TRAVEL // Perth, Australia Pt. 2

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Hello!
It's absolutely crazy how long it takes to edit 1000 photos. I have never had to edit this many in one go before in my life. I usually do it as I go along but not this time! I think this is a mistake I will never make again - that's for sure! Anyway, the second half of my trip to Perth involved lots more beach, paddle boarding down Swan River (ha! You're not seeing that!) and seeing the city. I think it may be one of my favourites. It's so new and clean with lots and lots of water. How can you say no to that? 



So, after a morning of paddle boarding (can I get an ouch!) I spent the afternoon in Fremantle. I'll be honest, I only went for the market which was crazy expensive! I expected a little more, but it was worth a see just for the mural outside. I did seem to notice a lot of art and graffiti pretty much everywhere. It ranged from bored school kids to works of art and is totally not a thing in the UK. Can you even buy spray cans anymore in the UK? Can someone confirm this for me? I'm being serious right now.

Anyway, Fremantle is quite a nice - although dated - town. I love the iron clad buildings and vibe the place. One shop I popped into was full of pop-up stalls and art (aka stacked chairs) which I became a little obsessed with. I did the whole 'it says so little and so much at the same time' which caused my parents to walk away in protest of my cliche. 


If there is one thing that the Australians do well, other than beaches, it is healthy food. I don't think I found a restaurant (we're not talking Maccas right now) that sold anything unhealthy. Even the unhealthier options were covered in vegetables to give them a bit of goodness. It was a little bit of a shock to have onion put on basically everything but - hey! - you've got to live the lifestyle right?



On my final day I managed to make my way into the city. First stop was the Botanical Gardens for the open top tourist bus. It wasn't the cheapest tour and I could have taken advantage of it more, but it was a nice way to see as much of the city as possible. If you intend on spending a couple of days actually in the city, that bus is probably worth it. For a single day, not so much. I went on the bus once and then gave up and parked closer to the shops. 

The park is absolutely beautiful with stunning views of the city. It's full of tourists and locals alike because the views are that good. There is plenty to see, including a tree-top walk and I'd suggest wearing trainers to make the most of it. I wish I could have spent more time in the gardens but at least there's always next time!


After a late lunch in Perth's only British pub (it had to be done) which had carpet that complimented my skirt perfectly, I managed to find little London. It was the most adorable little shopping centre full of Tudor style buildings, boutiques and souvenir shops. I was only looking for Typo and stumbled across this beaut. There's nothing like a happy accident. 


So, this was a very quick overview on my last couple of days in Perth! If I learned anything from this trip, it is that I need to go again. I want to spend more time in the city, on the beach and visit Rottnest Island whilst I'm at it. There's just so much to do but I had a lot of other places to see. I think it's pretty obvious that I'd go again (sooner rather than later!)

Have you ever been to Perth? Where would you suggest going? Let me know!

21 comments :

  1. Pretty sure you can still get spray cans! At least I've seen them in B&Q?

    And it looks like such a pretty place - one part of Australia I'd visit I think!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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    1. Ah, that's good to know - thank you! I had seen spray cans that were stone effect and that sort of thing but not normal neon colours haha. And you really should visit Perth. It's beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful photos, it looks like you had an amazing time. I'm really enjoying seeing your photos and updates from Australia That beach looks beautiful, the colour of the water looks so fresh and inviting.

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    1. Thank you so much! Well if you're enjoying it there are plenty more to come! I wish I had spent more time in that water.

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  3. Oh wow, Perth looks absolutely amazing! I'd love to visit Fremantle and King's Botanical Garden. They look gorgeous <3

    xx Bash | H E Y   B A S H | bloglovin'

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    1. They really are - I bet you'd love it!

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  4. I've loved seeing all the photographs from your trip, they'll all so beautiful! x
    fashionismyfirstlanguage.blogspot.ie

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    1. Thank you so much! There are plenty more to come, don't you worry!

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  5. I always feel like catching the next plane when I read your travel posts! Perth looks so inspiring - can't believe how many different elements there are to just one place. Lovely post as usual :)
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings
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    1. Thank you! Whenever I'm writing them I just want to be back on a plane. Why can't I go on holiday every month?!

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  6. It looks ike you had a great time. I've never visited Australia but Perth looks wonderful and your pictures are just incredible.

    Cristina xo // My Cup of Tea

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    1. Perth is definitely worth a visit. Flights from the UK are generally quite cheap too (what a bonus!)

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  7. It sounds like you had a great time there, little London sounds lovely :)

    Carolyn x
    Carolyn’s Simple Life

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    1. I did! It was an adorable little street to find. Even if nowhere else felt Christmassy, that street did.

      :)

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  8. Thank you so much for this wonderful suggestion but I seriously enjoy being at best locations like this. Can you help me dear as I need suggestions about best Los Angeles venues. I will be waiting for your reply.

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    1. No worries! By venues do you mean hotels or places to visit? Hotel-wise: I've only been to the Stay on Main hostel in Downtown LA (which is relatively reasonably priced) but I'd recommend paying more and just staying on the beach (e.g. Redondo beach - cheaper than Santa Monica and Venice for sure). For things to do, I'd check my posts from LA by clicking on the travel tab at the top and scrolling back to May-August last year.

      Hope that helps!

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  9. These photos are beautiful! I must say you have a fine eye for detail (the macaroon pictures looks so delicious too)
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    Garland Girl

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    1. Thank you so much - that's really kind!

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  10. Crazy thinking it is Christmas but you wear summer clothes! Perth looks beautiful, never thought it would look like that for some reason! x

    Tamz | http://www.thoughneweyesx.com

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    1. It was strange - all I wanted to do was wear a Christmas jumper!

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  11. You did an amazing job with these photos, they are beautiful and I loved browsing through. I would love to visit Perth, definitely on my travel list x

    Beauty with charm

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Thank you so much for commenting! I appreciate every single one of them and will get back to them as soon as I can :)