Tropical and desert climates in one country
The tropical northern part of Darwin City is the capital of the Australian Northern Territory, a huge area from the Red Desert (Uluru, etc.), to the north coast of the continent. It's almost 2000 kilometers long from end to end, and the climate differences are incredible. So much so that the world's driest desert changes to a tropical coast. I was surprised at part of the country. The Australian cities are places that are carefree, but the pace of life here is closer to that of the Caribbean than to the pace of life in the city of Melbourne. There is intense tropical heat and a benign climate. Also one can have the feeling of isolation from the rest of the country and its status as the closest city to Asia.