As soon as Friday arrived, the atmosphere here changed. Everyone around was much more relaxed and jovial. The shops shut even earlier than usual!
There is a custom here where everyone parties and chills out on every weekend with drinks and other stuff. This was quite novel to my Indian senses, though I had heard of it of course.
I am a teetotaller a vegetarian. So when my classmates invited me to join them for a few drinks in the university campus I just went along with them out of curiosity. I wanted to see how things work here in Australia. I took a good look around the place called Tavern which is located inside the university. It’s really a good thing to see people so relaxed and happy on the weekends.
I left early from the place and had a nice walk in the rain on the way back home,
On the next day- Saturday, me and my colleagues decided that we had enough of studies and it was time for some sight- seeing.
We traveled to a beach called Cottlesloe Beach here in Perth.
It was the first time I traveled in a train here in Australia. The platforms here are extraordinarily clean and the trains are fast and smooth.
As soon as we arrived at the beach, I saw seagulls around. We don’t get to see seagulls in India so I was really happy to see them.
The beach is pristine and the clear water was amazingly blue and lots of wind blew all over. It was a breathtaking sight and I just couldn’t get enough of it!
We entered the water . It seemed cold at first but warm later. Even though we were sort of at the very edge of the coast inside the water, the waves were very strong! They carried us to and fro with them and we had to make a lot of effort so that we don’t get carried away into the waves & drown.
We spent a lot of time at the beach. Probably more than we had thought we would. I am totally a sea person, so I wasn’t complaining at all. The beach made me feel peaceful, stress free and happy, Just looking at the surroundings made me feel calm. A feeling I am sure you all must have experienced whenever you have gone on the beach!
After the beach, we decided to visit a place called Kings Park which is located in the centre of Perth. It is a 4.06 km park and is one of the world’s largest inner city parks and a popular destination here. We went by the back gate and had to climb quite a few steps to reach the park at the top. Quite a good exercise it was!
As soon as we reached the top the view from there was totally beyond words. The park overlooks the swan river which runs from within the city and also some amazing buildings and contructions of the city can be viewed from there. It’s totally cool!
|View from Kings Park|
We stayed there until it became dark so that we could view the lights. The view after it’s dark too is amazing and should be experienced if one visits Perth.
|view of perth city from kings park at night!|
There was a party going on in Kings Park in the evening and so we saw everyone arriving in huge limousines and hummer limousines. They all wore such pretty dresses and suits. It was the first time I I saw a hummer limo and so I was totally awestruck!
It was late by the time we all got back to our respective homes but it was a day well spent.
P.S. I had a margarita pizza yesterday which I ordered because it is vegetarian and it wasn’t that good to be honest. Couldn’t finish more than half of it.
I had some nice Thai food on Friday for dinner which I really enjoyed. Full of mushrooms, basil, brocolli and some other yummy stuff and sauce served with rice.
That’s all for now I guess..
Catch up with you all soon!
Dream. Imagine. Be Crazy. Be You,
Link to part 1 of this post: http://manasi23.blogspot.com.au/2014/11/australian-diaries-part-1.html