After the month in Cape Town, the initial end point of my journey, I’ll board an Emirates’ flight to Dubai and on to Perth, the capital of Western Australia.

I was really curious to see the other side of the Australian continent, of which I have only seen tiny specs in the south-eastern corner. Time for a more continental visit.

I have one week in Perth, see my friend Clint again, whom I got to know back in Auckland, and who now lives in Perth.

I still have top do some research about the city. I hear it’s about business, oil and mineral resources. But it has the ocean on its door step, and wineries galore in its hinterland.

I just booked a room in the CBD with Katie, again found on Airbnb, my hosts throughout this trip.