Just got back from a 5-6 week stint in perth, I was living in the northeast suburb of Embleton bout 15-20 mins out of cbd. Couldnt beleive how good the weather was for winter untill it turned and I almost got taken out by a tornado walking to the pool! <true story> LOL
What a busy, busy place! Definitely nothing like a big country town at all.. Very multicultural aswell, some times I had trouble finding australians, lots and lots of people from africa, uk, asia and just about every other country available!
Very choked up place, lots of traffic issues trying to get around.
No emergency stopping lanes, had to help push a few broken down cars onto nature strips.
Everything is more expensive than melbourne. Petrol is 20 cents dearer straight up, and Im talking equivalent from city to city. Prices of services and new goods, even food and beverages all dearer..
They dont call it the fastest growing city in Oz for nothing, and everyone is trying to cash in on the mining boom, lots of foreign workers being brought in on 457 visas on the cheap, high unemployment rate for aussies.
On a positive note: Does have pretty good night life though, sunday sessions are big over there, supermarkets arent open as late as they are in Vic... must be a perth thing.
Vegan food!! Had a ball eating out, found some good cheap places
> Tuart Hill P.A.W.S restaurant. They have great tasting food here and great value, I went here often. Im talking 6 bucks a tub which is cheap as dirt for high quality packed to the brim vegan food. Everything in store is vegan and P.A.W.S are a vegan organisation that also have a shop at 120 beaufort street, Perth, which has massive freezers stocked with heaps of frozen mockmeats of every variety, plus lots of other vegan related food aswell as takeaway, the store is a bit pricey but 10/10 for the tuart hill restaurant.
> Veggie Mama - awesome cafe with lots of vegan options, again just off beaufort street.
> Soul food cafe - awesome tofu burger, some good vegan options, on baufort street corner/william street
> Lotus - took my newly vegan sister here for her birthday. WOW, awesome place, great food, concept just like white lotus in melbourne but the owner toldd me white lotus got the idea from them.
> Many, many more places, too many to list.
Great guide to eating out - http://veganperth.org.au/eating-out/
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