Rachel Cook is 22-years-old and she’s from the slightly dreary Seattle, Washington.
Now, unlike the foreign exchange student that took up space in your house at the tender age of sixteen, we would’ve jumped at the prospect of showing her the sights and sounds of our fair country: here’s a koala, here’s healthy people running on a beach, here’s one of Sydney’s two rooftops bars etc. We didn’t get a chance to do that, however, as we weren’t asked. You know who was asked to hang out with Rachel before the Sydney summer turned to mud? Tim Swallow, that’s who. He managed to catch her on a sunny day as well, and took her for a tour of the NSW coast. Good for Tim. Sorry we couldn’t make it.