I think not all travel stories are meant to be shared, or maybe it’s me who don’t have the capacity to share some of the things I experienced during my travels. At least that’s how I felt when I wrote about my visit to Fremantle prison while in Perth a couple weekends ago. I have yet to reach half of the travel notebook page before I stopped myself from the few attempts of trying to write about it. I didn’t like to recall it. The vibe was too negative; even for me, someone who truly enjoys crime dramas and horror stories, both in book and TV, both fiction and nonfiction.
But I managed to snap some pictures in there. I am sharing it here because maybe it would be interesting for some of you. Maybe even inspire you to visit the Fremantle prison.
Spoiler alert: It’s nothing like the prison in the Orange Is The New Black.
Welcome to Fremantle prison. Once you are inside, you have been stripped off of your freedom.
Rainbow doesn’t discriminate.
I managed to find the only cute thing in the Fremantle prison: the prisoners fridge magnet in the gift shop. Yep, the prison has a gift shop and excluding this fridge magnet, everything else looked depressing. I contemplated bringing one back home, but I was unsure how would Fafa feel about me smuggling a prisoner home.
I could only describe my experience in Fremantle prison as eerie at the best, especially at the end of the tour when they took us to the death chamber. The feeling I got while in there was similar to how I felt when in Chu Chi tunnel in Vietnam. Evidently, I didn’t write much about it too.
To think I almost stayed in the YHA hostel located in the Fremantle prison.. Gah!! NO FREAKING WAY! I wouldn’t last more than a few hours there. Still, if you are pretty strong hearted, I would recommend you to visit the Fremantle prison. It’s once in a lifetime experience, you guys! Then again, not all things are worth to be experienced..
Tell me, what’s the freakiest thing you have experienced during your travels?