AS a professional cricketer, Adam Voges has had plenty of homes away from home.
But despite taking in the sights, sounds and smells of places including the Caribbean, Sri Lanka and England, the 20-Test veteran says Perth is the place to be.
“I’ve been very fortunate to play 10 years of County cricket over in England and travelled around a fair bit, but whenever you touch down or get home it’s a great feeling,” he said.
The Alfred Cove local said it was Perth’s mix of warm weather, pristine beaches and the lifestyle that came together to create a great place to live.
“We like to be able to spend some time as a family down at the beach,” he said.
“We’re quite an active family so we get out as much as we can.”
And it is little wonder.
Despite his exploits for Australia, WA and the Perth Scorchers, Voges has also carved out a distinguished County cricket career.
He said there was one element of his stay in England that always reminds him he is a world away from home.
“Aprils in England are single figures and we got snowed off once, so that’s a far-cry from mid-January here in Perth and 40 degrees-plus,” he said.
“It was a shock to the system. It still is a shock to the system. I don’t really like the cold weather that much.
“It’s something you get used to after a while but it probably makes you appreciate it more when you are home.”
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