Thursday, 10 April 2014

Become A Tourist In your Own City

"To travel is to live"

But, do we really need to go to the other side of the world to live? What if we looked at our own city, our own hometown, with the same eyes we use when we travel?

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things."
- Henry Miller

How often does one really see their own city? Really live in it and remember to look up? 
We get so caught up in our day to day lives, that it often takes a flight or a long drive to remind us to open our eyes, really look around and see all the beauty the world has to offer. 

I want to try and change this. I want to remind us all to enjoy our own cities and explore the magic on offer at our doorsteps. 

I am very excited to announce that starting this Saturday, I will be starting the new series Become a tourist in your own city. Once a month I will hit a suburb in Perth and explore it just as if I was visiting it for the first time. Looking at it with open eyes, discovering all its hidden secrets and hitting as many hot spots as I can before time runs out.

So many suburbs have their own little town centre, each with a story to tell. With amazing galleries, boutiques, cafes and restaurants popping up all over the Perth, it is fast becoming a very exciting place to go exploring. 

But where better than to start with the city centre?

Starting at 10am this Saturday I will be spending a full 24hrs in Perth's CBD working my way through everything it has to offer, between museums, galleries, cafe's and restaurants I want to really stop and see exactly what is on offer at my doorstep and find all its hidden treasures!

If you are a local I want your advice!!! 

I am doing my research as if it was anywhere else in the world ...but... if you had visitors staying with you, where would you take them??? What are your favourite hidden secrets, or "must do" activities in Perth's CBD? 

Where do you eat, drink, shop or explore?

Hit me up with all your suggestions and I will try and work my way through as many as I can. 

Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Ah, this is a fun series! Can't help you with suggestions because I don't live in Australia, but I recently moved to a new city and have been spending my time just walking around. I can't remember the last time I went walking in the city I lived in previously! You can discover so much to like when you're walking with no agenda.