Spencer and I arrived in Australia at Perth Airport, but we spent most of our time in Perth’s little sister city, Fremantle. Fremantle is a low-key, historical town that is all about good food, good beer, and chill beach vibes. We could have happily never left.
Besides the gorgeous Indian ocean coastline that it sits along Fremantle is also made handsome by the victorian architecture that fills the town. It is the perfect mix of fresh culture in an old setting.We got our biggest dose of history at the Fremantle Prison.The prison was opened in 1855 and is a UNESCO Heritage Site, part of the Australian Convict Sites. Convict sites are important to Australian history because much of Australia was built by convict labor (this prison included). As a British colony, prisoners were sent to penal colonies in remote Australia, to atone for their crimes and build up a new British nation on the other side of the globe.