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Jo & Rohan’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 08 Dec 2005

Location: Perth, Australia

MapArriving Down Under

An early start for us this morning as we left Singapore to make our way to Australia. We landed in Perth mid-afternoon and caught a shuttle bus to our accomodation. From the moment we left the airport we could see what a beautiful city this really was, shame that we couldn't say the same about our hostel 'Madcats'! The owners were very friendly but the place was very run down. We happended to bump into a couple (Clare & Luke) who were staying at the same bungalows as us in Koh Samui (small world hey!). Whilst here we took the ferry across to Rottnest Island. The island has no cars so we hired bikes to cycle round the island. We saw many wonderful lakes, beaches aswell as spotting the local inhabitant, the 'Quokka'. We also booked a day trip to the Pinnacles. Along the way we stopped off at a Koala & Kangaroo sanctuary and also some sand dunes where we tried our hand at sand boarding, this was great fun although very tiring having to walk back up the dunes! Most of the other days spent here were either at the beach (Cottesloe) or wondering around the city.