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Australia – Perth

Perfect weather, pristine beaches & great friends and family – No wonder we are coming back here in the end

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Even before we had booked our tickets to leave the UK, we had one important date to factor in - getting back into Perth in time for Leigh and Carley’s wedding. We also had the minor tasks of sorting out visa’s for our upcoming destinations. Plus there was the added bonus of having a pit stop after 7 months of being on the road

After a couple of days relaxing with our families and getting some last minute clothes we met in the beautiful Jobe Dobman Park right by the Swan River in Mosman Park. It was forecast to be a scorcher of a day at 38 degrees, but the shade of the trees and early sea breeze meant that it was just right. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception in Mosman´s restaurant was amazing sat right over the water. The great thing about being back in Perth for the wedding was that we got to catch up with a lot of other friends who had travelled in for the big day too. Much dancing and good times continued into the night. We had a relaxing day in the pool at Leigh’s parents place the following day to escape the high 30’s heat of the day.


We managed to fit in a few trips down to the beach, watch the sun set from the hills, play some rounds of golf and relax a little while we were staying all over the city with different friends.

One of the many deadly little critters that we share Perth with

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After doing our first ever surfing lessons back in Peru, i figured that i had missed out on 30 yrs of surfing potential having grown up in Perth and not ever surfed here. A couple of visits and successful sessions and I think that a surf board is now on the shopping list when we get home.

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Our friend Ramaona organised a night of indoor rock climbing too which we happily went along for. It was good to be doing some cool things to remind us of what we can do when we get back later in the year.


We ended up being incredibly busy in our 2 and a half weeks back in town with lots of dinners and catchups that we organised. Somehow in between all of that we got our China visa’s organised and a new passport for Tanya. All in all a successful couple of weeks that gave us plenty to remind us why we will be happily calling Perth home again.

Daniel – Perth has changed so much in the 6 years that we have been away, but having this little holiday taster was just what we needed to remind us that we have so many great friends and family here to help us settle back in when we resume having normal lives again in 5 months time. Glad we were back in time for the wedding, wouldn’t have missed it for the world though!

Tanya –. It really was a great place to have a holiday from our holiday. We had a great time being tourists in our hometown. I’ve happily called Cleethorpes home for the last 6 years but I am excited to be returning to Perth to live. Leigh and Carley put of a great wedding, we met lots of babies/children that have sprung up since we left and its just been great spending quality time with friends and family!

Posted by dbgomes 07:08 Archived in Australia Tagged australia round_the_world

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