Fremantle Travel Guide
Prisons might seem like solemn places, but they're also the kind of tourist attraction just waiting for endless jokes about leaving the annoying tour group member behind, or for threatening your children if they misbehave. In Western Australia, the Fremantle Prison is a historic building yet was being used for high security prisoners right up until 1991.
Hop a tour round the Fremantle Prison and you'll remember why you don't want to rob a bank any time soon. Exercise yards are tiny and the guide might show you some of the spots where the guards couldn't see; that's where the worst of the fighting took place. You can also see the gallows where the worst of the worst were hanged until Australia outlawed capital punishment.
This place still feels as creepy as a prison, but if broad daylight isn't scary enough for you, try the candlelit night tour, or get into the low boats that follow tunnels under the prison. And just remember to do what the guides tell you, or you might be distressed by the consequences. They're still carrying an awful lot of keys around.
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Knowing that most Aussies live near the water, it should come as no surprise that a museum related to watery things is a big attraction there. And that's why a visit to the Maritime Museum in Western Australia should place near the top of your sightseeing list in Perth.
As well as exhibits on naval defense, fishing and cargo carrying to Australia, the museum is very proud to have created a building especially to house the Australia II yacht, an important boat for Aussies since they won the 1983 America's Cup with it, taking the trophy out of the US for the first time in history. Just outside you can take a tour of a decommissioned submarine and try to imagine just how anyone can motor around inside a submerged tin can for any length of time without going batty. Fortunately, that tour only lasts about an hour.
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In which: Abdul Hamid gets a little BJ in Oman,
CuJo MoJo goes absolutely ballistic on a bike and Jeremy whips Eric, then admits he is a power bottom.
However, despite the magnitude of the previous three sentences, the big news of this leg was once again the immortal Frankenbarry. Thank god they were eliminated, because we were ready to ask CBS to start mandatory racer drug testing if Frankenbarry won the race. What is Barry, in his early sixties? He rides a bike like Lance Armstrong, carries heavy beach brush with the strength of Barry Bonds, and runs like Marion Jones. To top it off, he freely admits that he is stronger now than he was twenty years ago. That is just unnatural--old people are supposed to be weak and feeble, damn it! Someone needs to get a urine sample from that guy.