Here are some of the story reporting and details: "Book-ended by vineyards and beaches, with quaint Victorian houses sitting alongside tidy parkland, Adelaide is Australia’s elegant aunt. A favourite haunt with Britons relocating Down Under, this modest city with it Mediterranean climate is often woefully misrepresented as a cultural wasteland - all this, despite hosting one of the world's most prestigious arts festivals. At the Festival’s writers' week, Booker Prize winner Thomas Keneally explains why the jewel of the south has been attracting him since his first appearance at the festival in 1968. 'It is a beautiful place,' the author of Schindler's List tells me. 'It has this wonderful dry heat and the citizens exist among a torrent of wine, flowing out of the Barossa Valley and out of the McLaren Vale. Foreign writers love this because it's so warm in the middle of the northern European winter. It's hard to move in my hotel without tripping over some great British novelist or biographer. It has long been known as the ‘City of Churches’, but it is also the country's grape capital and has a really exciting industry stoking that torrent of wine. The area is bursting with boutique winemakers, but the giant Jacob's Creek dominates."
This story has many more details on the Adelaide Festival, plus several nice pictures, etc. Interesting profile!!
We will have two nights in Adelaide, before and after doing our two days on nearby Kangaroo Island. We will be there in mid January 2014 before starting our first “down under” visit, Jan. 20-Feb. 3, 2014, Celebrity Solstice sailing, departing Sydney, going from Australia to Auckland/NZ doing 14 days on this ship we loved in the Med in June 2011. We won't have time to get to visit any of these wine places there in Adelaide, but it nice to read this profile on this part of Australia, its climate, background, arts activities, etc. This will help us as we sample a little in Adelaide during our two evenings there.
Any good tips for dining places and other items of interest for evenings in Adelaide?? Not needing the party scene, just capturing the character and style of this community.
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THANKS! Enjoy! Terry in Ohio
Did a June 7-19, 2011, Celebrity Solstice cruise from Barcelona that had stops in Villefranche, ports near Pisa and Rome, Naples, Kotor, Venice and Dubrovnik. Enjoyed great weather and a wonderful trip. Dozens of wonderful visuals with key highlights, tips, comments, etc., on these postings. We are now at 128,494 views for this live/blog re-cap on our first sailing with Celebrity and much on wonderful Barcelona. Check these postings and added info at: