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When I was sixteen I went on holiday to Los Angeles with my best friend. Everything I imagined before we got there was based on the American reality TV Show The Hills. I pictured insanely beautiful people everywhere, make-up “on fleek”, designer clothing, and a figure to die for. The Gold Coast appears to be the LA of Australia. I live in a land where drinking coffee is fashionable, gym clothes are suitable attire for every occasion, and the bigger the sunglasses the better. I work in a cafe where the clientele is predominately mums in their late 20’s/ early 30’s who, regardless of having just popped out a child, still have a better body than I will probably ever have. Is this a bad thing? Not at all. I love the Gold Coast. There is a somewhat pro-life attitude that fills the air. Gone are the days of negativity, here…

How can you get lost in a city these days? With all the technology like Google Maps you would think it was near impossible. Well until my recent experience walking around Slaughter Falls, the scariest forest known to man I would have agreed. Let me start from the beginning… I recently drove to Brisbane for two days and one night. A brief online search before I set off gave me some kind of itinerary for when I arrived. In brief, Southbank and Mount Coot-Tha came joint first on my Brisbane to-do list. My day began with breakfast at a wonderful little cafe called Little Genovese that my boyfriend had recommended. This warehouse style coffee shop offers a selection of food, drinks, and excellent service. I have lived in Australia for a year now and am fully aware that drinking coffee is a serious fashion out here. This is obviously accompanied…