As always my first few days back in Australia have been pretty awesome to say the least. I landed early Saturday morning (2am!) after a 24+ hour flight and zero sleep, and headed to the beautiful and glamorous Fraser Suites in the city (review here). The huge bed, clean sheets, and shower, as well as having my own space was very much appreciated after such a long flight. I slept soundly and then woke up to a welcome message from my best friend.
I called her at her work and pretended to be a customer, but she quickly saw through my accent/voice and screamed down the phone at me! After getting sorted and showered I checked out of the hotel and walked down the road to pick up my hire car. It was only when I was driving through the city that I finally relaxed fully, and the biggest smile crept across my face as I realized I have two whole weeks in this beautiful city of mine to enjoy and relax.
I was driving towards the coast and was about to drive straight past the entrance to King's Park when I thought, 'why am I driving past the park!?'. It offers the best views over the City of Perth, and I wanted to see that view ^^
After wandering around the park and seeing some Navy officers laying flowers at the memorial, I drove over to Rach's house. We chilled out and caught up, doing the usual happy giggly 'Omg I've missed you so much!' and then we went to Scarborough Beach to go for food at Grill'd. It's my favourite burger joint in Perth, which I told y'all about a coupla years ago when I was over.
The burger was amazing as always, and I tried the sweet potato chips, which were a little unusual, but pretty good! Rach is completely on-board with this whole vlogging thing, so we had awesome fun making videos and just having a laugh with it. Then after dinner we went down to the beach to see the sun start to dip.
I dropped Rach home and drove over to Cait's to get changed and ready to go out. Yes. I was back less than 24 hours and they were already dragging me out clubbing. Rach couldn't come as she had study to do for uni, but Cait and the others were intent on helping me get completely drunk to welcome me back to Perth in true Aussie style.
I was only gonna have one drink, then we got to the Norfolk in Freo and I had a couple more. Then we went to my favourite, The Newport, the first very club I ever went to when I was underage and had a fake ID. Before I knew it we were queuing up for Metros, and despite it's usual reputation of being really shit, we had an awesome time! I love the photos below purely for our drunken faces. My drunken pout is on point.
I woke up the next morning with bruises and a bleeding cut on my leg, and makeup all over my face. So classy. Welcome back to Australia I guess! And ya know what? It feels damn good to be back.
Naturally Sunday was a complete write-off, so we headed to Gustav's in Mosman Park for a delicious hangover breakfast. Can we please just take a moment to appreciate the poached eggs and avo on toast, and the iced chocolate?
Sunday was a chill out day, then in the evening Cait, Rach, Jack, and I thought we'd check out the Noodle Night Market in the City as part of Eat Drink Perth, but found it quite disappointing. The food was pretty good, but very overpriced for the portion sizes and super busy! The queues were huge, so after testing some of the savoury dishes out we bailed and went to our old haunt - Baskin Robbins. It was good.
Yesterday was spent brunching at the amazing Cookie Dough (review soon, sorry!), and then shopping. It was a good day. The past few days have been a mix of crazy busy and super relaxed, but it's so so great to be back, and I can't wipe the smile off my face. I'm even more excited that my brother flies out on Thursday to join me!
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