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MAME Coffee Shop in Zurich – A Home away from Home

MAME Coffee Shop in Zurich – A Home away from Home

Sometimes you can spot a speciality coffee shop from a mile away. This was the case with MAME, a humble cafe on Josefstrasse in District 5 in Zurich. Little did I know that I was about to walk into the jewel of the craft coffee industry. The air in Zurich was crips and a light fog…

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By Soninke Combrinck, December 5, 2018
A Snowy Expedition to Engelberg

A Snowy Expedition to Engelberg

The day had finally arrived. I woke up to see the surrounding mountains crowned in snow. Eager to get out and play, I convinced my hosts to go for a hike. In no time at all, we were cosy in the car, on our way to Engelberg. Engelberg is an alpine town nestled in the…

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By Soninke Combrinck, December 2, 2018
Getting a little Wayward and Lost in Städtlerwald

Getting a little Wayward and Lost in Städtlerwald

As the season slows and I settle into a new life here in Switzerland, I am trying to explore as much of my surroundings as possible. Every day I pull on my boots, my coat and my gloves and I venture into the Swiss landscape to explore the place I now call home. One of the most…

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By Soninke Combrinck, November 16, 2018
Exploring Autumn in Switzerland

Exploring Autumn in Switzerland

Autumn has graced the landscape of Switzerland. I descended into a cool morning of fog twisting around red trees and a temperature of about 8°C. Marc collected me from the airport and took me along a languid drive home through the fiery forest. I am going to be in Switzerland for the next three months,…

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By Soninke Combrinck, November 13, 2018
Midnight in Milan

Midnight in Milan

“I’m sorry, I can’t go. I’m flying to Milan this weekend.” It even sounded glamorous when I sounded it out, Mi-lan! Rebecca and I were headed to Lake Como just north of the fashion capital of the world to soak up the autumn colours. It sort of started off with a few bumps in the…

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By Soninke Combrinck, October 29, 2017
Playing in Toy Land: A trip to Tibidabo

Playing in Toy Land: A trip to Tibidabo

A little dazed and half confused, we disembarked off the T2A bus at the top of Tibidabo mountain overlooking Barcelona city. As we stepped off the bus after our rollercoaster ascent, we blinked away the bright sunlight. I breathed in the fresh mountain air. I felt right at home. We staggered onto the hillside, marvelling…

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By Soninke Combrinck, October 10, 2017
Park Guell: it’s a jungle out there

Park Guell: it’s a jungle out there

I wiped the sweat off my forehead. My eyebrows knitted as my eyes attempted to squeeze out the sunlight. I cursed myself for not bringing my sunglasses on my little exploration. Overcast days in Barcelona are deceptive as the sun glances off the clouds into your eyes. Okay, let’s just take this one step at…

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By Soninke Combrinck, September 22, 2017
Segovia: A Fairytale come True

Segovia: A Fairytale come True

And so it begins: the journey to drop off the youngest Combrinck on her first day of university. She will be attending IE University in Segovia, Spain, the kind of place whose name seems so fantastical it could be the country Anne Hathaway rules in Princess Diaries. We decided to trek to Segovia by train….

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By Soninke Combrinck, September 7, 2017

The Old and the New: a trip to the Harbour

To explore the city of Barcelona is to straddle the old and the new. Today I got to sightsee along the harbour where I visited my university, before heading to the ‘old town’ to soak up some history. I am sitting in the courtyard of the Museu Frederic Marès, in Barcelona old town, breathing in the city….

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By Soninke Combrinck, August 30, 2017
Help! I’m moving to Barcelona

Help! I’m moving to Barcelona

Barcelona is hot. It’s got that jungle fever. Everything sticks to you; your hair, your clothes, the car seat. My first impression was not flattering. I landed in a haze at Barcelona airport, and an orange dust had settled in the city. I could only just make out the mounds which I soon realised were…

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By Soninke Combrinck, August 29, 2017
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My name is Soninke, but I am more affectionately known as 'Sunny'. I am a food obsessed, coffee loving travel bug who wants to save the world. Tag along on my journey as I try to navigate this crazy thing called life.
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