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Stepping into Autumn in the Cape Winelands

Stepping into Autumn in the Cape Winelands

I like Cape Town in May. The heat has dimmed, and the wind has finally settled. Autumn breaks and the mornings greet you with a cooler edge. Life finally starts to slow down after our summer loving on the beach. As leaves start to turn, I feel a spring enter my step. We are on…

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By soninkec, May 3, 2017
Catching and releasing: Kamilla Newman

Catching and releasing: Kamilla Newman

Kamilla Newman sat with her long hair scrunched in a pony, squinting through her glasses as she tried to formulate an answer to my question: Why do you dance on UCT campus? “Nobody gets the reason. Essentially what the events were: it was orientation last year (2015) and I got to campus early. I had an…

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By soninkec, April 19, 2017
How to be a Conscious Traveller

How to be a Conscious Traveller

We are a fortunate generation – we live in a globalised world where once far-away destinations are now a hop-skip-and-jump away. With a plane ride, we can jet off to Vietnam, explore the Amazon, or find ourselves on a safari at the very tip of Africa. How can we become conscious travellers? More people are travelling…

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By soninkec, April 5, 2017
Strolling through Company Gardens in March

Strolling through Company Gardens in March

Many who travel think exploring a new city is about raving at the nightclubs, clambering aboard buses and meandering along city tours. I guess it is a little about that. But for me, it is about the in-between spaces I find myself suspended in. It’s those unique encounters that remind us we are all merely…

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By soninkec, March 25, 2017
Lunch on top of Table Mountain

Lunch on top of Table Mountain

The morning was warm, but the early morning coolness still lingered in the indigenous forest. We zigzagged up the steep staircase that makes up the first half of the trail up Skeleton Gorge. We were only a third of the way up but our breathing was heavy and our hearts were racing. I paused to look…

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By soninkec, March 20, 2017
Jolynn Minaar Unearthed

Jolynn Minaar Unearthed

“I was never certain that I wanted to be a documentary filmmaker,” Jolynn Minaar smiled sheepishly. “‘Unearthed’ itself is a production I never really anticipated.” Once she heard fracking was to make itself at home in her Karoo, Jolynn embarked on a journey to the United States in 2011 to explore the world of hydraulic…

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By soninkec, March 19, 2017
Wining and Dining with the Four Cousins

Wining and Dining with the Four Cousins

I am on my way back into my corner of the Klein Karoo. It was raining when we left Cape Town, but as we passed through the Huguenot Tunnel, the African sun greeted us. I watched as the landscape changed from fynbos to a patchwork of vineyards sprawled alongside the R60. It feels good getting…

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By soninkec, March 15, 2017
Hiking up Devil’s Peak

Hiking up Devil’s Peak

I’m standing on top of Devil’s Peak, marvelling at the world. You can see every corner of Cape Town from this height, from the City Bowl to the Southern Suburbs, the forested Tokai region and even all the way to Gordon’s Bay. I breathe it all in. Silence. It was a golden morning. I could…

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By soninkec, March 9, 2017
Sitting at Truth Coffee for my Weekly Therapy

Sitting at Truth Coffee for my Weekly Therapy

Baristas are sort of like the modern day bartenders – that is – therapists to the common man. In films you always see that one guy sitting in the corner, sipping his whisky and confiding in the disgruntled barman. He wails about his marital problems or work issues while the bartender nods absent-mindedly while wiping…

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By soninkec, February 26, 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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