I was melting cheese with Laurina and Franziska (my wonderful couchsurfing hosts) when my Facebook pinged. I had a message from Zezil, a friend from penthouse hostel in cape town. ‘You’re in Zurich!? I live here!’. Fast forward a few hours and I’m with Zezil and the girls in the city centre drinking large beers and being sang to by a weeeeird Lionel Richie impersonator. High five to spontaneous reunions and Africa catch ups.