(September 25, 2015) Darwin
Our two hours and a half flight to Darwin leaves
10:50 AM and is scheduled to reach its destination around 1 PM.
Once with hotel in Darwin, we will walk by the
city and will relax, probably at the swimming pool.
This morning we’re leaving the cheapest hotel of this
travel, the one we’ve got for free from the Air New Zealand points. We
haven’t talked about it: good facilities and basic rooms which main
problem is you can hear everything. The shopping area in Cairns is by
the Marina and this hotel is far from it, although there are some
restaurants and a supermarket around.
Our shuttle, which we hired yesterday, is taking us to the
airport by 20$ at 9 AM. This time has allowed us to take our breakfast
before leaving the hotel. Somehow, when checking in we’re told our
flight has been delayed to 3 PM. We can check our baggage already and
we’re given two 8$ vouchers to use in the airport.
This delay means for us we’re going to spend the day in this small hall where there are the few boarding gates in this airport.
It means too we won’t be able to explore Darwin as planned
because we’re going to arrive around 6 PM. When we reach our hotel, the
DoubleTree, it’s getting dark.
We’ve paid 24$ for the taxi to hotel and we leave soon to
look for some shopping, but a part of the bars and the lot of
restaurants, everything is closed.
We chose a place named Nando’s for our dinner: half chicken and humus
by 26$. This is very good after the high rates we could see in the
other restaurants. We go to bed soon as tomorrow we’re going to be
picked up very early.