Who is this person?
My name is Sophie and I recently moved from Sydney to Dubai. I was born in East Melbourne, Australia and went to 5 different schools (2 in Colac, 2 in Geelong and 1 in Melbourne), and met my husband in Sydney. We lived in Melbourne for several years, then in 2001 we moved to Amsterdam.
In 2007 we moved back to Australia and lived in Sydney.
We got itchy feet again and moved to Dubai for our 2nd expat experience in 2008.
This blog is a story of that journey.
My interests include international politics (Political Science grad), fashion, reading, movies, modern design, animals and nature, and finally travel (no kidding).
Mahatma Ghandi. Maybe if I knew more about the Dalai Lama I would include him here too. At the moment I am focussing on learning about the Middle East and discovering living in a country outside the western democratic model.
Its hard to say what my favourite books are but recently I have loved ‘How to Lose Friends and Alienate People‘ by Tony Young.
I’m also a huge fan of ‘Kitchen Confidential‘ by Anthony Bourdain, whom I once had the pleasure of meeting in Melbourne. Anthony was speaking at a venue that had a really good jazz band, so I booked them for my engagement party a few weeks later.
My favourite countries for design are the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and Spain. I get all excited by Gaudi when I’m in Barcelona too.
Animals and Nature
Fascinating in all its forms. I am particularly fond of cats – big and small. Originally a dog person, I now have 2 Burmese cats (aka ‘the dog cat’) that have travelled the world with us.
My favourite hotel is the Negresco, Nice.
My favourite club is the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, because of the view and because I met and married my husband there (albeit on different days).