First Impressions of Perth, WA

So, I’ve made it to Western Australia! I’ve now conquered all the mainland Aussie states and only have Tasmania left to tick off my list (and that’ll have to be done another time as I’m pretty busy the next couple of months…).

I landed in Perth yesterday afternoon and just about managed to go and get some dinner at Grill’d before needing to get to bed. I was hoping to get a nap on the flight over, but I was sat next to a crying baby the whole time which is probably karma for all the times mum and dad took me on a plane as a small child and I screamed the whole time. Despite this, Qantas did have The Incredibles 2 on the entertainment system so I was sorted. (Side note: I am definitely putting the DVD of this movie on my Christmas list mum and dad and I will be making you watch it with me!)

I spent the whole night tossing and turning because of the train tracks that are right outside my window and the constantly wailing of the level crossing or the horns of the trains as they came into the station. Wonderful. Regardless, I woke up this morning, booked my trip to Rottnest Island for tomorrow and headed out into the city. I walked down to Elizabeth Quay, round up to the Barracks Arch and then climbed the hill up to Kings Park and the Botanic Gardens.

I hung out there for a bit reading my book before heading back down into the city to search for the sleeping bag I’ll be needing for my trip starting on Saturday. It was a fruitless search as it appears all sleeping bags here cost about $200.

After that I strolled around a little longer looking at the shops before heading down to Elizabeth Quay and having gelato at Gusto which was nice. After that I sat in the gardens of the Supreme Court and read some more of my book (which I’m about half way through already) before heading back to the hostel.

Tomorrow – Rottnest Island! Let’s hope the weather is nice…

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