Patrick McKendry stays at the Crown Towers in Perth.

Getting there:

My driver from Perth Luxury Tours picked me up from the airport after a seven-and-a-half-hour flight from Auckland and, on hearing I am a New Zealander, set about telling me that he had had Australia cricketer Mitchell Johnson in his nicely appointed Mercedes recently and that Johnson was "filthy" about what had happened to the Black Caps at the recent World Cup (a tie with England in the final decided the home side's way via fine print). I immediately felt in my happy place, still-fresh World Cup sorrow notwithstanding.

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