Some of you might remember about my last post about my Perth trip. I enjoyed my trip so much that I actually found a new friend whilst there. When I told her that I will be publishing a quick post about it on my blog, she quickly replied by saying “sure! but just mention my first name, not my full name”. So with that being said, I will call her by her nickname Sammy. How I met her was somewhat unexpected, whilst travelling on a Perth train to city during my stay. It was my trip on the Joondalup line to the city centre, where my phone rang out of battery and I needed to make an urgent call to my hotel. That is when I asked around and the only person that offered their phone was my now friend Sammy!
For many of you out there, the mere fact that she lent her mobile phone to me was not a big deal. But to me, in time where I really needed to make that call, it was such a life changer. Somehow it has restored my faith in humanity. This wasn’t a social experiment or anything like that you sometime see in some youtube channel. It was real. Some people who follow me online have asked what that urgent phone call back to the hotel was all about? I was going to share it, but it was so personal that I had to keep it to myself. Anyways, Sammy was a settlement agents Perth specialist who helps people who are buying or selling properties in Perth deal with their settlement issues. Just a way to say thank you to Sammy, whoever is looking for settlement agent in Perth to go with her. Recommending people to her is perhaps only a small way to repay for what she has done to me.
It also turned out that Sammy was not originally from Perth but migrated about ten years ago. She mentioned how she understand me, the fact that she was in the same sort of situation during her first visit to Perth. What a coincidence hey? During my stay in Perth, after exchanging numbers, we ended up catching up a couple of times. We somehow just clicked and shared many stories with each other. In fact, she showed places there that was “out of the itinerary” per say. so i was very grateful for that.
Now that I have returned home, we still keep in contact. She did mention about coming over here to my hometown for a visit. So the moral of the story is that you never know who you will end up meeting during your holiday trips! This time around I met one of my now best friend.
Today, I wanted to share my experience whilst holidaying in Perth. For those who don’t know where Perth is, it is the capital city of Western Australia. It is sometime referred to the most isolated city in the world. I won’t argue with that, just have a look at the world map and you’ll know what I mean. As many of you out there who knows me personally, I love to travel. I love to see the world. Also I love to share my experiences of traveling by publishing a brief post about the travel on this very blog.
My first impression of Perth is “wow”! And I don’t say that lightly. After coming out of Perth international airport I was amazed at how clean the place is. Everything seem to be in order. I hailed taxi and tell him to head straight the Hyatt Regency hotel where I’ve my made my booking. The drive from the airport to my hotel was rather short, I didn’t time the trip exactly but I’d say it only took me about 15 minutes. A lot quicker than I first thought. Upon arriving at the hotel, and having a quick power nap, I decided to search for car rentals. After doing my research I decided to hire a car from a reputable company, purely because they had very good reviews published online. They had an 8 seater cars and people movers available if you are traveling in a big group.
My stay in Perth was only for 5 days. But in my opinion, it gave just enough time to explore the CBD area and places located about an hour’s radius from the city centre. But for those who loves the outdoor, I definitely recommend staying for an extra week. Going places beyond the city centre will consume a lot of your travel time, so make sure you take this into consideration if you are planning to explore places like Monkey Mia, Albany, The Pinnacles and The Wave Rock.
My eating out experience in Perth was good. They have a wide range of choice when it comes to food. If you love your asian food, then I recommend you visit an area called Northbridge; otherwise known as “China town” to the locals. I would also like to point out that Perth is home to some of the best fish and chips I’ve had in long while. One particular place is Kailis Fish and Chips, seriously they make one of the best fish and chips that I have ever tasted. Depending on the day, they also offer the fresh catch of the day – featuring some local fish freshly caught. Prices is according to market prices, so be prepared to pay a bit more on certain days.
Overall, my trip to Perth was an enjoyable one. Though I wish I could have stayed longer as I didn’t get to go some places that I saw advertised in the hotel brochure. Simply because I can’t afford the travel time owing to my limited time in Perth. Other than that, I highly recommend you going to visit Perth.
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