Last week a friend of mine who has recently abandoned Canberra to seek career and relationships in the NT sent me a link to a ‘news’ story.
NTNews.com.au has this piece about how “The wotif.com online accommodation website ranked Darwin a lowly 12th on its Top 20 list – down from 8th last year.”
And the Canberra link asks the RiotACT purists?
Well the article, rather than asking why Darwin has slipped in the rankings or what others have done to improve, focuses on Canberra bashing. We aren’t alone, Adelaide and Launceston also cop a bit for having the tenacity to overtake Darwin. And the main point of attack? Well Canberra is grey, rainy and boring. Creative. Not like we haven’t heard that before.
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Well Mr NTNews I have news for you.
Canberra had only 125 cloudy days with a total of 443mm of rain falling from our 95 rainy days.
Darwin on the other hand had 133 cloudy days with a total of 1698mm of rain falling from 111 rainy days.
So there! :p
As there are no entries on this weekend’s wotz-on guide as yet as I type this I’ll concede we may be boring.