Western Australia (Part 2) – The City, Transport and Festival

I traveled via Malaysia Airlines using my accumulated enrich miles point (it was also a promotional period that month) and landed at Perth on 19th Feb 2015. After all the hassles at the airport, I began my first easygoing exploration of food, stay, and activity on 20th Feb in Perth Central Business District (CBD). The weather was great – sunny, but still breezy. Initially, I had pre-booked a stay at Murdoch University Village, but decided to change to Sullivans Hotel at the very last minute due to its central location that makes it easier to commute to multiple places and closer to the writer’s workshop that I’m going. I arrived in Australia for the very first time with no plans, no special itinerary or whatsoever. Everything happened on the fly.

I met with several travel buddies at random, but most of the time I was all by myself. It’s a safe bet to say that Perth, or Australia in general, is a safe place to travel alone; everyone were very friendly and you wouldn’t face any difficulties especially on the language barrier – their native language is English, and every signboards were written in English. One thing that I love is the accent – it may seemed hard to understand Australian’s accent at first (more like a UK accent), but it wasn’t a problem for me after a couple of conversation with the locals.

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