This is a quick hello and introduction from our newest housesit here in Perth, Western Australia. During our previous trip to Australia we never made it to Perth or any of WA. So the next three months are checking a big box for us as far as destinations go.
Our first house sit here has us in the City of Armadale on the SE corner of Perth. Our next two sits take us to two seperate areas as well, so we are looking forward to getting an excellent feel for the city and area. We have managed a couple of day trips into Perth utilizing the local transit system and getting our feel for the CBD.
We wandered through the Botanic Gardens which are very well organized and diverse in what they offer. The City of Perth appears to have embraced the fact that its history is tied to the incredible mineral wealth and natural resources available in WA.
We took advantage of the free self guided walks to introduce us to the central core of Perth. The first walk we did was “Boom or Bust” which introduced us to some of the business history. It does not take long to grasp that gold was the trigger that allowed Perth to flourish. The tour guided us though the historic buildings in the core and ended at The Perth Mint. We coughed up the $19AUS per person to take in the tour of the Mint and it was well worth it.
We are looking forward to exploring more of the city and sharing it with everyone. It is a very interesting destination.