Way Down Upon the Swan River

December 17:  For my psecond Perth post, I thought I’d give you an overview of the city.  It’s actually a very nice city and there’s a lot more to do here than I expected.  In its list of unique characteristics, Perth claims to be the most isolated state capital and the third windiest city . . . → Read More: Way Down Upon the Swan River

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

December 14, 2012: I enjoy looking at the signs in Australia, which are everywhere, even on the street.  As an astronomer, I appreciate astro-themed signs, and growing up out in the country, I appreciate the quiet, radio or otherwise. Occasionally, signs make a fashion statement, such as about color or about shoes (‘cuz . . . → Read More: Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

Live Freo or Die!

December 10: After a week of successful analyses, the weekend was the perfect time to head to Fremantle, or “Freo” in the local vernacular.  The weather was perfect: 24C with bright blue skies and not a cloud to be seen.  I made my way via Transperth, using a Dayrider ticket that gave me all-day access to . . . → Read More: Live Freo or Die!

Pfirst Perth Post

December 3: I clicked my heels together three times and found myself back in Oz…

Well, it was a bit more complicated than that.  I started traveling on Nov. 26 and arrived in Perth on Nov. 28 – that’s over 12,000 miles and 23+ hours of travel (but I got my upgrade to . . . → Read More: Pfirst Perth Post