Sophie

A twenty something journalist recently returned from 3 years in China who likes a good long island iced tea and a beach. Currently working for a national newspaper in London.

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How to cope with freelancing when it gets hard

I sat on the phone in tears. “I can’t do this any more. The rejections are just really getting to me.” I was facing a week of rejection emails after spending a considerable amount of time pitching some freelance articles. And the latest one had…

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How I learnt another language and my tips for those learning now

We’ve all been there. That moment where you’re abroad and you’re miming things out, wishing that you’d actually paid attention in that German or French class. And then the sheer embarrassment when you go to a foreign country and have to resort to speaking English,…

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How I spent a weekend in Birmingham

When you think of Birmingham, you don’t think of it as being a major tourist destination. I mean I think that’s fair to say. I spent most of my teenage years travelling back and forth to Birmingham to facilitate my obsession with live music. I…

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What I learnt at this year’s Traverse conference

If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you’d know that i’ve just come back from Rotterdam where I attended Traverse for the first time. Traverse is a conference for those that love all things travel. From travel blogging to instagram and everything else in between,…

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Things to do in Xi’an, China

I often get asked about what places to visit in China during a big trip. I guess it depends really on what you’re aiming to see. But there’s one place that I think all travellers should visit in China – Xi’an. Known mainly for being…

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The ups and downs of being a freelancer

Right, so you’re scrolling through Instagram and everyone appears to have quit “office life” and now either work from a beach or spend their day chilling in their pyjamas while working at home. It looks glamorous. It looks amazing. It’s enough to make anyone throw…

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Exploring the desert in the UAE

I recently came back from a trip to the UAE for work and had the best time. I ended up on a group press trip to Ras Al Khaimah which is an emirate just north of Dubai, just 45 minutes from there by car. Because…

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The year of 27

Hi, it’s me! So I turned 27 at the end of March and i’m not going to lie, I feel no different. It’s not like you wake up in the morning and suddenly feel one year older. I mean, that would be weird. I celebrated…

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Trying out the world’s longest zipline

Stood at the top of the Jebel Jais mountain, I can’t say i’ve ever had that feeling of wanting to quit so much. That feeling that what you’re about to do is absolutely ridiculous and why, why the fuck are you doing this. I visited…

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My top 5 ‘instagrammable’ spots in London

Loads of people at the moment are whining about the amount of florals they are seeing on their Instagram feeds. Yes everyone seems to be out and about in London at the moment trying to get the best Instagram friendly #content. Is it a bad…

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Why TEFL is a career and people should stop bashing it

The other day I was browsing on a Facebook travel group (you know the ones where people seem to think travel is a competition) and I saw someone bashing the idea of teaching English abroad. I mean she probably didn’t mean it but her opinions…

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