TRAVEL TALK with Henry Boston -Australia Business Arts Foundation WA director
TRAVEL TALK with
Australia Business Arts Foundation WA director
Favourite destination for a holiday?
I have been to Mauritius twice and really enjoyed the laid-back mix of cultures. The spices of the east combined with French cuisine make an irresistible partnership.
Favourite place in WA to take a short break?
Broome. Another laid-back place. Is there a theme emerging? I just love the way that Aboriginal paintings appear to be everywhere in the town.
Best place in Perth to take out-of-towners?
Anywhere on the coast because you’d be surprised how few people see the sun setting over the ocean. If Sculpture by the Sea is on, then Cottesloe is the spot.
Biggest travel disaster and what did you learn from it?
How much time have we got? When I had two passports, Australian and UK, I was always forgetting the UK one. Heading to France from London many years ago I had to miss my flight and get a visa. I learned that the French embassy is courteous but slow.
How often do you travel?
Is it usually for business or pleasure?
I don’t travel as much as I did when I was with the Festival of Perth but I have just got back from England and Portugal visiting my family.
What’s always in your carry-on luggage?
An interesting book. I took The Art Instinct by Dennis Dutton last time.
Where have you always wanted to travel/holiday but haven’t managed to yet?
Africa. So much vitality.
You wish Perth could be more like ...
Any city with a lively cultural environment because the vibe on the street is what you remember, not the built landmarks.
You hope that Perth always retains ...
Its friendliness, because disconnected communities lack any soul.
What WA/Perth restaurant do you keep going back to?
Viet Hoa in Northbridge. Cheap and cheerful; a great place to catch up with friends.