In the seven years since she started learning the ropes as a cadet journalist in an outback mining town, Alicia Bridges has shared her time between music writing in the city and news reporting in some of Australia’s far-flung places. Earlier this year she moved to Vancouver, Canada, where the mountain views take her breath away and the rain is still a novelty. From searching the wilderness for the chance to see an elusive bird, to freezing in the street to meet James Franco, she follows her wayward curiosity wherever it leads her.
Whatever the reason, more than 500 people were willing to stand for hours in below-freezing temperatures in Vancouver last week for a chance to meet James Franco, and I was one of them.
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