Who is Yanmac?
I would have liked to use the name IanMac, but for some reason or other the Spanish speakers seem to have difficulty pronouncing that name. The Paraguayans used to call me “Chien”. At least they didn’t pronounce it the way the French would, so they weren’t calling me a dog.
Most of this site is a blog. See my Travel Blog here.
You may think that my header is unsuitable for a senior travel blog, but here is a photo of a hill shepherd who accompanied us on each hike of about 22 miles. He walked more than that each day as part of his job, and he was over 70 years old. We sometimes had to carry an exhausted teenager, but never this senior. I assure you that he did not need the walking stick to avoid falling off the narrow bridge.
Australia is a wonderful place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live here. So why have I lived here for forty six years? It was great when I came here, but over-population and government policy have changed things.
My first home had the standard quarter acre of land. The government is allowing smaller and smaller parcels of land all the time. Prices have soared so that we are no longer cheaper than the UK. So I’ve got my eye fixed longingly on Central America.
My Long Term Travel Plans
So far I have only covered the longitudes from Paraguay Eastward to Australia, so haven’t been around the world yet.
Later this year I hope to continue travelling Eastward as a passenger on a freight ship to complete my travel around the world. It’s about the same price as flying, but I won’t get restless legs sitting still for 24 hours.
Visitors To Perth
So if you are planning to visit Perth, Western Australia, I hope you will find some useful tips and ideas in my blog. If you would like some questions answered about what to expect here, please leave a comment. That will give me good ideas about what to write about in my blog.
One thing visitors should know… The only kangaroos that you will find hopping down a main road in the middle of Perth are statues. Someone with a sense of humor put them there to satisfy the tourists. Here are some photos of them.
My travel blog will cover some things that are the same as what you are used to. Some things are different. For instance, here is how to recognize a bus stop.
Perth is bigger than Greater London, but has a population of less than three million. I live in a middle-northern suburb and it takes me about three hours to travel by bus and train to the southern suburbs as I did last week. Rockingham visit
Oh, before you go, you may have wondered why a member of the Government was rebuked for unparliamentarily language when he said “The Honorable member is a Kookaburra”. Well that is the name of the bird that I photographed perching on my clothes-line. But another name for it is “laughing jackass”.
So if you’re traveling around the world and visiting Perth, please grab the benefit of my experience of living here for nearly half a century. View my first post here about the global warming scam.
Here is an article about an exciting experience in Europe.