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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
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 Soninke Combrinck, 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 Soninke Combrinck, 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 Soninke Combrinck, 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 Soninke Combrinck, August 9, 2017
Afternoon Delight at Honest Chocolate

Afternoon Delight at Honest Chocolate

Honest Chocolate is not that hang you go to every day. It is a treat. A visit to Honest Chocolate is full of cocoa decadence that fills every corner of the room. This local Cape Town cafe on Wale Street is the best indulgence in the city. You notice it when you first step into…

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By Soninke Combrinck, June 19, 2017
Pancakes and Castles at Graskop

Pancakes and Castles at Graskop

Today was road trip day. After two successful trips into Kruger National Park, my uncle decided to show us the other treasures hidden in this part of Mpumalanga. We were to drive east towards Graskop, a little tourist town. Then northeast towards the edge of the world, to peer through God’s Window. Once there, we would…

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By Soninke Combrinck, June 17, 2017
A Winter Country Getaway in McGregor

A Winter Country Getaway in McGregor

It felt good to be nestled in my corner of the world again. It had been a while since I was back in the little village of McGregor where I grew up. I take a moment to breathe in the silence. I arrived on Friday night a while after sunset. The road trip up from McGregor…

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 31, 2017
Sunday Morning Brunch at Mojo Market

Sunday Morning Brunch at Mojo Market

The long awaited food-and-lifestyle market has opened on Regent Street in Sea Point. Mojo Market is a fiesta of various food vendors and designers all sharing the space. This market will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is one of the first of its kind in Cape Town. This little…

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By Soninke Combrinck, May 22, 2017
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