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Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City June 14th 2015

First up, its a Happy Birthday to our son Eden! Sorry we didnt get to spend time with you today! We didn't post the blog last night because we decided to go to a movie last minute. We saw Jurassic park. It was okay, a big screen movie and the theatre was MASSIVE, a bit of a culture shock for us country bumpkins! But the popcorn and icecreams were awesome so thats what its all about! Oh bad news! The split system in the Bago was brand new when we headed out on this journey. The cooling element has been given a real workout since we left. But the first night in Perth was the first time we turned the heating on.. (sigh...) Within an hour it made a loud pop and stopped working! Arghhh! We ... read more
Freemantle
Freemantle
Freemantle

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City June 12th 2015

Well dear me, we knew it was going to happen, as you travel south its bound to get colder... But none the less its a bit sad to know there'll be no more blinding heat, high humidity, warm salt water and sun tans... Oh well.... It all started at about 3 am this morning! The lightening lit up the Bago and the thunder rolled across the sky from one side to the other. Then the rain! The Bago was totally shocked! Whats this 'precipitation' thing you talk about???? We have only rain once in the whole trip and that was in the hire car in Cape Tribulation and the Bago stayed basking in the sun at Port Douglas. So he was a bit shocked! It rained quite a bit on the way in to Perth also. ... read more
Lancelin surf beach
Lancelin surf beach
Perth

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City June 6th 2015

Elle pourrait se résumer aux 3 mots suivants: fun, friends and family. Le choix initial relève plus ou moins du hasard: un bref passage par un site comparateur de prix, puis un passage avisé par Trip Advisor pour observer les commentaires. Les auberges les moins chères n'étant clairement pas recommandées. Me voici donc au Witch's hat (littéralement le chapeau de la sorcière) à 15 minutes à pied du centre-ville. Une petite auberge sympathique (50 lits environ) avec une cour intérieure et des grandes tables sur lesquelles on prend nos repas, une grande cuisine collective et un salon avec quatre canapés bien confortables (mieux qu'Acticall !). L'ambiance est bon enfant et on se sent limite comme à la maison. Un beau melting-pot de nationalités. En grande majorité, l'Europe est représentée avec les français, britanniques, allemands, irla... read more
Qu'allons-nous bien pouvoir visiter ?
Pizza night

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

Perth: côte ouest de l'Australie. 1 834 000 habitants Petite description tirée de Lonely Planet: "A faire l'expérience du climat de Perth et de ses plages, ou à contempler ses vignes, plantées à l'orée du grandiose et sauvage désert du Sud, on en viendrait à se demander pourquoi les Australiens ont choisi d'aller s'installer sur la côte est. Avec tout ce que la côte sud-ouest et sa capitale - la grande ville la plus isolée du monde- ont à offrir, il n'est guère étonnant que la plupart de ses habitants s'y sentent bien". Etant donné le nombre d'habitants, je m'imaginais être projetée dans une ville énorme, grouillante de monde. En fait, le centre-ville est relativement petit pour une ville de cette importance. Ce qui frappe tout de suite l’œil, ce sont les tours du centre des ... read more
CBD

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City June 4th 2015

Il est venu le temps de quitter l'aéroport et d'affronter la vie réelle. Cela commence plutôt rapidement quand ma carte bancaire n'est pas acceptée pour retirer de l'argent :/ Un moyen de contournement est vite trouvé grâce à mon compte anglais mais cela n'engendre rien de bon pour la suite. L'aéroport de Perth est situé à une vingtaine de minutes du centre ville. Un bus permet donc de s'y rendre facilement. Enfin, il faut déjà prendre la navette jusqu'à un autre terminal, puis prendre un bus emmenant au centre ville et finalement, un autre bus en direction de l'auberge. J'ai donc mis environ 1 heure pour ce trajet. 16h: check-in à l'auberge. Je ne rêve que d'une chose: une douche ! La dernière remontant à mardi matin (il est jeudi après-midi). Le temps de faire le ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City May 9th 2015

Good day all We hope this message finds you fit and well. Firstly apologies to family and friends who have recently celebrated birthdays for failing to send you our wishes but we've had something on our minds - a car! Unfortunately Trev and I were involved in a serious car accident on Friday 1 May trying to outrun a cyclone that was due to hit Coral Bay/Exmouth area in Western Australia where we were staying. We hit a big patch of standing water, lost control of our lovely 'Pippa' Pajero which flipped and rolled 3 times and crashed on the opposite side of the highway. Verity was very lucky to walk away with only a fractured right wrist and stitches to a laceration on the same arm. Poor Trev came off far worse with compound & ... read more
Bell Tower, Perth
Kings Park, Perth
Kings Park, Perth

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

Our taxi arrives on time to take us to kulua Lumpur airport, cases loaded and off we go, but the driver seems to have a problem in that he can't sit still! He keeps bouncing! I can't take my eyes off of him as I try to work out the problem, does he need the loo, has he got a condition, has he got a bug up his bum, ( or something else for that matter) there's no bag filling up anywhere! But this bloke cannot keep still, the car is all over the place, I look over to Keith for some reassurance but hes got his eyes closed as if nothing is going on ( best to stay quite here!) . 45 minutes later we arrive at the airport all in one piece, thankfully I ... read more

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

Wow! Its 38° in Perth We take a taxi, driven by a very still and quite man, and arrive at the hotel all OK, we did drive past the WACA, After a snooze we go out to explore the local area we walk along the river watching the sun set, we end up at a pub called the lucky shag! Great food a real buzz but thankfully no shags involved ;-) Day 2, up early to catch a boat for a wine tasting cruise, very relaxing with lots of wine, it wasn't really tasting more like drinking:-) with a trip around the winery and then lunch with 8 more wines to drink, followed by fortified wines (port) which we declined, caught the boat back, a very relaxing day. Was woken up during the night with a ... read more
our wine tasting and dinner Hic hic!
Big boat to Rottnest Island
Fast RIB around the island

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

We have just walked around the WACA (for those uninitiated amongst you ) this is the Western Australia Cricket Association ground in Perth, 😍 just a stones throw from our hotel. I was convinced that I could smell the leather of the koocabura but keith thought it was more like curry. Then as we walked back to our hotel I saw Steven Finn 😃in a restaurant.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City January 23rd 2015

We love a day out in Perth City Centre. This is such a busy colourful city where tourists and locals enjoy the great summer living and buzz of so much activity. We can catch a bus close to Michael's place to Butler Railway Station, and then direct into the city centre by train. Total journey time is about 1:15 which is quite convenient. One thing we have noticed is that in Perth they love their bronze statues. Be they historical figures, or representations of wild life, there are many to view. One of my favourites is the clown doing a hand stand in the Hay Street Mall. The set of kangaroos down by the Supreme Court Museum is worthy of note too. We find the map confusing to tell you where this is - it could ... read more
Tail of the snake
Plumeria take 2
Time for a drink




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