Well after nearly 2 years of paper work and stress we finally landed in Adelaide on 30th April 2008....and what lovely typical English weather greeted us!!! Cant have it all can you!
We flew with Singapore Air from Heathrow, via a 6 hour stop in Singapore and onto Adelaide. The first leg was 12 hours....and we slept through most of it so cant really say alot. Food was really nice....kept offering snacks and drinks while we were awake. Singapore airport is something else, its huge but somehow never crowded. We went into the Transit lounge and had showers and refreshments.....so nice after all that flying!! We used the free wifi and free PC's all with no trouble. We were heading to the gardens but they were closed for improvements. So much shopping is available too.....shoppers paradise!!! Our second leg flight was also fine....slept for a bit of it...then watched the available films.... and played some games. The flight was was busier than the first leg but still had loads of drinks offered! Getting through customs and immigration was trouble free... and here we are.
Meet and Greet:
We were met by Dennis and Rene from the meet and greet service, who were great and friendly when we arrived. Nice to see a smiley face....while we probably looked terrible. They gave us so much info and leaflets, will have reading for months!! We went shopping to local Foodland and got the basics.....they even packed the bags for us!! We have their numbers and have had to promise to get in touch if we need anything!!! A highyl reccomended service!
Dennis and Rene took us to our accomodation in Marino, took about 25min..quicker than i thought i would take! It is a small place but great for us 2 for 3 months. We have free broadband....so as you can tell...we are already connected. We have a sea view out of our front window...so that is real nice to wake up to!!! We have this flat for 3 months....will start looking around areas soon to get a good idea!
Our first impression is that Adelaide is quieter than we are used to....we walked from Marino to Brighton yesterday and saw about 3 people!! The place is spotlessly clean from what we have seen so far...!!! We went to Marion Mall to get sim cards...which was painfree. Used the local buses which were also clean...and the driver explained exactly how the system worked!! We are going to the city today....so will have a look around there later.
So far so good!
By the way....if anyone is interested our numbers are:
Dan : 0450527160
Steph : 0450527158
Will post more soon!
Dan and Steph