We visited Darwin (Northern Territory, Australia) at the end of September. It was nice to escape rainy cold Melbourne for 3 days and get at least sun baths - we thought :-D The first day we decided to dedicate to the city itself. You know, the standard stuff - have a look, get a feeling of it, etc.
Nowadays we are so used to the tuning that there is hardly anything by what we can be surprised at. The word "hardly" was used intentionally because what is going to be introduced to you was not here before and there is a possibility that there will not be nothing similar so soon.
In winter the weather is stable. -1 at night and +10 at noon. The sky is blue and the sun is there. Not many clouds, and when they cover the sun it becomes chilly very quickly. So everybody wears proper wear. It is rather easy to have it a proper way when the weather is chilly almost all the time.
In Melbourne there is a saying "Get lost in Melbourne". I think it literally happens when you are in Canberra. There are so many roundabouts (called "circles" by some Canberrians) that your head starts going round very quickly.
A nice crispy morning. We are landing. Nice change in a landscape - now it is nicely "wavy" - hills, many hills, with trees, no "bold spots" of land. But the colour… all is light brown. Ground is brown, trees are brown.
Happily to say that I visited Canberra, at last! :) Thanks all to a business trip on one hand, on another hand - it's not much you can see when you are busy the whole day. Anyway, the first impression was very... unexpected :) Have a read!
After all planning and moral preparation was done for our Easter Coober Pedy Trip, the Day X of departure was about to start. What can happen 5 minutes before your trip is about to begin if you have cats ;-)
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