I met two strangers at an airport in China, and they ended up babysitting me for the next 20 hours.

I was standing in the transfer line at Guangzhou airport after missing my connecting flight to Sydney, along with 36 others, when I thought back to where this all started. I was a 7-year-old girl, innocuously watching a film in which they showed a brief glimpse of Australia. A glimpse that triggered an undying love for the country; The kind of love that consumes you little by little every day until one day it swallows you whole and you can’t think about anything else but saving up to…