The four of us arrived at our final destination on December 30, 1999 to find the city filling up fast for the eve of the new millennium. We were going to party like it's 1999, 'cause it was! Backpackers, cruise ships, miliary troops on shore leave, and tourists from all over the world were descending upon this corner of the world, and we were part of it.
Without calling ahead to reserve a room anywhere in town, we were fortunate to find space available at the YHA Coolibah Hostel in Perth. We settled in and got ready for the big day.