Perhaps instead of continually trying to be witty and hilarious I could take this opportunity to share with you activities which occurred in Perth whilst ending on a corny cliché? Strap in boys.
The Tinder Menace
Upon arrival on the mystical west coast I decided to reactive my account on Tinder to see what the people on the other side of the country had to ofter. This promptly lead to being contacted via my Instagram by someone I’d never seen before in my life. Normally this sort of message I would outright ignore but today I was feeling generous so I gave this person the time of day.
And thank god I did, here are some highlights:
Attack Of The Dogs
If anyone in Queensland asked me which beach they could take their dog to I’d probably reply with “I dunno maybe Sandgate?” But if anyone in Perth asked I’d say “PEASHOLM DOG BEACH!” in an over-excited voice as I think back to the beautiful morning I spent surrounded by so many furry fellas of all types of breeds.
Revenge of the Heat
So began the “low intensity” (yeah right B.O.M.) heat wave of Perth in 2017, reaching a scorching 37 degrees. With very little humidity in the air, all I could feel while roaming the streets of various suburbs I’ve already forgot the name of was the rays of the hot sun crisping upon my skin. And you know what they say! When things are getting too hot, write some steamy Fan Fiction. This one I’m willing to share upon request but will let you know it involves Rihanna and Sting.
A New App
With temperature reaching 40 degrees on Tuesday, waiting for buses and trains whilst making the way into Perth’s epicentre was on strenuous task. However, the mood was lightened as I paid a mere $1.20 to catch the bus 1 zone. Yes. $1.20. I hope someone from Translink is reading this so they can know that I’m angry. Did I mention this was a paper ticket? Anyways, apart from the very reasonably priced public transport, the other highlight of the day included an app called “Charade” which is somewhere between the classic Charade’s and Celebrity Heads depending which category you pick. Literally hours of fun, because there is no exaggeration to the fact that I spent hours playing this game with my friend. Other highlights from this day involve a shop called Cheep which sells pretty much my dream wardrobe with nothing over $15 being the place I found this beauty:
The Heatwave Strikes Back
The final day spent in W.A. was easily the hottest, reaching a high of 43 degrees, making it almost impossible to leave the house. However my inner hipster trash felt it would be wrong not to take the opportunity to explore one last small cafe and have one last smashed avocado dish before heading home. In a suburb called Leederville (which I am now dubbing the ‘007 of Perth based off the postcode) the choice of hipster cafe’s was endless, eventually finding a little cafe on the corner called Pixels. And they did not disappoint. The rest of the afternoon was spent exploring little boutiques – most of which were well out of my poor uni student price range – before heading home one last time before the trip to the airport.
Return of The Liana
Fortunately enough, my return home was far more pleasant then my venture to Perth. Being able to sit in the seat I’d booked and even having a spare seat between myself and the next passenger made for optimal spreading out on the 5 hour embarkment. Despite a delayed take off (which I am convinced is because someone was trying to smuggle a dragon onto the airplane), a smaller aircraft than the first trip, and the fact that this entertainment system did not have my current Netflix show of choice even though the first plane did, the voyage was as pleasurable as a flight in economy class can be.
And as promised, a cliché to end this post:
What has venturing across the country has taught me? Based off the activities aforementioned, the ones that didn’t cost me any money, that didn’t really require going far, the simplest things like playing a silly app or writing a terrible piece of smut, were easily the highlights because of the company I kept.
Until next time, farewell W.A.!