The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

November 20, 2015 by David Herd

Cos in Leigh St

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

 

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants and the neighbouring Peel St are two very trendy restaurant areas in the heart of Adelaide. The after work crowd flock here to spin their stories and pose for the crowd.

Terrific terrine at Cos

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

 

This was an excellent entree at Cos restaurant in the city of Adelaide.

Cos is a Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

Very good food and a nice atmosphere at Cos in Leigh St.

Clever little Tailor

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Clever little Tailor is the catchy name of this Peel St wine bar which seems to cater for the local trendies. :)

 
Clever little Tailor

 

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

Certainly not dedicated followers of fashion here.

My red wine was $16 per glass which is quite a shock for a guy like me who lives in Thailand. That equates to about B400 which is more than a Five Star hotel would charge in Bangkok.

Leigh Street Adelaide

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Leigh St is next to Peel St & both have some very nice restaurants & bars.

Peel Street

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

 

Old stone building in Peel St, both Peel & Leigh streets run between Hindley St Currie.

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

 

 Two things have contributed to the popularity of these two streets. The conversion of Leigh Street to a traffic-free al fresco dining area, with beautifully restored buildings and trendy new bars; plus the state government’s new small bar licence, which has fast-tracked licensing for bars with a capacity of under 120 people and made the process much, much cheaper.

This is not the Franklin Hotel

Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants

 

 On the corner of  Leigh & Hindley Streets “The Little Pub” is only an eleven minute walk to the Franklin Hotel which offers very good accommodation. Book through this link for a great rate.

Thanks for visiting my Leigh Street Adelaide Restaurants photo blog. In my opinion Adelaide is one of the most liveable cities in Australia.

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Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

November 20, 2015 by David Herd

Glenelg

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach.

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach is where I decided to stay in October 2014. It is the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia & was established in 1836.

Tram to the city

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

A pleasant way to travel to the heart of the city without any car parking problems.

Bay discovery centre

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

This building on the left was the town hall until 1997 and is now the Bay discovery centre. The building on the right is the Five Star Stamford Grand which is the number one spot to stay in Glenelg & perhaps the whole of Adelaide, use this link for a great room rate.

Old Glenelg church

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

 

  The name Glenelg is noteworthy for being a palindrome.

The Glenelg Marina

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There a quite a selection of restaurants at the marina and car parking is available in the basement.  

Oyster Bar

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Denis Young and I have been friends since I lived in Adelaide in 1973, strangely we have hardly changed at all. 🙂

Grind It

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

 A very good place for breakfast, which is rated number 2 restaurant in Glenelg by Tripadvisor.

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

Parkland between the Marina and town centre.

Atlantic Tower Motor Inn is a reasonable priced motel in a good location, use this link for a discounted room rate.

Cardone’s Seafood and Grill

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

Rated number one by TripAdvisor out of 135 restaurants in Glenelg, I had dinner there twice and it was excellent.

Stanford Grand Hotel Glenelg

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

 

This has to be one of Adelaide’s prime locations.

Apartments overlooking the beach.

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

What a beautiful spot. 

Farewell from Adelaide.

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

From here I drove the Great Ocean Road to Dromana in Victoria, via the car ferry across Port Phillip Bay.

Thanks for visiting my Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach photo blog

Adelaide holds some wonderful memories for me, the 2 years I lived there in the 70s were as good as any in my life. Now to explain where I’m at and how I feel, I’ll leave it up to Glenn Frey.

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In March 2014 I had a terrific world trip.

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Victor Harbor South Australia

November 19, 2015 by David Herd

Built in 1866

Victor Harbor South Australia

Victor Harbor South Australia

 

Victor Harbor South Australia is a city on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, about 80 km south of Adelaide. The city is the largest population centre on the peninsula, with an economy based upon agriculture, fisheries and various industries. It is also a highly popular tourist destination, with the city’s population greatly expanded during the summer holidays.

One of the main activities

Victor Harbor South Australia

 

Let the games begin in Victor Harbor. I’m guessing this may well be the main sporting activity in this South Australian town. 🙂

Victor Harbor South Australia

Victor Harbor South Australia

 

Some lovely old stone buildings in Victor Harbor.

The Anchorage

Victor Harbor South Australia

 

A rather typical South Australian hotel.

Victor Harbor South Australia

 

Victor Harbor South Australia

Quite a pleasant 80 kilometre drive south of Adelaide.

Norfolk Pines

Victor Harbor South Australia

 

All around this part of the coast from here to Adelaide you will find Norfolk pines.

Aldinga Beach

 

Victor Harbor South Australia

On my way to Victor Harbor I drove along the coast to Cape Jervis via Aldinger Beach.

Roadside cafe & hotel

Victor Harbor South Australia

 

Stopped here for coffee about an hour south of Adelaide. I certainly would recommend a road trip around this coastal area.

Cape Jervis

Victor Harbor South Australia

These are the only shops in this desolate South Australian town, why anybody would live here is beyond me.

What a monstosity

Victor Harbor South Australia

 

Clearly the builder never employed an architect, good luck trying to sell it.

The Kangaroo Island ferry at Cape Jervis

 

Victor Harbor South Australia

Thinking back I wish I had taken the time to travel to Kangaroo Island. Oh well, perhaps I’ll return one day however I doubt it. One thing I know it’s not a place I would like to be in winter.

 Back to civilization

Victor Harbor South Australia

 

I enjoyed my short road trip, in 24 hours I will visit Hahndorf on my way to Phillip Island via the Great Ocean Road. Thanks for visiting my Victor Harbor South Australia photo blog.

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Hahndorf Adelaide Hills South Australia

November 19, 2015 by David Herd

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills South Australia

 Hahndorf Adelaide Hills South Australia is a short trip from Adelaide, The town was originally settled by Lutheran migrants. German influence is very apparent in Hahndorf and is seen physically in the traditional fachwerk architecture of the original surviving buildings. There are also many restaurants in the town serving German cuisine.

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills South Australia

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills South Australia

 

Hahndorf is a small town in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. Currently an important tourism spot, it has previously been a centre for farming and services.

German Arms Hotel

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills South Australia

 

Close to this pub is a hotel that rates very highly, use this link for a great room rate.

 Old sandstone homes

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills South Australia

 

This is a typical South Australian sandstone home. In 1973 my home in Adelaide was quite similar.

Lots of cafes & restaurants

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills South Australia

 

Hahndorf is on of Adelaide’s main tourist centres with lots of places to eat and drink. Famous of course for it’s wine making expertise as are other South Australian areas.

Beautiful old buildings

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills South Australia

 

Thanks for visiting my Hahndorf Adelaide Hills post, make sure it is on your bucket list when visiting Adelaide.

It is now 2016 and I have lived in Thailand for 5 years, however if I had to move back to Australia I think I would choose Adelaide as my home. It would be a toss up between here or Port Macquarie in NSW, however Adelaide in my opinion is one of the most liveable cities in Australia.

I have said it many times over the years but I still believe my two best years living in Australia was in Adelaide 1972 to 1974.

                         

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Here is my trip to the Gold Coast November 2014

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Adelaide South Australia October 2014

November 7, 2014 by David Herd

Hindley St Adelaide

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Adelaide City October 2014 was my first destination for my Australian road trip, from here I drove to Melbourne along the Great Ocean Road, and spent a few days at Dromana on the way.

Cos in Leigh St Adelaide

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Nice restaurant in a small side St off Hindley.

Terrific terrine at Cos

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

This was an excellent entree at Cos restaurant in the city of Adelaide.

Clever little Tailor

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Clever little Tailor is the catchy name of this Peel St wine bar which seems to cater for the local trendies. 🙂

 Leigh St Adelaide

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Leigh St is next to Peel St & both have some very nice restaurants & bars.

Grange Hotel in Adelaide

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Opposite the beach the Grange is has a good restaurant & very friendly staff.

With Nigel at the Grange hotel

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Nigel lived on the Gold Coast for quite a few years after moving from Sydney. Here are some headlines from November 17 2015, it seems Nigel has a battle on his hands.

The Marines in Grange

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This beautiful line of homes opposite Grange beach is called the Marines.

The Marines

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Glenelg Marina

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Some toys for the boys. 🙂

Sunset Bar at the Marina

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

The Sunset bar is a great spot for a few drinks while you watch the sun go down over Adelaide.

Glenelg Beach

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Glenelg is a very popular suburb for locals as well as tourists.

Adelaide South Australia October 2014 Glenelg

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Magnificent old building.

Glenelg to the city by tram

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

The tram is an easy way to travel to the heart of Adelaide city, it takes away the problem of parking your car.

King George Whiting at Cardone’s in Glenelg

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Rated number one out of 107 restaurants in Glenelg by Tripadvisor.

Cardone’s in Glenelg

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

I enjoyed Cardone’s so much I went there twice for dinner.

Oyster Bar at Glenelg Marina

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

The beer is ice cold at the Oyster bar.

Oyster Bar at Glenelg Marina with Denis Young

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

Dennis and I were friends way back in 1973 when I was living in Adelaide. Two of the best years in my life. 

 My old apartment on Anzac Hwy Plympton.

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

The top right hand corner was my penthouse in 1972, it was known as party central.

My home in Lochwinoch Ave Torrens Park.

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

 

I only lived here for 7 months in 1974 before being transferred to Melbourne as State manager for Sanyo Office Machines. I paid $24,000 & sold it to a friend for $31,000.

Caught up with some old friends

Adelaide South Australia October 2014

Graham & Flo Farquhar were friends in 1974, I last saw them in 1998.

Thanks for visiting my Adelaide South Australia October 2014 photo blog.

                              What a great year for travel in 2015               

           

     Istanbul                                 Budapest                        London

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          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

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                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

Ho Chi Minh City South Vietnam       Main Square (3)     Vung Tau statue (6)

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Post by Travel blogger Fivestarvagabond.com”.

Here is my trip to the Gold Coast November 2014

 

In 2003 I took 3 Japanese girls to the outback

 

 
Pattaya webcam

 

That’s all folks

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