Sophie Lam is Head of Travel at The Independent. She joined the travel desk in 2004, after spending several months in Central America and when not in the office is happiest on the beach.
26 October 2013 06:00 PM
The television chef's latest venture is a joint project that goes back to his early days. Sophie Lam checks in
26 October 2013 12:00 AM
Farmhouse chic, original beams, serene furnishings, Chris Beardshaw gardens, and mounted antlers
19 October 2013 07:53 PM
It’s service with a smile as you head off to departures
31 August 2013 07:30 PM
Birds and planes are major features of the Ria Formosa. Sophie Lam takes to the water to explore this extraordinary lagoon
13 August 2013 05:53 PM
Bushcraft and camping (and champagne) in the Malvern Hills provided bride-to-be Sophie Lam with a weekend to remember
20 July 2013 12:00 AM
Fazenda Nova, Portugal
15 June 2013 12:00 AM
Sunset is no reason to stop shopping in the world's most visited city, says Sophie Lam as she explores its bustling night markets
06 April 2013 12:00 AM
Take the rough with the smooth
23 March 2013 07:00 PM
Souvenir: "a memory", in French; or a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place or event. It comes from the Latin, subvenire: "occur to the mind".
08 March 2013 07:00 AM
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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- 2 North Korean prison officers 'cooked prisoner's baby and fed it to their dogs', more horrific accounts from UN report reveal
- 3 Antonio Martin shooting: Mayor says there should be 'no comparison' to Ferguson
- 4 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 5 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh