SassyJan’s thinking of coming to Perth, and while coming up with accomodation ideas for her it got me thinking about my friends and family in Singapore and Malaysia, and in New South Wales. None of them would ever think of coming to Perth for a holiday. Usually it is *me* going to them in Sydney, KL, Penang, or Singapore. Why you all so like that ah?!
Me: Eh, come lah, let me pay.
Them: No lah, you are in my town, I pay. Next time I go to Perth, you can treat me.
Me: Yeah well you all always say that but when do you ever come to Perth?
I know what a lot of them think – Perth is such a small place and it’s dull. I don’t know. I would have thought that reading my blog would have dispelled that myth a long time ago. Yes it’s a small place but it has all the facilities of a city but at a lower price and a less hectic pace compared to the other major cities of Australia.
The food here is great though don’t expect truly authentic SE-Asian Food, good as they may be and always getting better. Anyhow you are in Australia, so you should really be trying out the great Italian, Greek, Lebanese and Vietnamese food! Not to mention the seafood, and traditional or “modern” Australian cuisine which is a fusion of everything. Don’t be like an American and go to a foreign country and head for the nearest BK or McD. 😉
Even though we have distinct shopping districts like Claremont, Subiaco, and the CBD, I know you wouldn’t come here to shop, so that I can forgive you. But you do come here to have fun, and with me around you can be guaranteed that. We’ve got great pubs (The Deen, The Cott, Queens Hotel, and Brass Monkey just to name a few), and clubs – a sample of the happenings in the Perth clubbing scene can be found here.
You like the beach? We got that too. You like wine? I can take you to Swan Valley. But if you like the countryside, then I’m sorry – you need another tour guide. I am a city person myself. 😛
Want more? Then check out the previous list that I wrote of things to do for visitors to Perth. It’s not just a sundry list of touristy things but also a glimpse into how Australians, and specifically Perthites live. Because I believe that a trip where you can live like a local, amongst the locals is the best trip ever – no matter where you go.
So really? Come to Perth!
Uwe R. Zimmer
ADDED September 30 12:13AM
And rats, how could I have forgotten Simone and her site – EnjoyPerth.net? 🙂
[tags]Australia, Western Australia, Perth, tourism[/tags]