I haven’t let it sink in until today. I got myself a big plastic bag and started a deep clean in our apartment. I’m a major hoarder and wont list the things I found, but yeah, I have a problem…
On the 12th of November I will be leaving the beautiful country, that I have lived for almost 2 years.
I have travelled Highway 1 of Australia and visited every major city apart from Canberra.. (sorry Canberra). I have camped in the bush under the milkyway, ran out of gas in the outback, swam in numerous fresh/salt water lakes, waterfalls & hot springs.
After a month of the east coast then 3 months of farmwork and 2 months of holidaying around Bali, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore, myself and rhys found ourselves back in australia in the western capital city of Perth. Which is been our home for the past year. We did a 10 week stint from Perth to Perth in between said year but the majority of our time spent in Australia has been in this chilled out stunning city. As I said before we have been to every other major city like expensive Sydney and busy Melbourne and roasting hot Darwin. Perth for us just stole our little stone hearts, it was just right. And I will genuinely be heartbroken to leave.
Rhys asked me today what I would miss most about Perth and me being silly I said being able to walk about with no makeup on because no-one knows me. Which is true.. but not a viable answer to back up just how amazing Perth is.
I’ll genuinely miss the chilled out vibes Perth gives.
The clear blue skies with not one cloud in sight will never get boring.
Not feeling abligied to go out EVERY weekend because you want/need to save. Not to say theres no events every weekend in Perth, there is, but if you want to have an off night, it’s okay.
Christmas day on the beach. Enough said.
How easy it is to get around, good old transperth.
Rhys has a good one – the birds. We are obsessed with parakeet, lorikeets and kookaburras *ask google what sound does a kookaburra make and you will not be dissapointed*, the parrots and wait for it.. BLACK SWANS. In the UK a robin red breast is as good as it gets, but nah, Perth has bloody black swans.
If you live in Perth or even if you live in Australia what do you love the most and what would you miss if you left?
If I had the opportunity to stay in Australia I would take it without thought, but unfortunately right now it isn’t an option. Maybe I’ll go home and do a degree that’s on the skilled occupations list… Who knows. But for now, 4 weeks and counting I’ll be saying goodbye to this amazing city I’m proud to call my home away from home.