Category: LOCAL LOVE

Ciao ancora da Varese!

Ciao ancora da Varese!

So, here I am. Back in Italy in the blink of an eye. I must say, I’m pretty chuffed about the fact that I’ll be dodging winter once again. That means the last time I really had a proper winter was in 2014. That’s how […]

Tiramisu tasting in Treviso

Tiramisu tasting in Treviso

Living in Italy taught me to appreciate quite a few things. Even things I thought I appreciated before, but turned out I never fully did. To name a few: Cheese, coffee, tomatoes, risotto, pasta, cannoli, gelato and, of course, Tiramisu. Never having been a fan of rich […]

The story behind the Waenhuiskrans cave

The story behind the Waenhuiskrans cave

Squeezed in the back of the car between two car seats, occupied by a toddler and a 3-month-old, off we were to Waenhuiskrans – also known as Arniston – for the weekend. An easy 2-hour drive (depending on traffic and toilet breaks) makes it a […]

Mastering the snowplough in Chamonix

Mastering the snowplough in Chamonix

I know now, love at first sight does exist. It’s called Chamonix. Roughly three hours’ drive from Milan, Chamonix is situated in the Haute-Savoie region of France. It is bordered by Switzerland and Italy and lies below the majestic Aiguilles de Chamonix mountain range which peaks […]

A Sunday cycle around Lake Varese

A Sunday cycle around Lake Varese

Having moved to Italy at the beginning of 2015, one thing was for sure: I’d have to relearn how to ride a bicycle. Whoever came up with the saying “It’ll come back to you, it’s just like riding a bike!”, needs a slap. If you […]

Ubuntu Cross Border Foundation

Ubuntu Cross Border Foundation

Did you know that there are an estimated 153 million children worldwide, ranging from infants to teenagers, that have lost one or both parents (UNICEF). HIV/AIDS has orphaned 17.9 million children, most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia (UNICEF). These stats were quite a shock […]

A crash course on Italian coffee culture

A crash course on Italian coffee culture

It’s one thing moving to a new city, it’s a completely different thing moving to a new country. And if you’re going to be a stranger in a new place, you at least want to do it with a good cup of coffee in your hand, right? […]

How HQ restaurant converted me to a steak-lover

How HQ restaurant converted me to a steak-lover

I am sure the majority of you reading this have been to HQ restaurant more than once. I, however, experienced this much talked about steakhouse for the first time recently, and the experience has turned me into a steak-lover. True story. My first thought as […]

Muizenberg’s oldest shop

Muizenberg’s oldest shop

The last man standing, the fittest survivor, the old kid on the block… That is how I would describe Majestic Cafe in Muizenberg – the oldest shop in Muizenberg, established in 1937 and still creating holiday vibes selling fish & chips and soft serve like hot […]

A21 Campaign – abolishing human trafficking

A21 Campaign – abolishing human trafficking

There are so many local initiatives to get involved in to help make difference and spread the love in our local communities!  This category on Localize Me will focus on all these different initiatives and also let you know how you can get involved in […]

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