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Hot Start to Perth’s 2011

Hot Start to Perth’s 2011 January 4, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
Happy New Year to all the Perth Local Flavor readers – from a hot and sticky Perth! After a fairly sweltering Christmas, the first few days of 2011 have all been close to or over the century mark, so most Perth people have been sticking near a swimming pool, taking a dip at the beach, hitting the...

Planning 24 Hours in Perth for My Visitor

Planning 24 Hours in Perth for My Visitor November 26, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
I’m excited – I’ve got a friend coming to visit Perth on the weekend. The only downside is she’s only going to be here from 9am Saturday until 9am Sunday – a real 24-hour whirlwind trip. So I’ve been giving some thought to how I’ll show her the best of Perth...

What’s a Bargain Holiday Souvenir in Perth?

What’s a Bargain Holiday Souvenir in Perth? November 24, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
When you travel down to Australia, half your friends will probably ask you to bring them back a kangaroo. The other half want a koala. But if animals aren’t quite the souvenirs you have in mind, read on. There are a whole heap of both useful and useless souvenirs on offer in Perth – and you...

Warming Up in Perth: Summer Ahoy!

Warming Up in Perth: Summer Ahoy! November 4, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Summer is definitely on the way in Perth: yesterday we very nearly reached what you Fahrenheit people call the century mark, making it to 99 degrees F (what we call 37 degrees Celsius). Whatever you call it, it’s really hot, and unless you’re smart like this kangaroo (pictured at Caversham...

Stuck in Perth International Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy It!

November 1, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re stranded in Perth International Airport, first of all you’re pretty unlucky. With Perth being the most isolated city on earth, most people start or end their journey here, but if you have been touring or are headed for the far reaches of Western Australia, and your connecting flight...

In Perth We Ask for the Toilet, Not the Bathroom!

October 28, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Sometimes one of the trickiest parts of traveling can be finding the right place when you, you know, need to go! Luckily, in Perth, it’s usually not so tricky, but there are a few useful things to know: Most importantly, we are so bold as to call a toilet a toilet! In other words, if you ask...

How to Look Like A Local in Perth: Just Be Casual!

How to Look Like A Local in Perth: Just Be Casual! October 20, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
So you’re visiting Perth as a tourist but you don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb? If you want to blend in with the crowd in Perth, it’s not too hard. Our warm, sunny climate means you’re never going to need a thick woolly coat or boots, and most of the year you’ll...

Bargaining On Your Perth Shopping Trips

Bargaining On Your Perth Shopping Trips September 6, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re shopping for souvenirs, food or perhaps some Australian fashion while you’re in Perth, can you do some haggling? A local might immediately respond “No,” but in fact there are more situations than you’d expect where a bit of bargaining is possible. In general, what...

Catching a Bus, Train or Ferry in Perth: A Guide for Visitors

Catching a Bus, Train or Ferry in Perth: A Guide for Visitors August 18, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you plan to catch public transport on your trip to Perth, then this post has the information and tips you need to get around smoothly. And if it doesn’t have everything you need to know, just ask me a question in the comments and I’ll answer it! Basically, the entire public transport system...

Take a Bus in Perth Instead of Parking Your Car

Take a Bus in Perth Instead of Parking Your Car August 11, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Apparently I told a bit of a lie in my blog post last month on avoiding parking tickets in Perth. I didn’t mean to – I said that costs for parking your car in Perth are “not too outrageous”, and I thought it was true, but now an international survey has found that Perth parking...
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