Perth is a beautiful diverse sunny place, with sandy uncrowded beaches sprawled along a flat coastal plain, its centured around the Swan river which links into the Indian ocean. The city has a real cosmoplian culture, with out the hustle and bustle of a big city. It oozes a great mix of diversity especially with cusines.
We arrived into perth airport from Singapore, early morning, the whole process didnt take long at all. The international airport being relatively close to the city, we caught a taxi to our Air BNB apartement. Accommadtion is very expensive in Perth , a complete shock from our travels through asia. Hostels being 30 plus each a night we opted to spend a couple of nights in a shared apartment in Victoria Park. This is a 25 minute walk into the CBD. The transport around the city is reliable and reasonable. We used the free cat bus often, to visit parts of the centre. There is plenty to see within wandering distance.
Getting friendly with the locals
Its a uncrowded diverse city, with a few worthwhile attractions within the city and usually less than an hour away. Outside of the metropolitan area are some unspoilt national parks, unpopulated coastline and other interesting locations.
We were welcomed with beautiful warm weather, spending our days mostly wandering around, we sorted ourselves with bank accounts, tax numbers, and sim cards which were the eastiest things to do.
Our mission whilst in Perth was to buy a vehicle, so we spent several weeks visiting different parts of Perth. This was a great way to explore, using the local trains, which run frequently between the suburbs. In particular I loved fremantle city and Guildford, both places oozes lots of character. Fremantle being a port town orginally it was declared a city 1929. it contains lots of history and offers lots of things to see and do.
We were forunate to get a housesitting job for 3.5 weeks in Guildford, this gave us the perfect amount of time to view cars. I think we must of seen 10/15 cars in the first 10 days. We decided to buy a land crusier, the best australian vechile to own. Our time was literally spent building a mobile home, with regular trips to the DIY stores and picking up free material. The car was literally just the shell so we needed to put Our skills for carpetary, electrical and upholstery to the test. I think it paid off.
Pretty pleased with the results of our hard work.
Perth became our home, it felt so nice to be living in a house, in a lovely suburb, making a nice routine. I really could see myself living in Perth for a part of our lives.