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Published: November 11th 2010
Perth at Night
The Perth Central Business District
Again, our route from Bangkok to Australia was a lot more convoluted last time, involving planes, trains and boats, although we did see some of the places in between. This time, we had another direct flight. On the flight, it all came back how friendly the Australians are. We were chatting to people on the flight who were all interested in what we were up to, were giving us advice on where to go and even their phone numbers in case we needed help at any point.
Perth was the main place we went to that I had not visited before. Given that I was travelling by bus last time it just seemed too far to go.
The contrast to Bangkok could not be more striking. First of all it was obviously a lot colder - it was winter in Australia after all. Second, it was a lot quieter and the roads were almost empty. After the hell of the roads in Bangkok it was quite a relief.
After just one evening with the Australian TV, another thing that came back was just how irritating Australian television is. Not such much the quality of the programmes , which was pretty much in line with the drivel we get back home (it was the final of their Big Brother on the first evening in Perth) but the frequency and duration of the adverts. Lord of the Rings, The Return of The King was on and it became all but unwatchable.
We went out for something to eat and we found an excellent place nearby call Fast Eddies.
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