Eight Things We Loved About Perth:
We opted to stay in the Fremantle neighborhood, just south of Perth. It's a cute, quiet area with a harbor, quirky shops and great restaurants.
2. Little Creatures Brewery
One of the most well known breweries in Australia, Little Creatures is located on the water in Freemantle. We ate dinner here on our first night in WA (West Australia) and couldn't resist going back once more for the FREE beer tasting.
3. Sunday funday with friends
We met Lucy and Jaidan on the Anaconda III, a sailboat that we took around the Whitsunday Islands. They live in Perth, so while we were in town we all met up at Beach Bar in Scarborough for some beers and travel talk. Those two have been all over the world, and they always have great tips to share.
4. Perth skyline at night
Perth isn't a huge city, but it does have an impressive skyline from the right angle. South Perth Park is across the river from the downtown area. After the sun has gone down, as the sky darkens, the city lights begin to reflect on the rippling river. It's a beautiful effect that we were lucky enough to capture on camera!
5. Sleeping in a real bed again
We stayed with a cool couple (via Airbnb) whose guest room had a very comfortable bed. Then again, it could have been that we'd spent the past 12 nights sleeping in the back of a van...
6. Sayers Sister
Oh, hello, brunch. It's good to see you again, my old friend. Another great recommendation from Lucy! (It ALWAYS pays to know a local.) We enjoyed one of the fanciest, tastiest meals of all our time in Australia. I realized as we sat there that it was probably the first time we'd indulged in a proper brunch since we left the States.
7. Meat pies!
This was a favorite throughout Australia, but the pies in Perth were extra special because we knew they'd be our last for a while. (This was more of Grace's favorite than Mike's... he's over the pies.)
To be fair, the above is all that we did in Perth. And three of the eight are meals. We know it’s a big city, and there’s a lot more to see. But, we’ll have to see it next time, because...
8. Perth Airport
Not only is it a very nice airport with some of the fastest unlimited wifi we found in Australia, it's only a four hour direct flight away from BALI!
We're on our way!