Zafiri | April 30, 2024

Port cities theme this Digest – HelsinkiIstanbul and Gothenburg have now been added to Zafiri, each with notes for runners, cyclists and swimmers. That’s the Nordics covered with the exception of Stockholm and Reykjavik (remember Oslo and Copenhagen). The warmer latitude of South Africa’s Western Cape balances icy Baltic dips. Greyton and Tulbagh are two new locations for runners and mountain bikers, part of a tour which includes Stellenbosch and coastal Hermanus.

Will Ross | April 2, 2024

Visited Oslo, Gothenburg and Helsinki to audit winter dipping locations and new guides for Zafiri. The Year of the Hare and Icebreakers were the highlight reads for leaning into the Finnish theme, with The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared from Jonas Jonasson an entertaining read. Summer was in motion in the Cape Winelands for a wedding – Tulbagh and Greyton are new frontiers. icebreakers. Edward Burtynsky’s Extraction/Abstraction at Saatchi Gallery.