This is our first solo family trip abroad (2 adults to 2 kids). Previously we had travel abroad with the kids but with additional help from our extended families members! So, along with the excitement, there are also some uncertainties as I will need to spend a few days with the two kids alone while hubby is working.
Before I share our travel journey, I have compile a few humble tips for those who wanted to travel to Perth in Winter. You can read about them here.
Our Perth Travel Journey...
Hubby and me has been contemplating if we wanted to go Perth for holiday during their winter. Initially was tempted to book the flight during a Scoot Father's Day promotion but hold off because we saw the weather forecast will be raining during the days that we wanted to come, plus weather is cold and we are worried that the kids will not be able to adapt....but at very last minute, we booked our air ticket to Perth .. i think this is our most impromptu trip.. Booked air ticket less than one week before the trip, book hotel 1-2 days before arriving and we haven't even book some of the hotels for the later part of our trip...Only packed few days before coming.... so last minute...
While we busy checking in, the kids found their fun activities too.... Sometimes I must admit that they are really creative....
|Playing with jie jie|
|So fun ya....|
|The mediocre breakfast...|
|Kids busy servicing mummy, one help button my jacket and another one help me to buckle up|
|Jaclyn playing with little boy's bassinet...|
|Carrot Cake with Prawn|
|Justin's meal is heinz baby food! Didn't manage to eat in the end cause he had some of our hot food!|
|Finally fall asleep, cutest moment!|
One thing to note about Australia is that they are pretty strict with food that you bring in, grains (rice etc) and even baby food might not be allowed, we were warned by the air stewardess that even the Heinz baby food that is provided on the plane is not allowed to bring into Australia...So either finish it in the plane or leave it behind. Do check out the landing pass from Australia Immigration to see what are not allowed. There is also stringent check at the airport to ensure that no more bring un-allowed food into Australia. I saw a couple of people's luggage being scrutinised, everything gotta take out and check one by one...
Link to landing pass: http://www.immi.gov.au/managing-australias-borders/border-security/travel/passenger-cards/_pdf/english-ipc-sample.pdf
|Handsome daddy collecting car|
|The minibar is nicely situated behind the mirror on the right side|
|Mickey in captivity|
|Jaclyn and me... facing the sun....super bright!|
|Fremantle iconic boat_available for tours|
|3 of us posing with fishes...|
|Justin already quite tired so was making some fuss|
|Chilli crab and mussels|
|My princess and prince.|
|Entrance to the Fremantle Market|
The market features 2 main areas- One area sells fruits, vegetables, some hot cooked food. And the second area sells more of clothing, jewellery etc.
|Eating her favourite mushroom|
Today is also the Sunflower's Dash by The Leukaemia Foundation, so we joined in the fun. Plenty of people running around, with a sunflower pin on them... that is quite a sight!
|Running to mummy|
Qin wanted noodle, so ordered a chicken glass noodle. The soup base is flavourful and noodle is also nice. Thumbs up!
|Chicken Soup Noodle|
After lunch, we drove around the town and went to The Reject Shop and Woolsworth for some shopping. Bought some food stuff, muffin tray, kid's toothbrush, shampoo, body wash etc.. Jaclyn also bought a Barbie doll, its her FIRST barbie doll. Now having promotion at Woolsworth at $9 and its a steal, so bought one for her :) She is very excited and happy with her new barbie.. keep hugging it.
|Jaclyn and her Barbie|
|While waiting for dinner...|
|Messing around again.|
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