In all my 24 years I had never really had my sights set on a trip to Australia. It’s really far, full of dangerous creepy crawlies and, I thought, just England but warm. I figured that I would rather spend my money on flying to the states or Japan, but fate had other plans. My boyfriend Tom spent a month there last year at the beginning of our flirtation (cute, I know), visiting his best friend who is still there now, and in September my housemate Lowri ABANDONED ME to move to the other side of the world (the second of my friends to do so). So, with the promise of pals and some winter sun, we decided to book a 2 week trip to Melbourne.