I am suffering from post-holiday blues! Hopefully, as I write about the holiday, I get to re-live the holiday experience again.
Just like our previous holidays, this was a "free and easy" holiday. Quite a contradictory term since "free and easy" meant a lot of research and planning beforehand! I needed to book the accommodation and car rental, so I needed to know where to go, what are the attractions at a place, estimated time spent at a particular place, logistics etc etc.
Amidst the packed schedule (dealing with house renovation & move, a work trip to Singapore, super busy time at work), I managed to book 5 separate hotels, booked a car rental (looked at 6 companies before deciding!), finalised holiday plans, applied for Visa and then yayyyyyyy.........excitedly looked forward to the holiday!!!
Touched down at Perth International Airport around 12.30pm. By the time we arrived at the hotel, it was already close to 3pm. We were famished so we just walked in to a McDonalds near the hotel. Yikes, even McD was expensive after the RM 3.33 = AUD 1 conversion!!
Elyssa's first photo in Australia
Errr......mummy was so excited to be finally in Australia until cannot even take a proper photo. Ha ha
After our late lunch, we walked to Kings Park. I loved not sweating despite walking so much.
At Kings Park
Hubby on the grass
Love the scenery!
Love the scenery!
Elyssa and I with the Perth skyline behind us
I was thrilled when I saw this! But not quite spring yet so can't really see the flowers.
Posing with flowers & mummy's shawl
On our way back, we saw this huge stretched limo
There was a Hummer Limo too!
Almost 10 limos in total. What a grand reception
By the time we got back to the city centre, it was already dark and most of the shops were closed already. Aiyak.... what to eat? Pasta in the hotel - AUD 25+ for one person. Ouch! Chinese shop - AUD 13+ for one plate of fried rice. Ouch! In the end, we found an IGA supermarket and happily bought Korean instant noodles, milk, yoghurt and strawberries for dinner. (which turned out much cheaper) That was the start of our love affair of grocery shopping in Australia!
Had our dinner in the small hotel room. We stayed at Criterion Hotel for 3 nights. (AUD 115 per night, booked via Agoda).
Went to bed early that night as we were up since 5+am for our morning flight.
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