There's always a first impression arriving to a new place, influenced by some factors.
The place can be great, but the impression - sour. Or vice versa.
Australia, and namely Darwin, met us with three cards up its sleeve:
- Fantastic variety of wild birds on city's esplanade, allowing us to approach them in some cases as close as few meters.
- Lunar eclipse
- Price shock after Asia.
Even though we had a "buffer zone" in Singapore, that did not help much. It is quite uneasy to pay at least 40 USD for a crappy room with a bathroom outside, when you're used to paying 5 USD for a spacious room with balcony, and a modern bathroom inside.
One tenth of the time, nearly the same budget.