Friday, 14 November 2014

the perks of being a tourist

Hello people!

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.

dress: h+m
cardi: h+m
necklace: kmart
bag: kleiderkreisel
shoes: vans

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.

Happy Friday!

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  1. Such a pretty dress! And best of luck getting settled in Perth. I've heard it's a beautiful place :) Glad to hear everything's falling into place!

    Much love,

  2. Du siehst bezaubernd aus. Das Kleid steht Dir ausgezeichnet. Ja ich habe schon gehört, das es nicht viele H&M in Australien gibt. Dafür habt ihr Target und Kmart. Die hätte ich hier auch gerne :D Hab noch viel Spaß. Das mit den Bus ist ja nicht so toll. Ich glaube das ist hier besser :D


  3. Cute dress, I love TARGET. I am glad you finally discovered one and some cute coffee shops. Goodluck with your interview and time tomorrow at the new prospective job. Rachel xo

  4. Boah, du siehst super aus - das Kleid steht dir sehr gut und deine Haarfarbe ist ZUCKER! :)

    Liebste Grüße,

  5. Yep Target and Kmart are pretty fantastic! I always find great shoes in both stores.

    You look super cute here in your pretty floral dress. I hope you get used to the bus system and keep having fun exploring!

    Jamie |

  6. Hübsch schaust du aus! Das fröhliche Blumen-Muster gefällt mir! :-)

    Hihi ich stelle es mir unheimlich aufregend vor, seine neue "Wohn-Stadt" zu erkunden - besonders, wenn es in einem anderen Land ist. Klar passieren auch mal unvorhergesehene und vielleicht "nervige" Dinge wie deine Story mit dem Bus, aber an deine Anfänge in Perth wirst du dich gerade durch solche Erlebnisse bestimmt ewig erinnern und später mal darüber schmunzeln. =) Und hey ... durch viermal denselben Block ablaufen kennst du dich in diesem Teil der Stadt jetzt immerhin bestens aus. =) Stay positive! Weiterhin viel Spaß am anderen Ende der Welt und good luck with your job interviews!

    Liebe Grüße von der Ostsee! :-)

  7. Schön zu hören, dass es dir gut geht! Und immer noch siehst du einfach - wie immer - nur süß aus in deinem Outfit!


  8. I love that dress!

    Glad to see you're settling in, apart from in the navigation department! I'm sure you'll get the hang of the buses.

    Good luck with the job hunt!

    Corinne x

  9. You look beautiful, Austrailian life is obviously suiting you sweetheart!!
    Loving that drss :)

  10. Glad to hear you've arrive in Australia. I hope you love it and I look forward the hearing about it. I have never been to Perth. You are so right about Target and Kmart. I got some adorable cat socks from Kmart recently. I also like that they are open late so I can go to both those shops after work when everything else is closed. You are looking amazing here and I love your dress.

  11. Süßes Kleid =) Solche Prints stehen dir ja sowieso sehr gut und ich verfolge immer fleißig deine Fotos auf Instagram und Facebook =)
    Werde morgen die Bürocrew grüßen ;)

  12. loving the floral dress with the bag!! so chic as always dear! all the new things you've been doing over there in Perth sounds exciting! :D

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  13. I still can't believe you moved to a whole different country so seamlessly! You're a brave brave girl!

  14. sounds like you're settling in just fine, the first weeks are always the most exciting! every time i've moved to a different place, i've both explored and just gone to the same places after getting lost and frustrated, haha:-) good luck with your job hunting! also, you look lovely in that dress! x

  15. Its nice to hear your that you are doing better and settling down well too
    Wish you all the best dear in your interview
    You look stunning.Love that dress

  16. Wow ,die Fotos sind so schön ,das letzte mag ich besonders :)
    Freue mich auf Fotos von den kleinen cafés <3

    LG :*

  17. Lovely dress!


  18. I felt the frustration of being lost in a new place while I read your post! I feel you there. Love your sunny dress too!

  19. I love your outfit! Your H+M dress is very pretty and I love the way you styled it with the statement necklace, dark tights, cardigan and kleiderkreisel bag.
    Best of luck with your job search. You look fabulous.

  20. lovely dress dear thansk for the comment =) new post on my blog =)


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