Part 1. Perth & Western Australia
Stig's journey starts in the west coast of Australia, specifically Perth. Perth is the capital of Western Australia, and with its 1.5 million inhabitants, it is by far the largest city in the state. Western Australia is so large that if the state were a separate country it would have been in the top 10 of the largest countries in the world. Perth is often described as the world's most isolated city when it is over 2000km to the nearest big city, Adelaide. There is little doubt that the trip across the Australian continent offers vast distances and small people. More than 80% of Australia's population of 23 million live less than 100 km from the coast.
Milestones are important for every human being - me no exception, rather the contrary. I live for milestones, and other targets. I feel like I have reached some milestones in my journey eastward. The first one was big enough, when my father and I reached the Persian Gulf. I would probably say that reaching the northernmost point in my South east Asia Travel must be what matters. This made Veronica Opaas and I north of Sa Pa in Vietnam. Today's milestone makes me feel extra proud. For those of you who've driven from country to country in Europe might think that it isn't that difficult - to migrate from one country to another. For the car to be imported into each country, and in each country local insurance must be taken out. Many countries have quirky relays that must be met, everything costs money and the world is a place that likes stamps on documents. Everything must be in place before borders can be crossed. And I have now done this 21 times - with the car - AFTER I ran out of Europe. Overall I have spent nearly four days getting to the car to start new adventures. And now I'm so far from home that I possibly could be.Do you have any tips for Stig about places he should see or visit, or restaurants he should try? Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Click here to follow Stig's route on Google maps.