Burmese Music Video

My Burmese Music Video How to become a celebrity in a country that your friends don’t even know exists. It’s a long story – actually, not really that long at all. In short, I learned a song in Burmese to impress my Burmese neighbors. They thought it was hilarious and recorded it. I told them […]

Tea Time!

What time is it? It’s probably tea time. No, it’s definitely tea time. Especially in Cox’s Bazar. I’ve lost count of how many cups of tea a day I drink. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I mean, sure the tea here is drowning in sweetened condensed milk and packed with loads of sugar. […]

The Coffee Alternative

Coffee alternative: Speed!

The Coffee Alternative SPEED! Before we get to talking about the tea in Cox’s Bazar, I just want to acknowledge that, contrary to popular opinion, there is more than just tea to drink in Bangladesh.    I was introduced to a drink here that supplemented my coffee addiction while on a tight budget.   That […]

Food in Cox’s Bazar

Food in Cox’s Bazar I was going to describe Cox’s Bazar’s food in one word, but then I found a billboard that speaks for me, so here you go: That’s right. Oil. So much oil that they’ve even got a huge billboard in town to advertise. There’s no cheap way to avoid the oil…but once […]

Bangla Music Video: Ahare

Ahare cover song | Sophie Skips Town

Yes, I make the occasional Bangla music videos here and there. It’s a great way to share the incredible footage of the area and inspire you to come visit! I’m currently taking requests for new Bangla songs… Cover song of “Ahare” by Minar Location of filming: Cox’s Bazar Filmed and edited by: Nihab Rahman More Music Videos […]

The Salt Flats

The Salt Flats | Bangladesh

The Salt Flats One of the best photography spots around — the salt flats in Cox’s Bazar. Located outside of the city, you have to navigate through some local villages to find your way there. The best mode of transportation to get there is a tomtom. You can find a tomtom driver in Cox’s Bazar […]

The World’s Longest Beach

One would think that after you’ve seen one beach, you’ve seen them all. Some beaches are obviously more beautiful than others. But they’re fairly straightforward. They have sand, water, and the occasional waves and rays of sunshine. The essentials. So when you say, “Let’s go to the beach!” that’s generally what you would expect. For […]

My Story with Cox’s Bazar

Why I Went What led me to Cox’s Bazar was the Rohingya refugee crisis. Cox’s Bazar is one of the closer towns to Kutupalong, the world’s largest refugee camp. Tons of NGOs flooded in to serve the Rohingya people after the crisis in August 2017. When I wasn’t working in the refugee camps, I went […]

The One Day Plan vs. The Five Year Plan

What are your plans for next year? When are you going to college? What degree are you going to get? How will you find a job? What are you doing with your life? Where do you see yourself in the next five years? Ten years? Twenty years?! AHHH STOP! The “five year plan” questions. The […]

Around the World in 38 Days

I always admired the movie, “Around the World in 80 Days”….mostly because Jackie Chan proves himself to be the studliest Asian that ever existed. But I also loved it because of the idea of traveling around the world. I always wondered what it’d be like to travel all the way around the world. I always […]