Written By:

Christie Miles

Current Rock of Residence:

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Island Girl Since:

February 2014 (though it feels a lot longer)

Originally Hails From:

South Africa

Christie originally comes from a farm in South Africa (yes, double check that profile picture – SA has white people too!). She found herself living on her little Caribbean rock (or pebble, as it often feels) by complete accident. After visiting for what was meant to be a two week break from her New York internship, she made the impetuous decision to miss her flight back to the concrete jungle and instead, trade in her heels and skyline party life for… well, rum punch and gully washes, it turns out.

Christie is 24 years old and admittedly, the impulsive decision has lead to a few sweaty nightmares and the odd “I told you so” lecture from her partially supportive parents. Nonetheless, two years later (after going home for a four month “explore her options” trip), she’s back on her 417km squared island and loving it (mosquitoes and all).

Having grown into this island lifestyle, Christie has now regressed to needing help with fashion choices and has lost all hope in being able to walk in a pair of high heels – but put a flip flop in this girl’s hand and she will conquer the world, one cockroach at a time!

You can follow her daily activities on Instagram @islandlife_girl.

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