Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Day 438: Perth Chinese Consulate for the last time!
We have Chinese visas! Hurrah! Usually we try to combine our trips to the Chinese consulate with a bit of sight-seeing in Perth. For today, Mike had decided it would ease his situation somewhat if he actually had some blank pages in his US passport. So off we went to look for the US consulate. It's a rather unobtrusive affair, but we knew we were in the right place when we saw a uniformed chap emerging with a body harness to hold up his six guns. All these errands took us most of the morning. Tomorrow, we just have to somehow get some malaria tablets, a notarised letter of consent for Mike to travel alone with Antonia (he is going to Indonesia when I go to Vietnam), and some toiletries. For today, we just went back to Rockingham to eat pavlova in a local cafe. Eating pavlova before leaving Down Under is an important ritual.