Dear friends, In a sorely unfortunate development, sexual harassment has become a more recognised perpetual act in the last ten years. The Harvey Weinstein debacle has been the worst entertainment scandal in decades, with over 70 women coming forward with accusations of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape. The harassment claims span over 20 years, … Continue reading The Harvey Weinstein Scandal: Will There Ever Be Change?
Dear friends, I would like to first apologise for my long absence from this blog. Once one reaches their final year of university, as most of my colleagues will understand, things get hectic. Extremely, stress-inducingly hectic. However, my life will not exactly be getting less hectic from here on out, as life in the real … Continue reading Sophie’s Dreamlist: Back Online.
And so, I sit here in El Alto International Airport, awaiting my flight to Lima, the first of three legs on the way back good old blighty. For those of you who've known me a while, you'll remember that this year was something I'd been looking forward to since before I even stepped foot in … Continue reading Happy Ends and New Beginnings.
I believe I remember the very first time I came across Machu Picchu in media. I was in the living room with my Dad, and he was flicking through channels as he always does, even to this day. I think it was the freeview version of discovery channel that he settled on, and it seemed … Continue reading Machu Picchu, a Modern Wonder of the World: Dream #023…✔️
It may have been months ago, but I remember it as vividly now as the day it happened. We were driving for what seemed like hours through El Alto, the 30-year-old city built at the top of the bowl which the city of La Paz sits in. As we began to descend into La Paz, … Continue reading Another New Beginning: Arriving in La Paz
Friends, you're getting a double post today because I've been monstrously terrible at updating. I wish I could use the magazine as an excuse, but alas, I've just been forgetful. So here, have a little story about the Amazon as a humble apology from yours truly. When I was younger, I was always an … Continue reading The Amazon: the Most Captivating Ecosystem on Planet Earth
Built in 1960 for one sole purpose, the sprawling metropolis of Brasilia was inaugurated the capital of Brazil in 1960, 200 years after Rio was named capital. The city was planned entirely, most of the important buildings being designed and constructed by one Oscar Niemeyer. The lone metropolis in its own Federal District state, much … Continue reading The Capital City where Future and Past Collide
Friends, I can only deeply apologise - working at a magazine is taking up more time than I thought it may, and I have much to catch you all up on. However, before all that excitement, I must update you on the rest of my travels through Brazil. Even now, after almost two months away from … Continue reading The happy southern city, the Brazilian holiday destination and dream #33…✔️
When my parents began to plan their own trip to South America, the one destination my mother was absolutely set on was the Iguazu Falls, the national park which transcends not two, but three country borders. At first, I wasn't totally enamoured with the idea. By that point, I'd come up with other ideas for … Continue reading The Clash of Three Countries and Dream #020…✔️️
I knew that I would have some time to travel during my period in between Brazil and Bolivia, but the problem was knowing where to start. I did some internet research, coming up with some not-so-inspiring ideas, and was left almost stuck with what to do: I didn't know the continent well enough. A few … Continue reading Brazil’s Northern Wonder: Lençois Maranhenses