Sunday, August 2, 2009

Darwin, Australia

In an internet cafe, can't upload photos. Your loss, it's pretty here.

Darwin is a tropical little city roughly the size of Oulu in the northern coast of Australia, close to the equator, surrounded by beaches on three sides and by 6-meter crocodiles on all sides. Spent 1 day here now, walking around the downtown and the beaches, and have a rough idea about the place by now.

Mornings are excellent time for walkabouts, since the other tourists are still nurturing their poor little heads in their hostels (even the so called better hotels here give out a backbagger hostel vibe, if you ask me). It's also great time to prance about, since when the sun starts really climbing up into the sky, it gets a bit warm, fast. Day-time temps seem to be slightly above 30 degrees throughout the year. Similarly in the evening, when the sun goes down, the temperature crashes down to a pleasant 20 degrees in just a few minutes.

Bought me pair of shorts, a couple of new t-shirts and a bucket hat.

Still opting to stay in the shade and siesta during the hotter hours.

It's been a while since I saw this many bikini-clad chicks in one place at one time, that's a definite plus.

Watching angry, drunken aboriginals duking it out in the parks after nightfall is also good, honest fun.

I have quietly accepted that I cannot fit a didjeridoo into my luggage. :(

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