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 I like to prepare for my holiday

There’s a joke I have with a friend about going on holiday. We have a saying “If you’ve got your passport, wallet and phone” then that’s all you need. Mainly it’s because i’m quite bad at leaving things to the last minute and so it…

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Luma Hotel Hammersmith: A good place to stay in London

It’s always hard trying to pick somewhere to stay when you’re visiting a new place. Before I re-settled in London for work a couple of years ago, I spent quite a lot of time going backwards and forwards to the capital. I became familiar with…

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What happened: June 2018

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these roundups and I thought it would be a good time to finally give an update on life. I remember when I did these in the past a lot of it was a bit boring really.…

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Video: A 36 hour stopover in Hong Kong

I went to a three mobile event where we learnt how to shoot video and edit using Adobe Premiere. I remember using Adobe Premiere when I was in university but I never really understood what I could do with it – I genuinely hated our…

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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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