Settling In

I can't believe its almost been a week since I landed in Perth! Time really does fly by when you're having fun!

This week has been very interesting - moving  a new country and all.

Catch flights not feelings 2017

Bye mom and dad! One last Tim Hortons drink before I leave Canada.

My favourites:
The first few days in Australia I spent driving around with my host family getting a feel for the place. They took me to a few points of interest and gave me some pointers.

  • I really liked the Fremantle market and I plan on going back.
  •  Shopping on Hay st. / Murray st. - the two main pedestrian malls in Perth City. They have every store you can imagine, and so many unique places to eat! 

  • My host family invited me along to a BBQ with a few of their friends and I tried Pavlova for the first time. It's a meringue based dessert with fruit on the top and a crust on the bottom, yum!

  • I met up with a few other Au Pairs in Perth (Thanks, internet!). It was nice to meet likeminded people around the same age as me. We met at a bar called Ezra Pound in Northbridge. It's very hidden, but such a gem. The walkway to the entrance is a dark, sketchy alleyway but once you get in about 10 feet there's hanging lights illuminating the patio seating of the bar. The liquor selection is small but the atmosphere is hella cool.

  • The weather itself belongs on the "favourites" list for self explanatory reasons.
  • The beaches. (also self explanitory)
  • There's a cafe on every corner and the lattes are amazing!
  • My new favourite store: City Beach. It's heaven I swear. Everything they sell is #goals.  I went in for a hat and I came out 2 hours later with a bathing suit and a Pennyboard.
  • Public transportation is easy and straight forward.  
  • Getting up in the morning, the cool breeze and the fresh smell. I love waking up to the birds chirping (which sound totally different btw!) and the sun coming up. I've been a morning person for the last year or so but the change of scenery & vegetation that live here makes it so much more relaxing. 
  • Last but definitely not least: My au pair host family. So kind and accommodating! I really feel at home and the kids are great!

Cottesloe beach

Kings Park Lookout

Not my favourites:

  • The Jet lag was the worst! A 13 hour time difference takes a while to get used to, but I'm finally living in the right time zone #bless

  • A can of beer at the bar cost $13. Ouch.  

  • Vegemite. I don't even know how to describe it. I tried it 2 or 3 times now and it just gets worse haha. I'm glad I tried it just to say I did, but that shit nasty!!!!


Getting ready to go surfing as I'm writing this!
There's so much to do and so many places to explore! I'm still just as excited as I was on day 1.

Fremantle Ferris Wheel

My backyard

Hay st. Mall

Hay St. Mall

View of the West coast from Hale st.

City Beach

City Beach

City Beach

Rachel on the Ferris Wheel

Stella with her friends guinea pig

Nanny life!!

Random aunty on the beach who wanted me to take her picture, She was visiting her nephew who moved here from China 2 years ago. They both love it here as well :)



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