I was lucky enough to have a job that allowed me to travel. Between 1996 and 1997, I was able to visit Italy, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka, Australia, and New Zealand. Each of those trips was a once in a life time experience, although I was able to go to some of those places more than once. I met different people, tried new foods and experienced different cultures.
I only got to Australia once back in the spring of October of 1997, but I loved the country. I sometimes dream (literally) of that beautiful country and going back for a visit.
The thing I remember most about Perth was that it was a mining town. My clients were mining companies. One of the things I did on my Friday in the city was hang out in a client’s office after work. We toured their wine “cellar” (it was not in the basement), and I hung out with geologists – if you’re going to hang out with scientists, these are the people you want to party with – sampling different Australian whites. I was so careful regarding how much I drank, not wanting to leave a bad impression. In retrospect, I don’t think they would have judged me poorly.
During my stay, I was able to visit some local sites and go to the mint where I tried to lift an extremely heavy gold bar.
I don’t want to bore you with too many pictures. And, the truth be told, I don’t have all of my photos readily available. But here are a few. I hope you enjoy them.