Part 1: Landing in Australia – St. John’s River, weed cookies, kidnaps and torrential dowpours

The first time I stepped foot in Australia was on December 27th at 9:20am. I had an overnight flight from Guangzhou and hadn’t slept, but was somehow full of energy. I placed my passport and visitor forms on the immigration counter and smiled widely at the border service agent. “Where are you staying while you are […]