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Review: Jack Wolfskin cruelty free winter coat

By Alexandra Redisch When Blacks contacted Sophie’s World and asked if we would test some of their products, it suited me perfectly as I was in dire need of a new winter coat. Winters in Norway can be long and cold, with metres of snow and temperatures sinking to a staggering -25° (and that’s just […]

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Help protect #JustOneRhino – and win fab prizes

Here at Sophie’s World we’re passionate about animal welfare. It’s perhaps genetic: apart from the family and very close friends, our mum/grandmum generally preferred animals to people. The rest of us aren’t quite that extreme, at least not yet. Alexandra is a vegetarian solely for animal welfare reasons, none of us use cosmetics from companies […]

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Chocolate heated to perfect temprature at Scuola del Cioccolato, Perugina

Alex and the Chocolate Factory: how to make chocolate

By Alexandra Redisch in Perugia: How to make chocolate? Easy; you slice, melt, pour. Then you mix the filling: cream, butter, lemon peel, white chocolate and Limoncello. Mmm… Limoncello…

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Top 5 Camping Survival Essentials

I don’t often feature how-to articles here on Sophie’s World. However, we’re going to Wales this summer, and I’m considering giving camping a try. Now to persuade the girls…Today’s guest post comes from freelance writer Tom Armenante. I’ve asked Tom to share his best five camping tips.

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Travel Bloggers Give Back

The cool website Green Global Travel has introduced a series called Travel Bloggers Give Back, asking travel bloggers to write about their favourite charitable organsation. In short, we’re being challenged to use our blogs to make a difference. Can’t say no to that now, can I? Médecins Sans Frontières My preferred humanitarian organisation is MSF, […]

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Barentsburg highlights

Barentsburg, you say? Where on earth… ? The Svalbard archipelago has four settlements of significant size, one of them is Russian. Norway has sovereignty over the archipelago, but the Treaty of Svalbard ensures all parties equal access to scientific and economic activities in the islands. Enter the Soviet Union. Since 1932, Russian company Trust Arktikugol […]

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The Bedoun – Kuwait’s stateless people

On my old blog, I touch upon the issue of the Bedoun (although mostly my ignorance of the matter). This is what I wrote then – from the observation deck of Kuwait Towers: I’m soon joined by the only other westerner here. A journo from a Central European country, he is there to cover the […]

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