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Finally visited Perth!

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Well, after being here for 3 and a half weeks, I finally made it into the city! Karl and Kat (two of our non-exchange friends) showed us around a bit, which was really cool of them. First we just walked around a little, and there were some really pretty green areas with awesome huge trees.

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Then we walked to the bell tower, which is a touristy kind of thing to do. You can climb to the top to get a nice view, but we didn’t want to pay, so we just took a picture outside.

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Then we walked through this cool little shopping alley that I believe was built to look like somewhere in England, and we emerged into the main shopping area in Perth CBD.

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We were all pretty hungry (I was VERY hungry), so we decided to go to a food court and get lunch. I got some Creamy Thai Chicken soup, which sounded really good, but it ended up having almost no chicken in it, so I basically drank chicken-flavored liquid for lunch. It was yummy, but not very satisfying. Also, this conversation happened.

Me: “I’m so sad, there’s hardly any chicken in here!” *takes another bite* “Yeah, the liquid-to-solid ratio is just not working for me.”

Friends: *staring*

Me: “What, is that not a normal thing to say?”

Friends: (laughing) “No.”

Me: “Oh.”

After eating, we walked around Northbridge, which is the area a bit outside of Perth CBD where all the nightlife is. We stopped in an arcade, where Karl played many (many) rounds of arcade basketball. He also swiped the rest of us in so we could play a couple rounds, which was really nice of him! Arcades aren’t cheap.

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Now I really don’t want this to sound negative, because I love being here and I’m really glad I chose to come to Perth, but…there really isn’t too much to see in Perth itself. Of course, it doesn’t help that Perth is under construction at the moment! There’s really construction everywhere, and I think it’ll be amazing once it’s done, but for now, it’s a bit underwhelming. That said, I haven’t been to King’s Park and the botanical gardens yet, which I’m sure will be beautiful!

Also, I didn’t see very many pigeons in Perth, which made me sad. Pigeons are one of my favorite things about cities.

BUT, there were TWO water fountains in Perth. Two. I don’t think there’s a single water fountain in Sydney, so Perth definitely wins in that regard.

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After we got back, a bunch of us played volleyball and tossed a football behind the rec center, which was fun. And at some point, Karl taught me how to play Fast Car on guitar, but I don’t think that was yesterday. I’m still really sad I can’t rent a guitar while I’m here, because I just want to practice all the time. I also should’ve brought my piano music with me.

 

5 Thoughts on “Finally visited Perth!

  1. Anne luck on August 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm said:

    Maybe someone will lend you a guitar AND some great piano music!
    That will give you something to do when you’re not taking slo-mo water photos. Dad and I tried that today. Yours were much better 😉
    Thanks for the cool photo of the English street!

  2. karen on August 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm said:

    Looks like fun and your pic’s are always neat..

  3. What, they don’t know the “ratio” comments?? This is fundamental people! Good thing you’re there to spread the word :)

  4. “Pigeons are one of my favorite things about cities.” I can’t wait for you to drop that one on the city-dwelling folk and watch their jaws drop :)

    • I can never understand why people hate pigeons and seagulls so much. Beaches and cities would be way less entertaining without them. I was watching a seagull cross the street earlier while I waited for a bus, and it was the funniest thing I’d seen all day.

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