Perth Travel Blog› entry 158 of 206 › view all entries
Neil was off this morning having DSL installed so while he had visitors I spent some time down at the pool and the hot tub. His new place is a far cry from the falling down old brick-heap in Sydney. The flat is cream carpets and indigo suede-look walls. There is a gym, swimming pool and a communal outdoor barbecue, hot tub and games room that can be booked out for groups in advance! Snazzy.
At 1pm we went to Taka, a Japanese restaurant where we met Sancha, and then did the Lonely Planet walking tour round Perth. We walked from the Art Gallery of Western Australia, through the train station to Forrest Square, to the old post office, past the Government House, Council House, the Bell Tower and along the Esplanade. It's the least photogenic of all Australia's cities so far, but still, I could see myself growing to like it more purely for it's small size and immediate familiarity. I had thought I'd seen little of Perth but the inside of embassies and banks, but somehow I have still managed to cover all the main roads we covered in the walking tour, so no where was a surprise.
I booked onto a South-west tour for thursday and did a few more chores and finally feel like I have finished up all my admin and maybe my luck is turning again. I'm back on holiday! Woo! I'm still waiting for my passport/visa and financial issues to be resolved, but I have completed all the necessary requirements now so it should just be a waiting game now.