I've lived in Perth for over a year now. I love it - it's a great place to be.
Over the last few weeks though I've become aware of some things that have shocked me about Perth. On reflection about what I know about culture shock and transitions, I shouldn't be surprised. I'm in the zone where I think I know the place and the culture and then all of a sudden something jumps out and surprises me, disorientates me and makes me aware of not being as understanding of the culture of the place I'm in as I thought. Typical of transitions, yet disorientating at the same time.