Travelogue: Darwin

Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory. The first thing I notice is the humidity. It is nearly 40 degrees! I had officially made it to the outback.


Northern Territory liscence plate. Photo by Myles Herod

My second observation was the city was rather more of a large town. And it was teeming with crocodiles. Croc museums, croc zoos, and croc hors d’ oeuvres. Impressed or repelled, I partook in all three.


Bert the Crocodile, in Darwin.  Photo by Myles Herod

Croc museums, croc zoos, and croc hors d’ oeuvres.

The geography is akin to Bali, Indonesia more than Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Nature is well and truly part of Darwin’s backyard. It’s an unforgettable destination.


Tapas in Darwin. Photo by Myles Herod

I take the time to gaze across the Timor sea, celebrate the cities rich indigenous atmosphere, and dine on tapas by candlelight. I blend in amidst the background of the many chairs and tables spilling out of the street-side restaurants.