What it’s like to cover your first sporting event

I have a love hate relationship with Facebook timehop. But this time, it was a good reminder that I covered my first major sporting event two years ago! At the time I was working at a radio station in Beijing and I fought so hard…

The best places to see live music in London

Last week I got to see Portugal the Man in Heaven which was a bit of a change from the usual London venue. After living in the capital for five years on and off, i’ve been to quite a few music venues, some giant ones…

Hey! I'm Sophie and this is my site all about my adventures in travel and journalism.

I currently live in London but have also lived in Hong Kong, Xi'an and Beijing.

I'm here to talk about travel and also to give tips on what it's like to be freelance.

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What happened: September edition

I sit here as my house continues to get colder by the day, the hot water bottle has come out and all I want to do is sit at home watching countless Gilmore Girls episodes. It’s the end of September! Although it is getting colder,…

Working Wednesdays: Pitching to inflight magazines

As promised, this blog also focuses on what it’s like to be a freelancer. Because of this, i’m going to start a new series called Working Wednesdays where I post a new blog about freelancing and what it’s like to be a freelance writer. I…

My stay at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

I got sent to the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam for work and as soon as I stepped in, it was like I hit the jackpot. From the warm welcome at the door, I was already figuring how to chain myself to the table in my…

12 things I realised during my trip to Australia

I’m sat here at 6pm trying to stay awake. I used to tell people that I never suffer from jetlag, well jetlag finally got me and punched me right bang in the face. It’s cold and i’m missing the warmth of Australia so I thought…

An ode to The Killers

I can’t remember the first time I heard The Killers. It was either at a friend’s house when we were watching Somebody Told Me on MTV or when I was at my aunt’s house helping decorate and Hot Fuss was on in the background. But…

Things I did during my trip to Brussels

I’ve had Brussels on my list of places to go for a really long time. I’ve been to Belgium but Brussels was always the place we drove around on the ring road and then went elsewhere. I’ve always felt a bit bad about that. Sorry…

Analysing my travel habits – the good and the bad

Sometimes I feel a bit confused when it comes to talking about my travel habits. I’m the type of person that likes a range of different holidays from budget hostel breaks to spa hotels. When I lived in China I solely travelled in hostels –…

Seeing the world: Why you should take free walking tours

Sometimes landing in a new place can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t speak the local language. As much fun as it is to wander around in circles for hours with a map in hand, sometimes its a good idea to get a…

Things that happened: August

August was a busy month when it came to both work and doing stuff but I feel like this year is going so quickly. Can we make it stop please? Before we know it, it will be Christmas and then….New Year!! So before I forget…