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Old 10-28-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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OK some of you folks know Im a former croweater and that I'm a Uni Adelaide alumni.
So I'm not ashamed to profess my love of Adelaide.

BUT.. to be in the same Lonely Planet list of top 20 cities to visit in 2014.. with Paris?
And no Sydney or Melbourne?

I get it.. and don't get it.

What do folks think?
Adelaide voted one of the world's best cities for 2014 | News.com.au

Even the NY Times did a positive article on ADL few years ago
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/23/tr...anted=all&_r=0
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:07 PM
 
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I love that they put a church in the picture for that article
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Old 10-28-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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Some oddball choices on that list...Zurich? Really? Boring as bat ***** and so expensive. Riga *shrug* it's OK, nothing special. Auckland, if I was spending time in NZ, it wouldn't be in Auckland. Shanghai, could be any other big international city. Not particularly interesting.

I guess for these guys they can't put out a list with the same names on it every year or no one would pay attention.

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Adelaide is effortlessly chic
Hmmmmm...
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:25 AM
 
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Adelaide is mostly a nice place - very suburban, very quaint, kind of like a sleepy town but with a big city feel. However, some of the major residential areas are hideous and quite crime ridden, e.g. Marion, Mitchell Park, Salisbury, Elizabeth, Aberfoyle Park, Hackham, Port Adelaide etc. These places make it feel like a bit of a back water and really need to be cleaned up, but other than that, there are some nice heritage buildings remaining from when Adelaide was one of Australia's wealthiest and most populous cities and the Adelaide Hills are very nice.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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I love that they put a church in the picture for that article
st Peters Anglican in N Adelaide.


I used to go to a simple Quaker meeting house in the shadows of that display of religious wealth
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:44 PM
 
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Adelaide is mostly a nice place - very suburban, very quaint, kind of like a sleepy town but with a big city feel. However, some of the major residential areas are hideous and quite crime ridden, e.g. Marion, Mitchell Park, Salisbury, Elizabeth, Aberfoyle Park, Hackham, Port Adelaide etc. These places make it feel like a bit of a back water and really need to be cleaned up, but other than that, there are some nice heritage buildings remaining from when Adelaide was one of Australia's wealthiest and most populous cities and the Adelaide Hills are very nice.
A tourist isn't going to go to Hackham, same as you've never been to the Paris suburbs.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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A tourist isn't going to go to Hackham, same as you've never been to the Paris suburbs.
So true. And what city doesn't have a gritty area?
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:32 PM
 
Location: NSW
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Lonely Planet can be a bit left field sometimes, Newcastle made the Top 10, also at Number 9, in 2011 against much more fancied cities:

Lonely Planet's top 10 cities for 2011 - Lonely Planet


http://travel.ninemsn.com.au/blog.as...wcomments=true


Not sure if it resulted in any tourist boost for my local region, but couldn't have hurt.
Congrats to Adelaide, haven't been there for over 25 years and must go back.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Riachella, Victoria, Australia
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Snowtown is just up the road.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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Wait long enough and a city close to you will get into the list. Every year a new collection of names are chosen, so inevitable it'll come up unless seriously wanting..
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