Far from ungrateful Europe; I’m off

That Australia has become the destination of choice of young Europeans is nothing new. Thanks to the mining boom, Perth, the capital of Western Australia, is now attracting growing numbers of foreigners, particularly Italians.

The view from King’s Park is enchanting. The Swan River, a blue snake that winds its way to the Indian Ocean, runs down the middle of this immense city park. The centre of Perth is bristling with skyscrapers, a tangled forest of glass and concrete. Further away, amid palm trees and eucalypti, one’s gaze stretches over infinite rows of low, orderly houses. We could easily be in California.

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