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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Western Australia Holiday - Day 1

Day 1

We booked our Perth holiday 4 months before actual departure. After many many "Are we going Australia yet???  Why so long??? Is it time yet??" questions from the girls (ok, mainly Erin since she doesn't quite get the concept of months yet) we were all super happy when it was really time for Day 1. Yippeee!

All excited at KLIA !
MIL joined us for this holiday too 

Departed on a hazy Friday
It was a really tiring week for me. I flew to Bangkok on a business trip early Mon morning and then flew back late Tues evening. Thankfully it was a public holiday on Weds. Then took an early morning flight on Thurs for my first interview session at 9am in Singapore. Did 4 rounds of interview + lunch session then took the 7pm flight home. Gosh, I felt so drained!  
We booked the taxi for 5.30am on Friday. I wasn't fully done with my packing and had initially planned to finish packing on Thursday evening. But was so exhausted after reaching home that I decided to just go to sleep and set my alarm to go off at 4am. 
So Friday morning was a blur of last minute packing and getting the girls ready! 

The flight itself was ok. Girls were happy they got to watch Hi-5. I was exhausted but just couldn't fall asleep.  Grr!  Just like our Adelaide trip, I reached Aussie in a zombified state. Sigh.

Got ourselves a SIM card at the Perth airport 
Only AUD$ 2 a day for 500GB data and free local calls !  

Traffic from Perth airport to Mandurah was unexpectedly bad.  Stuck in traffic + whiney (tired girls) + exhausted mummy = not a good combination at all  :-(

Fish & Chips Dinner at Cicerello's, Mandurah 

After dinner, we headed straight to Busselton. We booked 7 nights at The Sebel Busselton, under our Marriott Vacation Club program.

We had a mini drama before we reached our apartment.  At 7.50pm, I made a call to the apartment receptionist, to just tell them that we were on our way. The guy calmly told us to retrieve our keys at the postbox just next to the apartment gates and gave us the combination password to the postbox. Just before ending the call, I asked what time do they normally close and he said 8pm.  OMG!  OMG!  If I had called just 15 minutes later, we would have been locked out!!!!! (we later discovered they already emailed the "pls call in advance if arrive after 8pm"  info to hubs but he missed the email).

An exhausted me + no place to stay that night ; now, that would have been an awful, awful combination!  OMG!

We did get a little lost finding the apartment. When we finally it and saw the postbox next to the gates, my heart was thumping when hubby tried the combination password. When it opened, we were both jumping up and down, grinning like little monkeys. Hehehe!

True to Marriott style (or in this case Accor apartments since we did a point swap), the apartment didn't disappoint us.

Pictures -

Dining and Kitchen Area

Master Bedroom 

Bathtub in Master Bathroom 

2nd Bedroom

Washing Machine and Dryer in the 2nd Bathroom 

3rd Bedroom up in the loft

Yipppee!  Loved the apartment.  Definitely would have been too expensive to stay without our points.

We quickly unloaded the car, settled down the girls and then ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz..........


Limitless Reader said...

It's hard to have any complaints about this place. It's easy to get a drink since they actually keep enough bartenders working at once, and you'll almost always find a place to sit. I love the vibe at Boston venues, the area, the people and the food at this place.

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