Thursday, January 5, 2012

Arriving in Australia

After traveling for over 36 hours, we finally arrived in Perth, Western Australia. We left our house at 7 AM on Monday morning and Arrived at Perth airport on Wednesday morning 7:30 AM. We actually flew on 3 planes for 27 hours. Perth is far away!! But I must say, the trip was not at hectic or grueling as I expected and I thank American Eagle and Cathay Pacific Airlines for that. Part of One World Air, they made the trip seamless. We checked our bags straight through from Philadelphia to Perth and they arrived with us. We also made all the flights which took off on time. The seats had leg room and the service was exceptionally friendly and considererate. We ordered kosher food on all flights and got it. I cannot tell you howe many times we haven't received it when we've ordered it. There were many movies to choose from for in-flight entertainemnt so I got to see several movies and read a book and a half!

Perth, Australia's sunniest capital, is a great town of over a million people in Western Australia. It boasts one of the largests inner city parks in the world and has 19 beaches in the metropolian area. When we got off the plane it was a lovely summer day and the expected temerature was 90!!

The Mercure Hotel is located in the heart of the city, walking distance to the Hay and Murray Street Malls, The Art Gallert of Perth, The Western Australia Museum,State Library, and several other major attractions. On the first day, we went to the Art Gallery and the musueum.I have somephotos but cannot upload them from this computer. I will do so at a later date becasue the work was outstanding and I want to share it with you!!

The next days we visited beaches which were glorious- clean water, great surf. Many kite surfers. I also have pictures to share later.

Australia is amazing!!


  1. Great to hear from you, Linda. In the last few years I have heard and read so many accounts re the unpleasantness of air travel, I had figured overseas adventures were behind me, so it's refreshing to hear how well your flights went. It's also fun to hear your description of Perth as my only images are from Bill Bryson's "In a Sunburned Country"--wonderfully informative but full of hilarious mishaps. I am looking forward to more posts as well as your photos. Have a wonderful sojourn.

  2. Wow! So great to hear that your trip went smoothly and so great to hear from you! It makes you seem so much closer! I can't wait to see all the pictures! Keep blogging... Sounds beautiful!


  3. So glad to hear from you...Seems like you are around the corner. Saw de Kooning today...have a brand new appreciation of him...Cant wait to see all of your pictures and share your journey with you...
    Love Ya, Sandi

  4. So happy to hear that everything went smooth. That's a lot of traveling! Can't wait to see pictures...