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Switch off your bloody phones. It’s time for a digital detox.

“OFF. NOW. For bad word’s sake!!” I don’t know what came over me. Maybe it was the two hours sleep i’d had the night before. Maybe it was the fact that I was leaving China for good and feeling strangely….OK about it, but this woman had irritated me to the max. No I don’t usually have regular outbursts on a plane. Honest. But when you’re hurtling down the runway during take-off and the girl next to you is trying to…

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Lifestyle Travel

Expat life isn’t always fun, holidays and parties

Starting out the new year, travelling or moving abroad is always a resolution so i’m here telling you what it’s really like to be an expat. And i’m going to tell you about it through one of my diary posts written during my time in Beijing. A couple of months ago it was my birthday and I had received some messages on Facebook. As I was reading through them, there was one message that hit me. “Happy Birthday Sophie! So…

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Europe Travel

Paris i’m REALLY sorry.

It was the third night in a row that i’d dreamt about Paris and unfortunately it hadn’t been positive. With all of the news stories from the past year and a half, I couldn’t really blame myself for having doubts about visiting the French capital during Christmas. Berlin had just happened, Istanbul had been hit again. Terrorism has been hitting the headlines for years but with all the warnings and stories, visiting Paris had become a strangely worrying thought –…

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Travel United Kingdom

No room at the inn: My Airport Lounge experience with Aspire

It was a random decision thanks to Expedia that I ended up in Bristol Airport on the morning of December 24 bound for one of my favourite cities – Paris. Of course I was feeling rather festive so tried out the Aspire lounge at Bristol Airport and took my mum along with me. I’ve been in airport lounges before and find them to be a bit more relaxing than having to wander around in a departures lounge and spend a…

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Lifestyle Travel

Things you think about during a long haul flight

Long haul flights. They’re like marmite – you love them because you’re going on an amazing trip but omg when will it end? I found myself pondering a lot during my flight from London to Adelaide and so i’ve put together a list of random things you think about during a long haul flight. The world is really big I know that’s a stupid thing to say but really it takes THAT long to reach Moscow and that long to…

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