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Perth in General
Member Name: Hugo
Perth in General
Date: 11/08/00, updated on 11/08/00 (38 review reads)
Visiting Perth as a tourist can turn out to be an adventure in the jungle. Once arrived in the train station in a city that looked completely deserted. No indications to where the information centre was, so I just walked along roads and roads until I could finally find it. Once there I waited for 15 minutes until the lovely lady decided it was time to deal with me, as the phone conversation with her friend was far too much interesting than her job. My intent was to book a room in a B&B to spend the night. When I told her what I wanted she called me crazy and she said I would never find anything in Perth for just one person, and that I would better off going back from where I came from! Doesn't sound to hospitable does it? Especially coming from the tourist information centre. Anyway, determined in staying in Perth I told her I was willing to pay the price of a double, to what I got as reply "Why would they let the room to one tourist if they can get more money giving it to two?". Well I guess the woman was decididly against visitors to Perth.
Enfuriated I left and bought a book with Scottish B&B list, and phoned the first one on the list for Perth. Much to my surprise they had a single room and it was just a 5 minute walk from the tourist information centre. How can people like that woman get a job in that place? She must scare tourists away from Perth all the time.
If you are planning on visiting Perth don't rely on the information centre.