Six years in London!

I was having a conversation recently with my roommate where we were talking how long we’d been in our current flat and I realised that i’ve surpassed six years of living in London! I first moved to the capital in 2009 for university but then…

My favourite places to eat in London’s Chinatown

London’s Chinatown is one of those places that I always feel drawn to. I don’t know if it’s when i’m going through a phase of missing Chinese food but I always seem to find myself there exploring. In fact, i’m heading there on Friday. I…

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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Ridiculous things that happened during my time in China

It’s Chinese New Year and seeing all of the beautiful images of China makes me miss my time there. I spent just under three years living in the Middle Kingdom, spending half of it in Xi’an and the other half in Beijing. When people ask…

A first timer’s guide to Kuala Lumpur: 8 things to do

Kuala Lumpur is a perfect destination for stopovers and a base for exploring other parts of Malaysia. It has a slice of everything from temples, caves, food and shopping, there is so much to explore. With so many things to see and do, it can…

Abseiling down the Orbit tower in London

Last year, for around a month, I found myself wanting do challenge myself to do things out of my comfort zone. After suffering from a serious bout of anxiety that I can reveal was no fun at all, I felt the need to push myself…

China’s freezing Disneyland: Harbin Snow and Ice Festival

When I think back to my favourite trips during my time in China, it’s never visiting the Great Wall or the Pandas. It’s actually my trip to Harbin. I ended up going to Harbin with a big group of colleagues and we had the best…

Christmas in London: How I spent the festive period in the capital

Christmas in London is absolutely beautiful so when it came to deciding where to spend the festive period this year, it was the obvious choice. That and the fact that my housemates were all away, made it the perfect bargain break. For the past couple…

How to make the most of a trip to the Australian Open

If there’s a highlight in Australia’s sporting calendar then it has to be the Australian Open. Every January, the world’s best tennis players convene on Melbourne Park to answer the challenge of winning a grand slam. There’s something rather special about the Australian Open, from…

What I learned in 2018

It’s the time of year when everyone starts doing their end of year travel roundups. So I thought I would do something a little different and write about the things I learned in 2018. I feel that despite writing mainly about travel, I haven’t really…

Melbourne to Adelaide: Where to stop on your big road trip

We’ve all seen the pictures of the twelve apostles and quite fancied the idea of a giant jaunt on the Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road technically starts in Torquay and ends in Port Campbell. Some people choose to do that route and then…

Learning how to make a good travel video with Three

I’ve never been that great with making videos – it was definitely my least favourite thing when it came to journalism school.  But i’m absolutely fascinated with great travel videos on Youtube. So when Three mobile offered to show me how to make good travel…


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