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Living along Rue Montorgueil in Paris

Living along Rue Montorgueil in Paris

I squeezed into my little cabin I would call home for the next few days. It was a tough haul with all my luggage, and I definitely looked like a tourist when I arrived at Rue Montorgueil. I quietly surveyed the room as the AirB&B guy walked me through the rules. “And finally, here is your terrace,…

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By soninkec, August 26, 2017
Drinks at Cafe de Port

Drinks at Cafe de Port

Four figures came waffling down the street with their dim lit cigarettes lighting the way. They aren’t the only curious fellows you see floating around Cafe de Port in Brignogan. Sprawled on the jet red chairs are two American tourists, drawling loudly. Behind me is an elderly couple, and just to their left, a group…

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By soninkec, August 24, 2017
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Little Hollywood: Summer in France

Little Hollywood: Summer in France

We were untouchable, cruising along the narrow farm roads in the Audi at 120km an hour. The French farmland tore by us as the car ate the ground in front of it. German hip-hop was blaring on the radio as we crossed the quiet Kerlouan landscape in the summer of 2017. The days we spent…

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By soninkec, August 23, 2017
How to make a Flat White with Fleet Coffee

How to make a Flat White with Fleet Coffee

From humble beginnings, Cheslin Grobler started a successful string of coffee shops called Fleet Coffee in the Cape Winelands. This young entrepreneur has gone from barista to coffee shop owner, bringing great local coffee to a corner near you. Why “Fleet” Coffee? Cheslin grew up in the Cape Winelands and called Wellington ‘home’. While at…

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By soninkec, August 9, 2017
Our Final Hours in London

Our Final Hours in London

It is with heavy hearts that we turn our tails to London. As the plane passes over the patchwork landscape of green parks and suburbs, I ponder about what I will miss most. Reading the Metro on the tube definitely became one of my highlights. We had become so accustomed to that routine we felt like we…

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By soninkec, July 13, 2017
Having a Sweet Tooth in London

Having a Sweet Tooth in London

Sometimes getting lost is the best way of finding something, whether in the real world or within yourself. I think getting lost in London is one of the most wonderful things to do. You never know what is around the next corner and it is always a pleasant surprise. You always find the neatest little stores….

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By soninkec, July 12, 2017
An Afternoon along the River Thames

An Afternoon along the River Thames

I can get fat on gourmet food in London.  The city seems to be bursting with markets, street vendors and restaurants wherever we turn. Delicious smells are always wafting through the air, seducing us. Freshly baked bread, crispy bacon, newly roasted coffee… this cacophony of scents attack your senses and you become drunk on the…

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By soninkec, July 6, 2017
Seeing the Sights on the Isle of Skye

Seeing the Sights on the Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is like a film set. It is quite fitting that Dave insists on playing movie soundtracks for much of our journey throughout the island. We climbed onto the island from the mainland using the Skye Bridge. We arrive early afternoon, so we spent the rest of the day exploring the Isle….

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By soninkec, July 3, 2017
Taking it to the streets of London

Taking it to the streets of London

The Old Street is a hub of creativity and hipsters. Strolling along Shoreditch is like visiting Woodstock on any ordinary day in Cape Town. Street art and graffiti wash the walls, gourmet restaurants line the roads, and it is also a new area – recently converted from old factories to an up and coming hipster joint….

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By soninkec, June 29, 2017
Out and About in London Town

Out and About in London Town

The day started like a typical Sunday – lui en rustig. We shared a lazy morning and afternoon with family, and an adventurous afternoon with friends exploring London Town. I rolled out of bed early with the sun to find Chris already entertaining Chewie – the Cavapoo puppy – downstairs. Once the rest of the house…

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By soninkec, June 22, 2017
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