On top of the world at the Heli Lounge bar in Kuala …

We’d been walking for hours and we were about to give up. I’d read online that there was a bar in Kuala Lumpur that happened to be on top of a working helipad. By day it was a working helipad, by night it had the…

The ultimate Hong Kong guide

If there’s one city I miss living in more than anywhere else, it’s Hong Kong. I remember being dazzled by the shimmering lights on Hong Kong island and the smells of the markets. I remember the white sandy beaches and hiking in the New Territories.…

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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Things I miss from the indie days of 2005

I swear at the moment music seems to be a resurgence of 2005. The Killers are back along with Arcade Fire, Editors, Kasabian and I feel like I need to bust out my band t-shirts and skinny jeans again. Hey, where’s my tote bag at…

What happened: October edition

I know it’s cliche but where the bloody hell has October gone? I remember freaking out about it coming around so quickly last month but now it’s really and truly over and my winter coat is back on. It’s freezing outside! October has marked a…

Why you should spend Christmas in Paris

Christmas is always one of those times that is hyped up by all of the adverts on television. We’ve all got to spend oodles of cash on presents, spend days preparing for Christmas dinner and circle all of the things in the tv guide that…

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…

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…