Darwin: What's It All About?
Trip Start Sep 08, 2011
85Trip End Jan 08, 2012
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Holiday Inn Esplanade
"The city lives in an endless summer and it would be difficult to tell the seasons apart were it not for the fact that in one of them it never rains and in the other it never stops raining. Either way though, it is always hot and so the city is lucky to be surrounded by beautiful beaches. Not only that, but the water is a divine shade of blue and the perfect temperature for swimming. Indeed, the only slight drawback is that it is filled with man-eating crocodiles, deadly box jellyfish and the occasional killer shark.
"...(Furthermore) thanks to the 'jumping crocs’ phenomenon, these giant killing machines (crocodiles) have been trained to think that if they are hungry they just have to listen for the sound of a small tinnie (boat) crammed with people, swim right beside it, leap out of the water with their jaws wide open as close to the humans as possible. What could possibly go wrong?
“In many other jurisdictions, questions would be raised about the wisdom of this practice, however, in the Territory it is considered not only harmless but also a viable business plan. Few other places in the world have decided that the best drawcard for tourists is to lure them to the middle of nowhere and then almost get them killed, but this is typical of the unique genius Territorians have evolved.”
That, in a nutshell, is Darwin.