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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City September 19th 2019

Today we were up early and drove to the station in Mandurah where we caught the train into the centre of Perth. For much of the way the train runs in the centre of the motorway, between the lanes. Perth is a lovely clean modern city with sympathetic blending of the old and new architecture. After coffee and doughnuts we walked around to the Art Gallery where we spent some time before making our way to the Apple Shop where Winks got her phone sorted out. From there we took a free bus to the Kings Park Botanic Gardens where we had lunch. We then had a very pleasant walk around the gardens before catching the bus and train back to Mandurah. A very interesting and successful day in Perth.... read more
Yagan Square
Winks at Yagan Square playground
Old and new in central Perth

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City September 11th 2016

Australia is one of my greatest memory. I went there also for my studies when I did my bachelor in trade in 2012 I had four months as an intern to do in a company. I did mine in a structure called Stirlings Australia in Perth which was selling stainless steel mainly in southern Asian countries. Even though I was not very familiar with steel that was a great experience. I went there from April to July and I remember it very well it was very hot ! The flight to reach Western Australia was quite an adventure itself. That was more than 20 hours flight with a stop in Dubai airport for approximately 6 hours. This was the first time I had a stop in Dubai as I flew with Emirates but I remember my ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City February 6th 2016

My intention when I first flew out to Australia was to blog my entire experience. A weekly or at least fortnightly post would do. Funny jokes, comments, people we have met, things I would otherwise forget if I didn't write them down. Plus, it would let people know I am still alive out here. I kept up with my blog for the first four weeks and wrote a wopping 4 entries. Then, I completely lost track of it and it was only this week, 3 months down the line that I remembered I was going to do it in the first place. This made me realise that it isn't going to be as consistent as I once thought. The past 3 months we have met some awesome people. We befriended a couple of English lads called ... read more
BIRTHDAY, The Escape Hunt
New years eve πŸ’ž

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City December 19th 2015

Just spent an overnighter at The FourPoints By Sheraton in the city. We were going to see the Hugh Jackman show "From Broadway To Oz" at the Perth Arena, so we decided to make a night of it and stay at a hotel as well. Kinda like being a tourist in your own city. The FourPoints is right across the road from the Perth Arena so it made sense to stay there. The hotel itself has had many names over the years including The Orchard Hotel and The Grand Chancelor and to be honest it wasn't on the top of my list for Perth hotels I wanted to stay in but we figured it's close so why not. We drove up (dropped off by my daughter) and were greeted straight away by a staff member who ... read more
Room FourPoints By Sheraton Perth
Bathroom - FourPoints By Sheraton Perth
Bathroom FourPoints By Sheraton Perth

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City November 5th 2015

I always looked on frequent flyer points and the like with distrust and an "it's all too hard" attitude. Well that was until my wonderful son started to show me some tips on how to make the points/system work for me. Here's some hints about points: Credit Cards It's not about spending money and waiting for the points to trickel in... That's going to take a life time for most of us mear mortals. So start looking at cards that offer points when you sign up. Take Amex, there is a current promotion on that if you sign up for a card (depending on the type) you can get up to 80,000 points! That's basically a one way ticket to the UK from Australia! And all you actually pay is the annual card fee (again about ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City October 29th 2015

The next thing on my to do list was updating my passport. This is something I always dread doing...I mean in a world where doing things completely online is the 'norm', we still have to fill out a mountain of paperwork, get two photos done (you know the ones were everyone looks like Mr Bean, a drug mule or worse!) and then wait in line to get the paperwork sorted by a 'happy little camper' at the Post Office! But this time around it was actually an easy process and almost a pleasant experience. So if your not up to date with the changes in renewing an adult passport in Australia, you can now do the paperwork on line. It took about 5 mins to complete. Just a few basic details and it was done, just ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City October 26th 2015

I am backtracking a little here as the the last stages of the blog yesterday were written under extreme tiredness. As I was writing as my eyes were closing and I didn't go into as much detail as I may have liked. Sunday After we arrived at the hotel by taxi, we went into reception snd our booking was found easily enough. Our room is on the Penthouse floor, although I wouldn't set your imagination of luxury running to high. The place is ok, but a little tired and far from new. At best 2 star, but more than adequate for our needs for a couple of days. We are paying more at AU$ 310 for two nights bed and breakfast, which is more than we did at the Ramada Plaza in Bangkok. We settled in ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City October 25th 2015

Saturday Time for more travelling, today we leave Thailand and head for Perth, via Sydney. Our flight is 18.25, so we have a little time earlier in the day, to do a couple of things. We packed, went down to the lobby area to leave our luggage at the concierge and pay our bill at reception. The service as always at the hotel was excellent. Our total bill at the hotel for the four nights was TB 10,117, which works out roughly Β£25 per person per night. Not bad for a five star hotel. We had spotted a couple of places of interest along the road, the first being The Protestant cemetery. A cemetery created a number of years ago that allowed somewhere for foreigners that died in Bangkok to be buried. Protestant was probably stretching ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City October 22nd 2015

Having not travelled internationally for nearly 10 years and a big reason for that is being a BBW airlines/tour operators just don't cater for anyone who is slightly larger than average let alone a BBW! But last week with the help and push along from my 20 year old son, I decided to get off my "fat butt" and get back into travelling. So we started to book some flights. It was then it dawned on me, perhaps there are other BBW and BBM who freak out about the thought of travelling and want to know if this airline, that airline etc will suit their needs. Hence this blog! I don't head off until July 2016 but will be counting down and updating the blog regularly before and during the trip.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City October 22nd 2015

Talking to fellow BBW/BBM travellers we have come up with the top three fears when travelling on planes So first fear... Seats - Will my butt look big in that seat? Aka... Will I fit in the seat? Second fear... Tray Table - Will the tray table make in down flat or will it be another flight of not eating just because the tray table can't lay flat cause it gets caught on my stomach? Third fear... Seat Belt - Well more an embarrassment than fear... Getting an extension for the seat belt. Seats ... Consider that the average economy seat width is only 17-18 inches and the average traveller is getting wider and wider... It makes no sense to make the seats so small. But I guess passenger comfort doesn't get in the way of ... read more

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