Welcome to NotSoHot.at!
When setting out to live in a foreign country, there are certain stereotypes and preconceived notions that go with you - at least in the beginning. Our concept of Australia, shaped by films such as Crocodile Dundee, failed to take into account a whole host of differences we would discover in day-to-day living - little things completely different to what we're used to back in Vienna. We soon came to realize that not only is Vienna different (as proudly stated in every Viennese tourist guide), but Perth is different too.
Wondering what's so different about Perth? Well, start with the toothpaste, try to drive safely in the crazy traffic of Perth on the wrong side of the road, endure the not so hot weather, and you'll begin to get a glimpse of what's different about Perth. A lot of these differences are charming, evoking simply a benign smile, but others are far from charming and leave you with a severe case of culture shock!
Browse through the categories on the left to learn more about our adventures in Perth, Western Australia.