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Packing for Perth: What to Put in the Suitcase, What to Leave Out

Packing for Perth: What to Put in the Suitcase, What to Leave Out July 16, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Packing for your trip to Perth? You need my tips on what to pack and what to leave out if you’re spending your vacation in our sunny Western Australian capital. For many travelers, Perth may seem like the other side of the world but it’s really not such a strange place so packing isn’t...

How to avoid parking tickets in Perth

How to avoid parking tickets in Perth July 3, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
When I recently visited the Perth Zoo, I got a nasty surprise at the end of the day – a parking fine. It was a fair call though – in all the excitement of my baby boy’s first trip to the zoo, we’d completely forgotten to buy a ticket at all. But with this financial burden still...

Perth’s winter is another city’s summer

Perth’s winter is another city’s summer June 23, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Can I give you another really good reason to come to Perth – at any time of year? It’s simple, really: the weather. It’s not just that Perth is famous for being the sunniest of all Australian cities, with an average of 3,200 hours a year (I’ll save you from reaching for the calculator:...

iWalk City of Perth trails are highly recommended

iWalk City of Perth trails are highly recommended June 11, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
It’s not often that you find something for free that’s actually really, really good. And I can’t remember how I stumbled across the City of Perth’s iWalk Audio Trails, but I’m sure glad I did, and I want to recommend them to anyone visiting Perth. I’m not a huge fan...

Don’t mix up your Perths

Don’t mix up your Perths April 29, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
I was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, and so for me this city of Perth is the original one – but if you travel elsewhere in the world, you might meet another opinion. In particular, the arguably “original” city of Perth is in Scotland, although with a population of under...

Why tipping in Perth doesn’t need to be on your radar

Why tipping in Perth doesn’t need to be on your radar March 30, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
I’ve got a secret to share: I find tipping both scary and intimidating. And that’s because I’ve grown up in Perth, where, like the rest of Australia, tipping is something we rarely do. When I travel in countries where tipping is the done thing, I spend way too much time stressing over...

Budget flights into Perth

Budget flights into Perth March 25, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Gone are the days when a flight from the east coast of Australia into Perth – the most isolated city on earth – costs a week’s wages. Thankfully, we now have the benefit of a bunch of budget airlines to hop around Australia. If you’re taking a trip around Australia, these are...

Swim safe at Perth beaches

Swim safe at Perth beaches March 25, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
A quick tip for any visitors to Perth: please take care when you swim at our beautiful beaches. And I’m not talking about looking out for sharks, because they visit a lot more rarely than the media might have you think. What can get tricky on a Perth beach is the rips and tidal movements that might...

“Six Thousand” shows the hip side of Perth

“Six Thousand” shows the hip side of Perth March 24, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
“Six Thousand”? You might well ask how a blog about Perth gets a name like this, but it’s actually really logical. Perth’s zipcode – what we Aussies call a postcode – is 6000. Voila. Anyhow, Six Thousand is a very funky blog managed by people who live and love in Perth,...
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