How have you been?
It's my third week here in Perth and I'm still in the process of settling in and getting everything set up. I bought a ticket for the public transport and found out the bus system here is very different from the German one. I got on the wrong bus, then got off and found out there was no bus going back and therefore had to walk home which took me an hour.
I also went to the city centre to explore the area a bit and kept running in circles around the same block four times, then got frustrated and went back home.
Oh yes the perks of being a tourist/new citizen somewhere...
Apart from these incidents everything is slowly but steady falling into place: I'm waiting to receive my tax number, I'll have my European driver's license changed into an Australian one soon and I've been writing lots of applications for different jobs almost every day lately. I'll have an interview tomorrow and a trial shift on Saturday, so I hope to see a positive development in this field soon too.
As for the fun part of being a stranger in Perth: I've been visiting lots of different cool coffee places to find out where to get the best latte. There are so many nice places here! It seems to be a big trend here to open little hipster cafés with quirky vintage interior and graffiti on the walls (my boyfriend calls them "douchey places") and I'm planning to show you some of them in a post soon.
I've also been enjoying the bliss of browsing through Target and Kmart for the first time in my life. Damn are these right up my alley! Now I know why all the American bloggers keep raving about these shops, you can literally not leave without finding something you want to buy.
I will try to enjoy my free time as much as possible as long as I still have it. I plan to go and explore different areas of the city on different days. Started with Northbridge yesterday, then Leederville, Subiaco and Mount Lawley next week because my entire weekend is already booked up with other cool things.