First things first: welcome to solosophie. My name is Sophie and I’m from… well I’m not sure anymore! I love coffee, Paris, and wine (not necessarily in that order!) Self-confessed francophile and avid reader, I moved to Paris in 2015… and didn’t look back. That same year I started this blog.
In August 2015, I literally had no idea the direction my life was headed in. Spoiler alert: I still don’t. But I’ve always been the kind of girl with 5million random facts in her head and nowhere to put them (so I started a blog!). I created this space online to share my passion for, well, life (but mainly travel). On this blog, you’ll find tips on offbeat travel destinations that aren’t in any guidebooks, photography tips, quirky trivia & a continual stream of wanderlust inspiration.
I’m all about exploring your own backyard just as much as hopping on a plane across the Atlantic (if only I could do this more often). After, all, adventure is often just around the corner: this blog is all a reflection of that mindset.
Who am I?
So who am I? Well, I grew up in a small village in the English Countryside and it was pretty beautiful. My parents still live there and I visit as often as I can- I miss my dog lots too! Despite all the greenery and constant rain (ha!), at 18 I couldn’t wait to leave. So I packed my life into my Mum’s little Fiat 500 and moved to the biggest city I could possibly imagine at the time to study at University (London).
But then… that wasn’t enough either. I wanted to see even more. I went on my first solo trip aged 18. I solo travelled more out of necessity rather than want. The night before my first solo trip I cried (lol- what even, I’m such a baby). ‘What if I got lost?’ ‘What if my passport got stolen?’.
Well, it obviously worked out okay because I went solo again aged 19. That was the trip. I had caught ‘the bug‘. I had an insatiable case of wanderlust with no known cure. The more I travelled, the more I wanted to see. Kinda cliché, right?
At 21, I moved to Paris, France. I fell in love with the city… and with a local; walking cliché, I know! (He helps fix my blog quite a lot too…) Anyway, around that time, I also picked up my first camera and started taking photos.
I’m now living in London, studying to (finally) finish my degree and updating my blog whenever I can. I also hop back across the channel to visit my boyfriend when I can (afford to). I say finally completing my degree because it’s been 5 years in the making; most people do the course I’m studying in three…
Anyways, I hope you’ll like it here.
P.s. I’m currently writing a book so watch this space!
P.p.s. the photo was taken by my sister (charlottenadeau.com).
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