Our recent travel to Perth

Some of you might remember that we featured an article about Perth (Western Australia). This time we wanted to share our recent stay there. The paragraphs below is a summary of our travel diary during our 5 days stay there.

Perth, sometimes known as the most isolated city in the world, is also known to be a “boring city”. But from our very own experience it is everything but boring! You see, everyone’s definition of exciting is different. To me, being unique is somewhat exciting.

Day 1

After our long trip from London, we finally touched down at Perth international airport. It was winter time, so the temperature was relative cold.. though we’ve become accustomed to it (coming from London). After stepping out of the airport at around 2 pm, our very first impression of Perth was that of “fresh air”. Another first impression is that of “relaxed lifestyle”. Maybe it was because the airport was relatively quite, compared to where we came from! And we’re loving the trip already! We headed straight to our hotel in the city to freshen up. Took a quick nap and got ready for dinner.

Day 2

Waking up early at around 6 in the morning, we took the taxi to the Perth Zoo. On the way there, we asked the taxi driver about the normal stuff that driver and passenger talk about. Eg. how long he’s been working as a driver etc etc. From our conversation we found out that he previously worked for a skip bins hire company based south of the river. This bin hire company was very well known to the locals here. although he doesn’t work there full time anymore, he still help out whenever he can during the busy period. This lead into our early perception that the people of Perth is helpful and loyal. anyways, shout out to this skip bin hire company!

Our visit to the zoo was good. It was very memorable since it is the first time we have seen a koala up close and personal.

koala in perth

Day 3

After hearing a lot about how awesome the beaches are here in Perth, we planned our third day here visiting the west coast. We went to places called Trigg beach, Sorrento and City Beach. The view looking out to the horizon is amazing. Clean blue water and good enough waves to go surfing on. So if you are a keen surfer we highly recommend taking your surfboard here. We’ve also been told that there are better beaches to go surfing. But unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to explore them all!

Day 4

We pretty much spent the whole day walking around the city and Northbridge. It was an eye-opener to say the least! The city had a relaxed atmosphere and the we found the locals to be very friendly. We ate at several spots like the Pancake place at the Carillion. They had two buskers in the city hall playing the guitar and singing pop music.

Day 5

This is our final day before heading back. It felt like we only arrived yesterday. That is how quick the time has past. I guess we were having too much fun! Before flying out, we went and visited Fremantle and had lunch at Kailis; a very famous seafood eatery. In fact, asked anyone who has visited Perth and they would of most likely had visited this eatery.

Perth City: A local masterpiece

Perth City is a mixture of pleasant climate, vibrant colors, warmth neighborhoods and stunning beaches. Plus, it offers cultural hotspots, underground train line, and huge mining pit, alfresco dining, bar-bistros and relaxed urban vibe. Apparently, these components exist in harmony in Perth.

You can enjoy more sunny days than in other capitals of Australia. You can also get to explore their Kings Park which is the largest inner-city park in the world or visit the Rottnest Island where the quokkas are the main attraction. The Fremantle’s winding portside streets, their gallery precinct, and the museum also give tourists that historical feel.

The Best City to Live

According to the 2015 Global Liveability ranking of The Economist, Perth is one of the fastest growing cities across the globe. People are living a stress-free lifestyle while enjoying city perks. It’s like having an outdoor lifestyle with an easy commuting system. There are various inner-city developments like the Waterbank, Perth Arena, and the city skyline.

What most of us like about Perth is that everyone can have a balanced work and play because of the nearby beaches, waterways, bar scenes and green zones. So yeah, you can get the best of both worlds. They also have shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and cafes.

Food lovers and wine enthusiasts will surely enjoy the Elizabeth Quay where they can find places for a delicious dining experience. The Quay also offers activities such as sea plane rides, cruises and gondola rides. Now that sounds adventure to us!

Rich in Arts and Culture

Aside from getting a sun-kissed skin and salty hair, tourists are also after the rich tradition of Perth, and that is what the Perth Cultural Center has to give. To see an extensive collection of Aboriginal art, you can go to the Art Gallery of Western Australia or visit the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts to watch current exhibitions.

Since the city is in the midst of urban development, the villages such as the Leederville and Mount Lawley follows suit. They have edgy restaurants pubs, farmers market, multicultural food stores and clothing shops.

The New York Times branded Perth City as “hipster heaven” and is now considered as one of the most exceptional outdoor cities. The locals feel that they are the luckiest people on earth since they get the chance to enjoy the water while still living a cosmopolitan lifestyle.

Dubai: Dos and don’ts you need to remember

There are many things about Dubai that you need to know, when you are considering going on holiday. There are different feelings about Dubai. Some say that this is the best holiday destination that you can go to, while others are saying that, you should stay away. The truth is that if you know all the dos and don’ts about Dubai, then you will have a wonderful time. Here are a couple of things that you need to know about Dubai and what you should do and shouldn’t do.

Alcohol don’ts

This might come as a surprised, but there are many alcohol don’ts that you need to remember. This is one of the main reasons why so many tourists are getting into trouble in Dubai.

The first thing that you need to know, is that residents have a license to purchase and to use alcohol at home, and they need to prove their license before they can purchase any alcohol in shops. This is why you will not be able to purchase any alcohol in the shops of Dubai. You will only be able to drink any alcohol in restaurants that has a legit license. Drinking in public is forbidden. Even, if you are walking and not driving.

Do obey every rules on the road when you are driving yourself

When you have hired a car to drive in Dubai, the one thing that you should know is that you should obey all the rules of the road. They don’t tolerate any speeding, drinking or driving or skipping any stop signs. This can really get you into some serious trouble.

This is one of the reasons why most tourists are actually making use of a taxi than renting their own car. They don’t want to get into trouble with the law with obeying any road rules.

Don’t even consider doing drugs in Dubai

We know that most tourists don’t really do drugs, but if you are considering it, you should be really careful in doing drugs or carrying drugs on you in Dubai. Even, some prescription medicine in other countries isn’t allowed in Dubai, and you can get into some serious trouble if you are caught with illegal drugs in Dubai. Even, if you are a tourist.

You need to make sure that you are going to know if your prescription drugs that you are taking with you are going to be legal in Dubai. If you are using drugs, you need to reconsider going to Dubai or you should leave your drugs at home.

There are many dos and don’ts that you need to know and remember when you are going to Dubai. The last thing that you want is to get into trouble because you weren’t familiar with their rules and customs. This is the only way that you can have a great time in Dubai. This can be a great place to visit, but it can be hell if you don’t know their rules.