Today the real adventure begins.
Well we have arrived! Safe and sound. Although I must say there is nothing like stepping out of an airport into a foreign country to remind you of your vulnerablity. Continue reading “Hurrying through Hanoi”
Now in Changi Airport and these Singaporians sure know how to do airports.
Enjoying the day bed for an hour before the next flight to Hanoi. Dimmed lighting, some quite piano music piped through the ‘oasis’ lounge and free superfast internet.
Lots of camera gear for what looks like good prices too. Could be tempting on the way back.
It’s currently 1:00am as we wait to board our flight from Perth to Vietnam via Singapore. Nothing else to report – Tam biet (goodbye).
Fremantle prison is well known for its long history as a convict prison but this evening I will recount the tale of one of its more recent inmates. A clever young man by the name of Brenden Abbott, but also know as the ‘postcard bandit’ as dubbed by the WA police media unit. Continue reading “Over the wall”
We contemplated a trip to Rottnest Island today but decided to save that for a future visit to Perth when the weather is a bit warmer and more suitable for swimming. Still wanting to board a boat, we instead took a return trip to Perth and back aboard the James Stirling. Continue reading “The Swan”
This is the story of Batavia, a dutch ship that sunk off the coast of Western Australia stranding hundreds of survivors in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Continue reading “Mutiny, murder and mayhem!”
This morning we said farewell to Stuart and his family and boarded a train from Clarkson, the furthest station north of Perth, to Fremantle. A pleasant enough ride and quite cheap considering the distance covered. We changed trains in Perth but didn’t see anything other than the station so will have to go back sometime this weekend to explore there.