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  • Day35

    Adelaide

    January 16, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Woke up at 4:15 today and quietly got dressed and ready for my flight. Went and made a very quick breakfast before packing the last of my things and headed to the train station. Luckily I got there right before the train left but quickly realized I was way ahead of schedule when I made it through security with over an hour to spare. The flight went by quickly due to the fact that I slept the whole time besides when I woke up and asked for a muffin. Landed in Adelaide at 8:20 due to the 30 minute time change and after getting my checked bag I went back through security so I could chill on the couches until 1:00 which is when I could check into my hostel. I also slept for most of the time there. Once I woke up I quickly found the right bus and after 15 minutes got off and walked a short 5 minutes to my hostel. After throwing all my stuff down I went and bought an açai espresso bowl which was both delicious and filling. Next I ventured out into the blazing hot town to explore a bit. I came across some very old beautiful buildings and ran into a small China town. Then I headed into a big cycling festival thing. Apparently the Australian equivalent of the Tour de France is coming through tomorrow or starting here (not really sure). So I looked around at all the expensive bikes and went through a very dark maze that was representing what it was like cycling in the dark. It was complete with trucks backing up and almost hitting you, flashing lights and even a car door abruptly opening that blocked your path. I got out and received an awesome picture of a very frightened Maddie in the maze. Next I wandered into a booth with a coloring contest for kids competing to win a bike. I asked if I could do it and he said yes so I digitally colored a girl on a bike for the next 40 minutes. He even made fun of me for taking so long but I think it turned out really well. I'll find out next Monday if I won. Then I kept wandering around the city and came across the Supreme Court building and the St. Francis Xavier Cathedral which I went in briefly. The heat forced me to head back to my hostel and I stopped for some shower supplies and food on the way. When I got back to the hostel I showered and did laundry for the first time in awhile. Then I ate some chili con carne made by the hostel before reading my book in the lounge and going to sleep.Read more