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Virgin Blue Stewardess: "Welcome to Perth, where the local time is two hours and ten years behind Sydney."

I met Don at a wedding in North Carolina a couple of years ago, and now he’s living in Perth, the capital of Western Australia. Visiting Don was a given since I was primarily in Australia to visit friends, plus I’ve always wanted to see the mystery behind one of the world’s most isolated cities.

I spent a week in and around Perth hanging out with Don and his friends. We were lucky to have unseasonably warm and sunny weather while I was there in early June, and when you put everything together, it felt like 1985 in suburban Los Angeles. Don showed me the sights, and when Saturday night rolled around, we joined the thousands of Perthites in the bars and clubs. My drink of choice? Redback.

Perth's skyline.Bar hopping in Northbridge.Don and the Indian Ocean.The Harbour next to the Little Creatures Brewery in Fremantle.

One Response to “Perth”

  1. apriha.com » Blog Archive » Sydney Says:

    […] groomsmen in his and Adrienne’s wedding. (This is the wedding where I met Don from Perth.) They got married in Adrienne’s homestate of North Carolina and before you could say […]

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