Deb & Roger’s YB Travel Adventures to Perth, Freemantle, Mandurah & Margaret River Australia 2011
May 11th, 2011 we arrived in Perth via New Zealand and Melbourne. Our friends that we met many many years ago in Bali live in this area. Since we were so close we decided to stop in on our way and visit them for a change instead of always meeting up in Bali.
Karl picked us up from the airport and we headed to their warehouse to pick up Vanessa and Boots (their child/dog). We knew of their business, what they were doing, have seen the website, but the actual product itself is so unbelievably stunning, it literally sells itself. Beautiful, creative….they have (Vanessa is the stylist) done a beautiful job with this business and we were not only impressed, but just so happy for them. Check it out at http://www.villakula.co.nz And if you are interested in this type of business here in the US we are the brokers for this area so send us an email.
We had a glass of wine while we were doing our tour, welcome to Australia! Later Roger rode with Karl, and Vanessa and I and the baby (I mean Boots) took off for their house in Mandurah, a beachside community about an hour from Perth. Soon we were home and I spent the next week shopping and cooking. And it was so much fun to have them come home from work with a healthy and delicious meal waiting. During the weekend we visited Freemantle, and Vanessa’s parents since they live near there. But her Dad wasn’t there so we didn’t get a chance to say hello, and catch up with him. And when they were working we explored Perth, and the Mandurah area where they lived.
Then Karl and Vanessa took off for Bali and generously let us stay at their house, and use their vehicle to go down to Margaret River. If I lived in Australia this is where I would live. It has everything I love. It is laid back, yet sophisticated, woodsy, has some hills so the terrain isn’t so flat, beautiful beaches usually , vineyards, delicious food, home made olive oils, soaps, chocolates and more. It has very few people, gardens, worm beds, composting, kangaroos roaming about, and so much more. There are some places you feel like you have come home to and this was one for me.
We left Margaret River and went back to Mandurah and a few days later headed on to Bali to meet back up with these friends and our mutual friend Norma. We look forward to our next trip there.