisor at the top attractions 1 of them is Beehive Corner and another is those silver balls on rundle mall. I dont want to come on here and slate SA because there are good things, the botanic garden, port elliot, victor harbour to name but a few. Once you have visited these places once or twice you'll be ready to visit again in 3 - 6 months, not before.
I cant stress enough that it is each to their own and I know the cry of "only boring people get bored" but I find this place painfully boring and personally cant wait to leave.
Does anyone else feel this way or, dare I say it, am I being a windging P.....brit?