I’ve made it!



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I’m still at the airport, which is a bustling but not very high-tech affair: I haven’t walked on the tarmac from my plane to the terminal since, roughly, my trip to Tobago. I’m now in a shuttle bus that’s seen better days, but as long as it gets me to the hotel, I’ll be happy.



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The bus, which is left on and running, with the (weak) air conditioning going, is playing Mix 94.5, a radio station that were it not for the announcers’ accents could be a Clear Channel station anywhere in the U.S..



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I wonder what this city is like. So far, my sense is that Perth is the world capital of sundresses and men ‘s hats, but I’m eager to have a fuller impression of the place.

[To the tune of The Blue Nile, “She Saw The World,” from the album “High“.]