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

November 20, 2015 by David Herd

Cos in Leigh St

Leigh Street Adelaide Leigh Street Adelaide 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

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

Cos

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

Clever little Tailor

Leigh Street Adelaide

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

Clever little Tailor

Clever Little Tailor

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

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

Peel Street

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

Leigh Street Adelaide

Leigh St Adelaide 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

Hindley St Adelaide 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 photo blog. In my opinion Adelaide is one of the most liveable cities in Australia.

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Leigh Street Adelaide

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Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach

November 20, 2015 by David Herd

Glenelg

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beachAdelaide 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 seaside suburb Glenelg beach 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 Stanford Hotel 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

Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach There a quite a selection of restaurants at the marina and car parking is available in the basement.

Sunset Bar Glenelg         Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach                   Oyster Bar Glenelg Marina

Oyster Bar

Oyster Bar Glenelg Marina 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 Glenelg beach Parkland between the Marina and town centre.

Here is a reasonable priced motel in a good location, use this link for a discounted room rate.

Cardone’s Seafood and Grill

Cardones Glenelg 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.

Thanks for visiting my Adelaide seaside suburb Glenelg beach photo blog

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.

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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After Dromana I flew to the Gold Coast.

 

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Victor Harbor South Australia

November 19, 2015 by David Herd

Victor Harbor South Australia

Victor Harbor

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. 🙂

Bank

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

Adelaide Hahndorf Victor Harbor

Quite a pleasant 80 kilometre drive south of Adelaide.

Norfolk Pines

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

Aldinga Beach

Aldinga Beach

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

Strange looking house in Cape Jervis photo CapejervisakaCapeFear6.jpg Clearly the builder never employed an architect, good luck trying to sell it.

The Kangaroo Island ferry at Cape Jervis

Kangaroo Island ferry

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

November 19, 2015 by David Herd

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills

Hahndorf Adelaide hills

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills 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

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

Lots of cafes & restaurants

Hahndorf Adelaide Hills 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 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.


                            What a great year for travel in 2015                  

                 Istanbul                  Budapest                        London

Galeta Tower     St. Stephen's Basilica       Walkie Talkie London    

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

Thailand Europe Vietnam Japan        Dubrobnik cable car        David Herd Thailand                     

                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vung tau

Thailand Europe Vietnam Japan        Main Square Zagreb       Vung Tau

          Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                                       through these links below.
                              Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                         Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses

Click here to see my post on the Great Ocean Road

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

Beckington Trowbridge

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Adelaide City October 2014

November 7, 2014 by David Herd

Adelaide

Hindley St Adelaide

Adelaide City October 2014Adelaide 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

Leigh St Adelaide Nice restaurant in a small side St off Hindley.

Terrific terrine at Cos

Adelaide Hahndorf Victor Harbor

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

Clever little Tailor

My little Tailor

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 City October 2014Leigh St is next to Peel St & both have some very nice restaurants & bars.

Grange Hotel in Adelaide

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

With Nigel at the Grange hotel

Adelaide City October 2014

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

Adelaide City October 2014This beautiful line of homes opposite Grange beach is called the Marines.

The Marines

The Marines Grange

Glenelg Marina

Glenelg Marina

Sunset Bar at the Marina

Adelaide City 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 City October 2014

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

Glenelg

Adelaide City October 2014

Glenelg to the city by tram

Adelaide City 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

Cardones Glenelg

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

Cardone’s in Glenelg

Cardones Glenelg

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

Oyster Bar at Glenelg Marina

Oyster Bar Marina Pier

The beer is ice cold at the Oyster bar.

Oyster Bar at Glenelg Marina with Denis Young

Adelaide City 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 City October 2014The top right hand corner was my penthouse in 1972, it was known as party central.

My home in Lochwinoch Ave Torrens Park.

David Herd ThailandI 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

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

Thanks for visiting my Adelaide City October 2014 post.

                              What a great year for travel in 2015                  

                 Istanbul                  Budapest                        London

Galeta Tower     St. Stephen's Basilica       Walkie Talkie London    

          Mostar                           Dubrobnik                            Split

Thailand Europe Vietnam Japan        Dubrobnik cable car        David Herd Thailand                     

                 Saigon                            Zagreb                          Vun tau

Thailand Europe Vietnam Japan        Main Square Zagreb       Vung Tau

              Great hotel room rates anywhere in the world if you book
                  through these links below.  Book now & pay later. 🙂
                              Bangkok Hotels                    Pattaya Hotels
                         Amazing Bangkok busses               Amazing Bangkok busses

 

Click here to see my post on the Great Ocean Road

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

Beckington Trowbridge

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