Hi all ,
Just thought Iíd share our thoughts about recent validation trip to Adelaide. We flew out with Singapore airlines on the new 380 airbus it was the best flight we have had and the service was excellent, landed at Singapore and then on to Adelaide would recommend the transit hotel to relax/freshen up etc. We stayed in glenelg for the duration and we liked glenelg but found it to be a little expensive. Over the coarse of the visit we went to many places Largs bay, West Lakes, Semaphore, Victor Harbour , Aldinga Beach, Port Willunga, Seaford, Port Noarlunga, Brighton, Hahndorf, Aldgate, Mt Barker, Nairne, Stirling, Belair, Blackwood. Without offending anyone we found that every place has its own beauty which appeals to different individuals but not all were to are liking.
The weather was great it was nice to have some sun for a change, we found that it wasnít an oppressive heat but you do have to be careful as you can easily burn.
Many people have said that driving in Adelaide can be something to be desired but I found it to be easier than the UK but thatís just my opinion, everywhere has its boy racers.
There was a lot of graffiti about which we didnít expect and it did spoil it abit but looking past that Adelaide is a beautiful place and it is where we are going to settle. down in Aldinga Beach where our new house is being built by Hickinbothams whom may I say to contrary belief have been brilliant and the house looks great.
The cost of living is on a comparison to the uk with regards to food, clothes we found to be more expensive, petrol is cheaper but it is all relevant to what you earn $ís or £ís as many have said if you convert from £ to $ it will look cheaper but if your earning $ then itís not as cheap as you think.
Many thanks to Sue & Gary who we had never met before but only talked thru the forum and for making us feel welcome introducing us to your friends(thanks for the Barbie).Will see you when we come back march.Also we found that the ozzies were very friendly and it was a breath of fresh air compared to some brits that wouldnít give you the time of day back in the uk.
I just thought Iíd mention we have never been to Adelaide before this trip and we purchased the house/land over the phone/internet & by post which makes the result of the build even more of an achievement as itís turned out better than we imagined.