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Train Ride from Zurich to Frankfurt

Train Ride from Zurich to Frankfurt

Last night I fell asleep to the therapeutic sound of thunder and rain. It was my last night in Switzerland. It had been magical so far — better than I could have imagined. I’m having a love affair with the European summer, I think to myself. It’s cool this morning. The rain is gone, but…

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By Soninke Combrinck, September 3, 2016
A cycle alongside Zugersee in Switzerland

A cycle alongside Zugersee in Switzerland

The Swiss landscape is something to behold. It is something out of The Sound of Music. Manicured carpets of grass stretch wide along Zugersee (Lake Zug) and trees burst out of the earth in an array of colours, from lime to crimson to jade green. Today, a cycle was on the to-do list. I am…

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By Soninke Combrinck, September 2, 2016
Adventure calls on Mount Pilatus

Adventure calls on Mount Pilatus

Lucerne is a city in central Switzerland. It is a compact city, caught between Lake Lucerne and the towering shape of Mount Pilatus. After a short tour of the city highlights, we headed towards the station to grab a bus to the foot of Mount Pilatus. I ended up having one of my stereotypes about the Swiss ruined…

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By Soninke Combrinck, September 1, 2016
Exploring the Cobble Streets of Lucerne

Exploring the Cobble Streets of Lucerne

Time to explore the central city in Switzerland, Lucerne. Lucerne offers a great city sight-seeing tour with a chance to appreciate historic architecture and intricate design, as well as bustling markets. It is famous for its many bridges spanning across the rivers, most notably, the Kapellbrücke, which dates back to 1333. I woke early the next day. It must…

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By Soninke Combrinck, August 30, 2016
Summer in Switzerland

Summer in Switzerland

I’m to Switzerland for a week this summer, what better holiday could I have asked for? The first thing I noticed when I climbed out of the aeroplane was the heat. I had just left Cape Town behind at 16°C and I landed in 33°C in Zurich. That’s more than double the temperature difference. We…

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By Soninke Combrinck, August 29, 2016
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 Soninke Combrinck, July 13, 2015
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 Soninke Combrinck, July 12, 2015
A Summer’s Guide to London

A Summer’s Guide to London

The mercury is pushing the high twenties this week in London. Coming from South Africa we are used to the heat, but the sticky heat in the city is something entirely different. So we endeavoured to escape the summer to a nearby park. We spent the past two mornings splayed on the grass at Morden…

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By Soninke Combrinck, July 11, 2015
A Survival Guide to Wimbledon

A Survival Guide to Wimbledon

I can now officially say I got sun-burnt in London.  It sounds like a bad joke, but my arms and chest are lobster red after a day spent in a warm England sun. It was supposed to be 23°C today – a great way to start Wimbledon. Ruan and I donned shorts, sunglasses and sandals. I rose early…

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By Soninke Combrinck, July 7, 2015
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 Soninke Combrinck, July 6, 2015
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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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