Maps and Satellite Navigation
Maps of Western Australia are provided free in the airports and other major hotels. However, if you want a hassle-free trip of getting to your location, rent a Satnav or a better alternative, buy one from your home country.
It's cheaper to buy your own set (Rental is about AUD20/day) as you can still use it back in your own home country. Lovely, lovely drive.
That'll be the Spegattis...
That'll be the Spegattis Resturant in Northbridge. Great service, great food. There's a really cool guy who works there, I'll never forget him heehee
Oh yeah and the candellight tour in Fremantle Prison, it's so fun The Aussies of course, they're the friendliest buncha people!!
The Black Swan, WA's Heraldic Animal
The black swan has been chosen as the heraldic symbol of Western Australia. It is depicted in the crest and on the flag of the state.
Perth is full of black swans. Live ones can be observed on the banks of Swan River. As symbol and ornament, the birds can be found in many places. I spotted these lanterns around the train station.
A cave nearby margaret River Actually, this cave did not leave any impression during this trip.
And I also did not understand guider's English. Only understand one sentense which is " Do not touch anything":)
Dog in a Ute
A Ute (pronounced YOOT) the Aussie name for a ‘pickup’ is one of the great Aussie rural icons. Ute’s come in all shapes and sizes from the knackered old museum pieces to modern sporty versions with lowered suspension, low profile tyres etc.
In recent times, a new event has developed called “Dog in a Ute”. The idea is that as many people turn up in their Utes with one or more dogs in the back at a pre-determined location. The whole thing is turning into a bit of competition between WA and Victoria with WA having recorded the highest number of dog carrying Utes in 2002 with a total of 1527 Utes.
Very bizarre, very Australian