Himself and I always wanted to go to Perth. It has been on our wishlist for many years, but we never quite managed to make it while still living in the country. So when I received a message from a friend that she was getting married, and it was in Perth, there was no way I wasn’t going to be there!
Why not travel around the world to see something you’ve never seen before?! We decided on balance that spending a week in Perth would be best. Achieve as much off our “want” list as possible.
We found Perth to be a wonderful, easily walk-able city. Possibly helped by how close we parked our selves to the centre of town.
On the first day we were lucky enough to be taken to Kings Park and spend time soaking up not only the warmth of the sun, but green of the park as well.
Himself and I had a few days of planned activity, but also some unplanned time, as this was the one opportunity in the four weeks away from home that we were actually planning on being our break.
So we found ourselves walking a lot and just looking at what we found. While heading for a costume shop we were directed through the most amazing art alley!
It was kind of strange and yet reassuring after being in Amsterdam so long, that there were such tall buildings surrounding you by which to navigate from. I’d forgotten just how useful they could be.
Of course after hearing so much about it I also had to head down to Elizabeth Quay and see the water park that had so recently been installed for all the kiddies to pay in! (*cough*filtrationsystem*ahem*)
I thought it was ever so kind of the City of Perth to put a Dutch ship with flags flying in the harbour for us. Made us feel really at home while walking around the bay.
I found I had a taste for walking around Perth. One which I would happily indulge again. Though I also say this knowing full well I only saw a tiny part of the whole.
They have a great love of colour and lights. Just like me! This building became one of my favourites over the week. I spent many a happy evening sitting with a sorbet and watching the colours changing.
Coming up shortly, some of the adventures we embarked upon while staying in Perth!