Please don’t hate me Chicago, but for the time being I have been calling Melbourne home.
And because I know people are just dying to see if it is in fact true whether Australian toilets flush in the opposite direction and if kangaroos live in your backyard, here is a bit of MTV Cribs -“Audrey in Melbourne” edition.
In true MTV fashion, I need to add a bit of unnecessary drama to keep the ratings up, so here is my stab at it.
The shower goes from 45 to 105 degrees in a matter of seconds, there is no official drainage point for the washer which means you MUST remember to put the hose in the toilet (or there WILL be flooding) , and our upstairs neighbors communicate in constant high pitched yelling, nightly
My lovely apartment located in St Kilda West is perfect! It has everything I need to call a place home. And I love it!
Upon first arriving to Melbourne, I searched through numerous postings on flatmate.com and gumtree.com, to start the room search. From my research I made a list of what I required in my humble abode:
1) Rent below $200 per week
2) My own room
3) At least one roomate between the age of 20-30
4) Located in St Kilda or the surrounding area
5) Has internet
6) Available for 6 months
Was that too much to ask?
As I was in a fortunate position of not having to settle on the first place I laid eyes on, 4 apartments and two weeks later I found my home with an awesome couple from Columbia. Just a 20 minute bike ride from the CBD, the beach, and the Jewish Neighborhood, I realize I certainly lucked out on my accomodations.
Now as to whether the toilet flushes to the right or the left… I’ll let you decide that for yourself!