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Four days had passed since I’d ridden a bicycle and my feet were getting tired from walking everywhere. Adelaide City is good for walking. The terrain is flat, a feature that also makes it good for cycling. When I first arrived, I hired the Adelaide Free Bikesย but, with plans to explore the city’s impressive cycleways,ย I wanted to ride something that I felt more comfortable on. Hire bikes come in all shapes and… Read More

Riding Adelaide Free Bikes on Park Lands Trail

The idea of Free Bikes has an appealing ring to it. Who wouldn’t take a second glance at seeing something they like on offer for free? On a recent visit to Adelaide, without my own bike to ride, I decided to see how this worked. Adelaide sits on Australiaโ€™s southern coastline with a desert to the north and vineyards lining its eastern hills. It is Australia’s fifth most populated city and, like… Read More

Gothenburg is a city of commerce, bustling the length of a long thin harbour and along narrow cobble-stoned streets where shops furnish Swedish style and advertise Global Blue Tax Free shopping. The city was doused in hues of grey during our stay, except for one day when the clouds cleared and Nordic blue swept the sky clear. Sunshine sent the flowers into rapture and I joined them. I walked that sunny day,… Read More