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Despite its delightful feeling of a small town, Perth can still boast
many of the finer aspects of a modern city with its own hardy selection
of clubs, restaurants, bars, beaches, big buildings, and city living.
The city boasts an affordable standard of living while providing the
benefits of a financial mecca. Throughout the 1980s Perth actually had
the reputation as being home to a number of millionaires who were drawn
there by the region's mineral wealth.
Perth's weather also continues to draw people to it with an average
of about 8 hours of sunlight per day. That is more sunlight than either
San Diego or Hawaii can claim. Perth's location bordering the Indian
ocean and Swan River provides a number of opportunities for water sports
to cool off from the heat that frequently accompanies this sunshine.
Another benefit of Perth's location is the lack of humidity that makes
the heat pleasant rather than oppressive.
Studying in Perth also provides convenient access to a wide range of
nearby wonders. For those looking for some cultural variety, try wine
tasting at some of Australia's famous wineries. Also close-by is the
historic beachside city of Fremantle, a haven to its relatively small
population of 25,000. Fremantle reflects the laid-back culture of
Australia along with the historic roots seen in all of its early
Aside from Fremantle, those studying in Perth can travel a few hours
to some of the country's most stunning natural settings. To the south is
the Margaret River area, which is known for some of the best surfing in
the world. To the north are wonders such as Monkey Mia, a place most
famous for the opportunity to pet and swim with dolphins. Also within
easy reach are some amazing forests containing trees that are only known
Students searching for a relaxed atmosphere to complete their studies
will be enchanted by Perth. Take advantage of its isolated setting to
get the best of both city living and natural paradise!
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