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Darwin Dreaming

As soon as the balmy sea air at Mindil Beach hit my face, I relaxed. Sustained by treats from the stalls at the Mindil Markets, there was too much to choose from; Indonesian, Thai, Malaysian, and Roadkill stalls all competed for my attention. Do try the Ice Kachang dessert if you can find it.
Enthralled by the hard-to-find-in-Sydney Thai vegetables at Rapid Creek Markets, along with a great selection of meat and other ingredients at the Greenie’s real food store that I visited far too many times than a 10 day trip justifies.
Thai Massage, an Iyengar yoga class outdoors that bordered on Bikram’s style, local Indigenous art and music, the Darwin festival, and my new favourite clothing designer, Gita.
I can’t wait to go back to Darwin, if only to recapture that breezy vibe.
Sunset at Mindil Beach Markets
Even in the dry season, Darwin gives you a nice sweaty glow…
The view from The Wharf, a great place for dinner
Fish & Chips, Laksa and Som Tam at the Wharf
John Butler rocked the Darwin Festival
Deliciously cooling pools at Buley Rockhole
Florence Falls, a deep black pool beneath a waterfall filled with amorous fish

11 thoughts on “Darwin Dreaming

  1. I love this post – it just encapsulates your time here perfectly! I’ve been going back and re-reading it time and time again. It’s proof that it wasn’t just a beautiful dream that you were here!! xo

  2. I’ve just come back from a holiday of my own but I feel like I have missed out on something not having been to Darwin. Sounds like a perfect time. Not sure why I have never visited but it is high up on my list of places to go next time we are back in Oz. Thanks for sharing. Wish you hadn’t mentioned the ice kacang, don’t know when i’l be able to satisfy that craving!

  3. I hate to say it but I probably wouldn’t have been to Darwin yet if it weren’t for friends having moved up there. Now that I’ve been I can’t wait to go back. Maybe if you come back for a trip to Oz the four of us could go up together? Nice to dream eh…and it has to be dry season, less crocs around…sort of.

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