Friday, April 24, 2015

Enjoy The Experience At Adelaide Arcade

CONTINUED WALKING AFTER OUR HEARTY LUNCH.... Stopped at the entrance of Adelaide Arcade, a beautiful shopping arcade right in the centre of the city.  We stopped to do some window browsing and took a few pictures... everything looks so exquisite there...
I read briefly about the history of this building which is built in 1885...
Wow.. that is really a long way back!
Looks very Victorian and reminds me of Melbourne too...
Nice place to look-see and have a tete-a-tete with friends... 
Yes, I am taking a rest here.... 
....cos I did some shopping earlier....
Cheap sales as low as $1 for a blouse and $$2.50 for a dress!
How to resist????
The weather was pretty good..
Bustling with people of all ages....
The Coffee Central....
Flowers on the streets.....
 The Sweet Violinist....
Enjoy The Experience.....
Yes, I was Enjoying The Experience
Right here on the second day!



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Renaissance Food Court In Adelaide

SOON IT WAS TIME TO FILL OUR TUMMIES WITH FOOD.....
Thank goodness my siblings are prone to Chinese food like me and my appetite was fully satisfied when we paid a visit to Renaissance Food Court.  To my delight, this place is an Asian food alley.  I heard that this place is normally full during lunch hours on weekdays, office workers and students (Asians like me?) will frequent this food joint for their wide range of Asian food such as Malaysian, Vietnamese, Singaporean, Indian, Korean, Thai and the list goes on.
At the entrance of the Renaissance Food court...
As for us, we chose Nanyang Cafe...
Oh Yes, we are Malaysians... so we must "support' our brethen! :)
I am ALL for it!!
Their portions are quite large... so for the five of us, we ordered three types of food..
Curry noodles....!
Chicken Rice!
Beef Koay Teow....
And so the feast started...
But to our amazement, three plates were not sufficient at all!!
Must be due to our huge appetite after all the walking and shopping...
 The Hungry Face!
hahahaha...
Ended up ordering another two plates of noodles...
And not missing out is the Roasted Pork and BBQ Pork...
Eventually we ended up ordering five portions for five of us!
 We really have good appetites, seriously!
One portion cost around $8 and so... no complaints...
As long as they are Chinese food!
That's the way... ah ah... We like IT!





Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rundle Street East In Adelaide

AS THIS IS A RELAXING AND LEISURE GETAWAY, we did not plan anything in advance.  I really don't mind if I just laze around in the apartment or going out for short walks around the vicinity, it really suits me real fine!  NO more waking up calls at 6am in the morning and dragging my legs up to the hotel room in the late evening like those tour groups which I have experienced those days.  Thank goodness I was younger then.... and now, I prefer to go for these free and easy trips... no more time commitments and rushing from one place to another.....

We slept early the night before, replenishing the "lack of sleep" we lost the previous night before and we woke up fully refreshed and ready to start off our second day in Adelaide.  After our hearty breakfast in the apartment, we set out to Rundle Street again, so much to "look and see"... well, with over 1000 retail stores and services, it seems to be a never-ending walk for us...  I really don't mind taking our own time walking leisurely, the weather was simply fabulous.... cooling and yet not windy... very nice!
Before we set out, here I am in front of the apartment hotel...
Oh, I think I was not the only one there.... 
Obviously someone was waving from behind.... 
No sweater on the second day... 
Weather was around 16 to 22 degrees as we set out.... 
From our hotel to Rundle Street, it was just a five to seven minutes walk....
Oh ... er... unless we stopped every now and then to take pictures, it is again a different story...
The railway station is a short distant away from our place....
Along the subway... I mean pathway...
and soon we reached the intersection leading to Rundle Street pedestrian walk...
It was more crowded on Tuesday than the previous day....
Leisure walk was what we did and enjoyed, no time constraint...

This reminded me of Ipoh... 
But this is Rundle Street Coffee Central...
And me at 127, Rundle Mall....
Someone is getting ready to shop!
While it was fun to shop and relax.....
We wasted no time busy connecting to the outside  world such as Malaysia!
Cyber Cafe on the Streets!


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Reanaclaire Homecooked Dinner In Adelaide

IT WAS ALMOST NOON WHEN WE FINALLY CHECK IN and I am delighted with the layout of the apartment which we would be staying for a week...The mini kitchen has almost everything, from the oven, microwave, dish washer and the utensils we need.  I like the "island" at the kitchen there, separating the living hall...

We bought a lot of stuff back from the mall and for the first night, I was dedicated to do a simple meal.  Before that, I took a rest first, standing at the balcony to get some wifi and checking into my emails, blog and watsapp!  Very important tasks for me each day....

 
Neat and nice layout... 
And our first dinner were whooped out pretty fast..
Cold weather is the cause of our hunger....
Bought a roasted chicken from the mall... $11
We baked it again for some minutes and it was still nice and juicy...
Broccoli with some fresh scallops...
 An easy dish.. eggs with big onions...
Somehow I messed it up...
ABC soup with some added sausages.... *something new I learn*
They enhanced the flavour of the soup...
My girl likes them...
And our first dinner in Adelaide... 
Yes, Chinese food again!
One for the album as usual....