Ume in Perth

Posted March 18th, 2009 in Japan, Perth WA, Ume's Interests 4 Comments »

People get surprised when I tell them this, but I have never been outside of Western Australia.  I’ve been living in Australia for almost 6 years, but never been to Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast etc…  I originally love traveling, but I guess I haven’t had chance to go anywhere.  It’s surprising to me too actually, I really think I should explore outside of WA sometime soon!

More surprising thing is, I don’t even leave Perth Metropolitan area often.  Plus I’ve never been to popular tourist destinations even around WA such as Monkey MIa, Wave Rock, Ayres (Airs) Rock, Albany etc.  The places I’ve been since I came to Perth are Swan Valley, Rottnest Island, Margaret River, Pemberton, Busselton and Bunbury.  Wow..

So, I’m planning to travel somewhere this year if I can.  Does anyone have recommendation where I should go?  I’m thinking maybe Melbourne… or Gold Coast.  Melbourne, I have a friend over there and I can visit her.  Or go to Gold Coast and pretend like I’m an ordinal Japanese tourist who just flew from Kansai airport :p

By the way I’m actually going back to Japan around September (as I promised my grandma on my previous homecoming), so the trip within Australia might going to happen next year.  If I had a chance to fly to Japan I prefer it to anywhere else.  This time the Japan trip will be a different one as I’m planning traveling around Japan and stay at Ryokan (Japanese style hotel) with Onsen (natural hot spring)  (our pre-honeymoon :))  I can’t wait!  Traveling really eases my tension and stress.

(photo from lonelyplanet)

4 Comments on “Ume in Perth”

  1. 1 Iruma said at 8:57 pm on March 18th, 2009:

    Hi Ume,.. you should go to Cairns and stay in the area called Palm Cove Beach. Its really really lovely over there. Surprisingly a lot of tourist and school group from Japan when we went there and lots of european tourists too. We love it!! Very relax too. Sydney just a big city nothing much. Melbourne is a little bit different compare to other big cities in Australia. Its a pretty looking city.

    we are planning to go to Japan in 2 years time. Will visit Atami. Been there when i was a kid (my father was Japanese). So looking forward to read your story about your next trip to Japan. That will give us idea what to do and stuff.

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 10:26 am on March 19th, 2009:

    Hi Iruma

    Oh, glad to know that your father is Japanese. Is he from Atami area? I’ve never been to Atami before, but I know that it’s famous for the beach.
    When you go to Japan you should eat a lot! Do not worry about gaining weight, the food is so great.

    Palm Cove Beach… hmmm sounds interesting! Definitely go there if I have a chance 🙂

  3. 3 Yutsuki said at 4:19 pm on March 19th, 2009:

    I also recommend that you go to Cairns!
    I have visited Australia just twice and both the time I went to Cairns, though…^^;
    The city is warm anytime and I like the tropical atmosphere over there!!

    Are you supposed to have time to visit Osaka when you come back to Japan next time?
    If you do, I wanna see you~(>u<)
    but first of all, you should enjoy your pre-honeymoon…
    Plan well, and have a great trip!

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 3:35 pm on March 20th, 2009:

    Thanks for your info 🙂
    I’m planning going to Cairns already. Sounds so nice!

    I wanna see you too! I think we go to Osaka during our next trip. We hope to see you then 🙂

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