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A writer, musician and travel-addict from London currently trying to navigate those awkward post-uni years with minimum loss of sanity and maximum wandering around far-flung corners of the world.

I’ve recently returned from a wonderful year living in the most underrated country in the world (it’s Ethiopia, fyi), where I did a bit of teaching amazing kids and a lot of working for Oxfam GB editing and blogging and things, not to mention of  theatrical haggling, habesha dancing, curious wandering and pretending to like arsenal. I don’t know where I’m going next yet (probably southeast Asia), but it’s going to take some beating.

Aside from getting deeeep into other cultures and writing about it, I love literature, history, music and puns  (I really love puns. Once I created a ‘pun  soc’ on facebook. illustrated with a picture of a sock. oh dear god…).



I live on twitter here.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. ziv brosh permalink
    January 19, 2011 12:30 AM

    ….…spent a good hour reading your blog and indeed it is a very refreshing gr8 writing….the fact that I met you in this salam (peace) hotel restaurant a little while ago made the reading more interesting (-:
    I hope we will go early morning to see the celebration in the church and learn some more about the people of this amazing country.

    • January 29, 2011 4:08 PM

      Dear Ziv,

      Thanks for your comment – sorry for the long delay, finally back from the field! glad you like the blog. it was very ncie to meet you and see the timkat celebrations. best of luck with the agropeace project in ethiopia.

      and thanks for subscribing!



  2. March 22, 2011 12:42 PM

    Hi Sophie – can you email me please at
    best, Lara

  3. May 29, 2011 3:00 PM

    Sup sophie , awesome blog , I will be following u so , write a lot 🙂 cheers . Loved ur guardian article too ..
    cheers again

    • June 14, 2011 3:11 PM

      thanks haile! 🙂 will try and break the silence soon… glad you liked the article too, wasnt hard to make meskel sound good 🙂 i tried to visit but it wouldn’t load…? anyway im back in addis for a little while longer now so maybe see you at a hash sometime! x

  4. ethiopianfeminist permalink
    August 8, 2011 2:05 PM

    Hi Sophie, thanks for stopping by and visiting my blob. I’ll definitely keep tuned into yours as well.


  5. ahmed mahmoud permalink
    August 14, 2011 12:04 PM

    Loved ur blog ❤

  6. Saba permalink
    October 24, 2013 9:18 AM

    Heey Sophie! Your blog is just so lovely! I wish you travel to Iran someday.You’ll have great time here too.

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