• 2020.10.02
  • Perth
There won’t be any traveling abroad this year unfortunately so I decided to visit a part of Australia I hadn’t visited yet: Western Australia.
I wish to tell you all about my trip but let me start with Perth where I started my journey and where I landed (yes, it is safe and possible to travel by plane now here wearing the face mask and all that).

Perth was built in 1839 when Western Australia was a lush expanse of unspoiled nature and the area, in fact, was inhabited only by ancient aboriginal tribes.
There used to be many mineral deposits in the area and, for this very reason, the British decided to build a small urban center and began exploring the area.
The mineral deposits turned out to be so rich in gold that they attracted a large number of emigrants so the city grew dramatically until it reached its present conformation.
Even today, the mining sector remains one of the strong points of the region's economy, but has been joined by other rapidly expanding sectors, such as tourism and agriculture.
Perth is one of the most isolated big cities in the world as the nearest town, Adelaide, is approximately 2,500 km away.
It is precisely this isolation that has made Perth maintain a good relationship between the livable and built space and the natural, wild and relaxing corners that surround it.
Known as Australia's sunniest capital, Perth has a Mediterranean climate: hot and dry in summer, cold and humid in winter.
This climate and its proximity to both the river and the ocean, give its 1,730,000 inhabitants a peaceful and peaceful environment.
One of the main characteristics of Perth is that its coasts are considered public lands, accessible to anyone.
In addition to the beauty of its coasts, the city is made unique by the charm of the Swan River, the river that flows through the city.
In the northern part of the river is Kings Park and the riverside neighborhoods of the golden age with their impressive houses; further down, however, towards the beaches are the newer districts that go on to the sea.
Perth's city center is a mix of tall skyscrapers and elegant colonial mansions. The economic center of Perth, the so-called CBD (Central Business District), consists of an exclusively pedestrian area full of shops and shopping centers. Hip King Street is known for its art and fashion; St George Terrace, the city's main thoroughfare, is famous for its palaces and sports centers.
St. George Terrace, as well as for the historic ruins of Perth during the English colonies, is famous for being the ideal place to enjoy healthy food and good wine.
The business and shopping center includes Hay Street Mall, Murray Street Mall and Forrest Pace.
Covered galleries and walkways run from Murray Street Mall to Hay Street Mall and St. George Terrace.
At the end of the center, a carousel of horses is topped with a copy of Big Ben, which chimes every fifteen minutes as St. George and the Dragon perform a fight at the end of St. George Terrace.
It’s worth visiting the Western Australia Museum, here you will see a 25 meter whale skeleton, a meteorite which weighs around eleven tons and the Megamouth shark: there are exhibits concerning the aboriginal peoples of the state, the origins of the universe; there are also galleries dedicated to dinosaurs, birds, butterflies, mammals in general and the marine world. In the museum complex there is also the Old Gaol, built in 1856 and used by the settlers of the Swan River until 1888.



  • Alberto Ferrando
  • Jobcivil engineer

Hello everyone! I’m originally from Italy and I moved to Sydney, Australia, in 2012 after getting a job as a civil engineer. I love walking my dog along the beach, surfing and taking photos. I used to have a travel blog because I’m passionate about traveling and I love writing about it too. Sydney is my home base now and I wish to share how amazing it is to live here. I love to spend time outdoors and I’m always well informed about local events because my girlfriend works in event management.

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