London Vacation

Hi again Steve, I know I just bombarded you with some fun facts about Perth, but I also want to inform you of the awesome vacation your sister and I are going to take.  We’re planning a trip to London.

It is going to be so much fun, too bad you’re stuck in class and can’t come with us.  I know it won’t be as fun as we went hostel hopping through Europe, but I think it will still be a lovely time.  Jane has been doing a ton of research and is trying to organize everyday with the most sightseeing opportunities possible.   [Read more...]

Facts about Perth

Hi Steve, I want to tell you a little big about what’s going on in Perth.

Perth is the capital of West Australia, I know you knew that one but I’m starting off easy. Perth was founded in 1829 by Captain James Stirling, it was meant to become the administrative centre of the Swan River Colony. My new, lovely city got its name from Perth, Scotland.

Perth’s population skyrocketed during the gold rushes of the late 19th century. Before Europeans colonised the area it was home to the Whadjuk Noongar people. They lived here for over 40,000 years. They were hunters and gatherers. [Read more...]