Easter is over! I’m amazed at how much of our year has gone already. It seems to be flying past.
Easter Sunday was spent in Adelaide this year. I’d briefly driven through years ago on my way to Mebolurne and had thought I wasn’t a fan. Spending a week over Easter changed my mind. It’s a beautiful city and while it’s not as diverse as Melbourne, many parts are noticeably cleaner, brighter and more pristine. A large number of the houses are made of a beautiful light-colored stone (apparently a lot of Victorian stone is volcanic which is why it’s so dark).
We also ventured out to some quaint and picturesque little towns on the outskirts.
Hahndorf was an unexpectedly charming gem. Just twenty minutes out of Adelaide, it’s one of Australia’s oldest German settlements. Totally stunning, with old European style buildings and lots of deciduous trees. Paris and I couldn’t stop gawking at the massive servings of German sausage, schnitzel and bretzels (a large Bavarian pretzel) being served at the Hahndorf Inn.
When we asked our Adelaide friends what their favourite town was, Stirling was the reply and it was the best time to visit with all of the lush European trees changing colour. Full of attractive little cafes and a very elegant hotel we could easily imagine spending many weekends brunching and relaxing there!
Adelaide has a lot of appeal and a week was too short. We can’t wait to visit again soon.