Decode: Adventure

Decode: Adventure: Adelaide Day #2.2 – Adelaide Zoo and Pancake Kitchen

Decode AdventureWelcome back to Adelaide Day #2!

Since we stopped at lunch and the awesome buskers, Mum and I continued on with the rest of the agenda – Adelaide Zoo.

While walking down Rundle Street, we turned at Frome Road and walked further down. To make a comparison, walking down Frome Road was a bit like walking down Ann Siang Hill, with all the cafes and shops. It took us a short while before we reached the main junctions. Then we started walking through the University of South Australia (City Campus).

In front of the University of South Australia
In front of the University of South Australia

The shady paths made the walk to the zoo really cool, especially in the 37 degree (celsius) heat. It was an interesting walk though, we got to walk through the UniSA City Campus and the University of Adelaide. So we saw the university buildings and people working on the grass (We saw this lady lying on the grass with her laptop). At the same time, we walked past the River Torrens and saw a Duck Crossing Sign, so yeah.

Shady, shady paths...
Shady, shady paths…
Duck Crossing!
Duck Crossing!
River Torrens - SA's 2nd largest river.
River Torrens – SA’s 2nd largest river.

ADELAIDE ZOO

I’m going to be lazy here and just spam photographs of what we took. In summary, we were there on a really hot day, so seeing some of the animals was already a privilege. Hee.

We're here!!
We’re here!!
Queuing for tickets. No paper tickets though, you just went in.
Queuing for tickets. No paper tickets though, you just went in.
We were there when some schools were having a field trip.
We were there when some schools were having a field trip.
Funi the Panda, so yeah, no excites for our own pandas though.
Funi the Panda, so yeah, no excites for our own pandas though.
Enclosure design for the Pandas.
Enclosure design for the Pandas.
PELICANS!
PELICANS!
I call this - "Constipated Pelican".
I call this – “Constipated Pelican”.
Mum loves this tree.
Mum loves this tree.
One of the places we sat to rest.
One of the places we sat to rest.
Spot the frog! In the air-conditioned Envirodome.
Spot the frog! In the air-conditioned Envirodome.
Stick insect - that curled up part of the body? It's squishy.
Stick insect – that curled up part of the body? It’s squishy.
Pot-Bellied Seahorse.
Pot-Bellied Seahorse.
Yeah, Mushrooms.
Yeah, Mushrooms.
Then we took a walk to the Children's Zoo.
Then we took a walk to the Children’s Zoo.
And got a shock from this guy.
And got a shock from this guy.
Guinea Pigs hiding from the heat.
Guinea Pigs hiding from the heat.
Alpaca!!
Alpaca!!
I swear one of them was showing off.
I swear one of them was showing off.
Mum said we could just lean over and tip them with a push of a finger.
Mum said we could just lean over and tip them with a push of a finger.
Sea Lions - when they come up for air, they sound like humans, really.
Sea Lions – when they come up for air, they sound like humans, really.
This is a rude bird (Cassowary) - it walked away from my mum while she was trying to take a picture. Heh.
This is a rude bird (Cassowary) – it walked away from my mum while she was trying to take a picture. Heh.
Giraffes.
Giraffes.
Spot the Meerkat!
Spot the Meerkat!
Nocturnal Animals Enclosure - it was mostly UV so you can't really take a thing on your cameras.
Nocturnal Animals Enclosure – it was mostly UV so you can’t really take a thing on your cameras.
Feeding Time!
Feeding Time!
Kookaburra.
Kookaburra.
Mum calls this the Cheat Our Feelings Koala because it was just burying its face into the tree. Oh the heat.
Mum calls this the Cheat Our Feelings Koala because it was just burying its face into the tree. Oh the heat.
Especially proud of this photo because I took it without looking at the screen. Hee.
Especially proud of this photo because I took it without looking at the screen. Hee.
Tiny Poison Dart Frogs
Tiny Poison Dart Frogs
Rattlesnake.
Rattlesnake.
Giant Tortoise.
Giant Tortoise.
Hippo!
Hippo!
And that's all for the zoo, folks!
And that’s all for the zoo, folks!

We walked through the Botanic Parks on the way out, another great place just to chill. Despite the heat, it was not that humid, so that coupled with the shade made it a really pleasant walk.

One of the Greenhouses we passed.
One of the Greenhouses we passed.
And the requisite tourist-in-front-of-a-nice-fountain shot. HAHA.
And the requisite tourist-in-front-of-a-nice-fountain shot. HAHA.

PANCAKE KITCHEN

Now let’s fast forward to Pancake Kitchen because we had the BEST DINNER of the trip in this place. Mum was rather skeptical of the place before we entered though – there have been too many eating places with specific foods in their names and they sell everything but. Plus, it was actually tucked in an alley so it did look like a bar.

It was not until we saw their menu before we decided to go in. And I’m glad we made that choice.

This is what we saw from the outer walkways.
This is what we saw from the outer walkways.
So yes, they sell pancakes and other stuff.
So yes, they sell pancakes and other stuff.

It was a nice, cozy spot and it reminded me of those tavern bars you saw on Travel Discovery. Unlike what we’re used to here, we paid before food came, which was fine because you didn’t have to fiddle with the bill once you were done. For me, at least.

Entering the Pancake Kitchen
Entering the Pancake Kitchen
Menu Shot.
Menu Shot.
Table with Maple Syrup because, you know. XD
Table with Maple Syrup because, you know. 😄
Caricature nights! I know people who would love this =)
Caricature nights! I know people who would love this =)
Restaurant decor.
Restaurant decor.
Hyped up for Christmas.
Hyped up for Christmas.
FOOD! (Upper) Stack of 2 Buttermilk Pancakes with a Sunny Side-Up, Ham Steak, and Pineapple. (Lower) Mozzarella Pancake, Ham, Sunny Side-Up, and Beef, Red Wine & Mushroom Sauce.
FOOD! (Upper) Stack of 2 Buttermilk Pancakes with a Sunny Side-Up, Ham Steak, and Pineapple. (Lower) Mozzarella Pancake, Ham, Sunny Side-Up, and Beef, Red Wine & Mushroom Sauce.

And that ends Adelaide Day #2 for us! Stay tuned for the next instalment – Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, and Hahndorf Village.

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