`While living in Australia, I was lucky enough to call Adelaide‘s seaside town of Glenelg my home for many months. When I think back to that time, I remember long summer days, daily strolls on the beach, and the feeling of being lucky to live in such a nice place.
Although I was fairly broke, we found a place to live in the gorgeous area of Glenelg South. Our home was a small, unfurnished apartment, but it was a six minute walk to the beach.
At the time, I longed to be back on the road, not in one place. I think that made me unaware of just how special Adelaide’s Glenelg is.
The sunsets and beaches alone are reason enough to want to stay, but it is also the kitch holiday vibe found in the town, and the beauty of the quiet family neighbourhoods that provide Glenelg with the perfect combination of fun and peace.
Here are some photographs of Glenelg that reveal how beautiful it was, and that also give you an insight into what my expat life was like over there.
Mosley Square, palm trees, food spots and a stunning view of the Jetty. This is where I used to get the tram to work every morning, when the rising sun turned the sky a gorgeous pink.
Glenelg Town Hall, Mosely Square. The Town Hall is home to a Social History Museum, where you can learn about the first UK settlers who arrived in Adelaide. I think this photo sums up Glenelg’s old-fashioned and summery vibe.
There was nothing better than coming home from work and heading straight to the beach to stick our feet in the warm sand and watch the sunset!
Glenelg at dusk
Typical Australian homes in our neighbourhood of Glenelg South.
I loved all the pretty gardens and the endless blue skies in Glenelg.
The iconic Jetty Bar on Jetty Road, Glenelg.
A winter day at the Glenelg Jetty. I really regret that I never got around to jumping off the jetty in the summer!
The Adelaide tram brings you from the city centre straight to Glenelg’s Mosely Square.
After a quick after-work swim.
When in Australia, do as the Aussies do and fire up the barbie as much as possible!
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