Last week we moved from the Darwin CBD up to Nightcliff. It is a 20 min drive from the city but you do not have to share the streets with backpackers in Nightcliff. Instead you get the beautiful sea views and are close to the nature. As you can see on the “map” of Darwin there are a few markets here. One of the most popular on is Midil Beach Sunset Market.
You can find anything from food, clothes, art, jewelry to local artists playing on stage. The market is always crowded and you can tell that the citizens of Darwin love to meet up and hang out here.
Aussie burgers someone? Or maybe some Honey Puffs? 🙂
Lots of long walks along the coast. At night time you can be outside without dying. Well, you still sweat a lot (or I do) but hopefully my body will adjust soon…..
Something Darwin has got is stunning sunsets. Every evening the sky lights up with fantastic colors, each day different from the other.
We ended the weekend with Darwin food and wine festival. And of course with some fireworks.
We met this cute little spider yesterday.
Australia has over 2,400 species of spiders. Less than 50 of them are harmful to humans. The actual number of people who died from spider bites in Australia since 1979 is zero. So really, it is no use stressing about getting bitten by a spider when you are surrounded by thousands of crocodiles who gladly will have you for dinner tonight.
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Litchfield has several stunning tropical waterfalls and swimming holes.
It is beautiful but it is not like the beaches in Perth…. After 30 minutes we have had enough of both of the hot weather and of all the people. Being accustomed to having a whole beach to yourself, it is pretty hard to enjoy sitting on hard rocks next to three screaming kids.
People who lives in Darwin seems to love the place. So far I am not too impressed. Hoping that I soon will understand the charm of this hot and humid city.
It never cools down in Darwin. Never ever. I am walking around with a bottle of frozen water to be able to cope with the heat. April, that means that we are going towards the dry season which runs from May to September. Darwin has a tropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons and the average maximum temperature is similar all year round (32 C). During the dry season nearly every day is warm and sunny, and afternoon humidity averages around 30%. It is a bit of a change for the body.