Sofia Sanchez de Be­tak Trips & tips

Milk Magazine (English) - - BOOK - as­

Pub­lished by As­souline in 2017, Trav­els with

Chufy is a book that de­scribes trips made by art di­rec­tor Sofia Sanchez de Be­tak, alias Chufy. A sea­soned glo­be­trot­ter, in it she of­fers loads of tips gar­nered from her trav­els, from fash­ion weeks to long-dis­tance voy­ages, from Patag­o­nia, where she was born, to New York, where she now lives. When last on her way through Paris, MilK couldn’t re­sist ask­ing this first-time mum for an in­ter­view. Cof­fee with Chufy. Who gave you this taste for trav­el­ling ? Def­i­nitely my mother. She would take us on ad­ven­tur­ous trips ev­ery time she could. She has a lux­ury travel agency in Ar­gentina and has an ex­quis­ite sen­si­bil­ity for the plea­sures of life. - Was there a trip that made an im­pres­sion on you as a child? Yes, we went to Egypt and Jor­dan with my mother and sis­ters in the mid­dle of the Afghan war, and we could wit­ness up close how po­lit­i­cal in­sta­bil­ity can lit­er­ally kill the travel in­dus­try in days, even if it’s in an­other – yet nearby – coun­try. Still, we felt com­pletely safe and very far from a coun­try at war. I learnt on this trip not to rule out a coun­try on my bucket-list be­cause of what I read in the news, or what in­ter­na­tional safety travel lists ad­vise. It’s all rel­a­tive. What is travel synony­mous with for you? Dis­cov­ery. Apart from trav­el­ling, how do you es­cape on a day-to-day ba­sis? Read­ing, eat­ing and sleep­ing! What is your favourite place around the globe to chill out? Patag­o­nia. For food? Ja­pan. For soul? In­dia. For kids? Any­where and ev­ery­where. Do you know how to travel light? Even since the birth of your daugh­ter? I used to! Un­til I had a baby... Now I feel that if I don’t bring all her clothes with me, they will be too small when I get back! Do you have any spe­cific des­ti­na­tions in mind that you’d like to share with her? Tons! I would like to re­turn to Egypt, dis­cover In­dia and show her Ar­gentina. What do you never travel with­out? My baby and my hus­band! What’s your next fam­ily hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion? We are go­ing to Mex­ico!

Text: Hélène La­halle - Photo: Alexan­dre de Be­tak

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