It's been a while since I last made a vegan travel post, but here it is, and it's about Brussels, Belgium. By now you already know that my favorite place to look up vegan and vegan-friendly places when traveling is HappyCow, and there are quite a few listings for Brussels. The obvious favorites in Brussels are waffles, fries, and chocolate, so I was hoping to find some vegan versions. As we only spent one night in Brussels, it was actually not necessary to try out a lot of places, however.
It's been two and a half years since we last heard a release from one of my favorite hip hop groups CunninLynguists, but they finally came out with a new EP. The Rose EP contains three tracks, which might be considered short even for an EP. However, as per usual, CunninLynguists put out a piece of art that is perfectly on point from the concept itself, to the lyrics, the artwork, and the production. As far as I‘m concerned, a three-track CunninLynguists EP is worth significantly more than a double album from many other so-called artists.
For a while now I have been thinking about writing a blog post in German. When I write about social justice issues in English the focus automatically shifts to North America, even though there is so much to say about Europe, and Germany in particular. That’s why today’s post is going to be in German. I might translate it in the future or post a summary.
I had mentioned in my holiday wish list that I wanted to get a pair of Oxfords from Golden Ponies. As it turned out, my mother got me two pairs for my birthday: the pink pair I mentioned in the other post, and the brown and beige pair I'm going to talk about in this post.
Living in noisy and polluted Athens means that I often have to escape the city for a while. While travel is not always feasible (there is only so much time and money I can spend on travel) there are ways to escape the city without leaving Athens. Exploring the many Athenian neighborhoods opens up a different world and the best area for this is Plaka.
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and known as the “Gate to the World.” It has one of the main ports in the world and was the port of exit for millions of Europeans who left for North America. As a port city, Hamburg also has a rich history in trade with the entire world. As someone who has lived and studied in Hamburg for several years and grown up in the metropolitan region of this beautiful northern city, I have a special relationship with the city and can give you the list of the six things to see and do in Hamburg.
When I wrote my post on zero waste I mentioned some ways to reduce trash in general. I have since found that cutting down on plastic is much more difficult than it seems, especially here in Greece. There are some things that are relatively easy, but others need more effort. These are the things that I find easy, difficult, and a little bit of both when cutting down on plastic.
Intersectionality and the privilege of white vegan men are finally being discussed at a higher rate in the vegan movement. However, many people still don't understand the terms "intersectionality" and "privilege" - and others outright refuse to acknowledge these concepts.
Muslim women who don’t wear hijab are in the unfortunate position to get a lot of outrageous comments from Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
While I understand that non-Muslims don’t necessarily know a lot of things about Islam and may want to ask certain questions there are some things that are really insensitive. Some questions are better left to Google if you’re not willing to actually read a book on the matter.
On the other end of the spectrum, many fellow Muslims tend to feel like somehow their commentary is actually welcome.
In order to make things very simple for everyone, I hereby present to you the twelve things you should never say to a Muslim woman who doesn’t wear hijab.
These are some things that I've been loving lately.
Half Bulgarian Turk, half German living life as an expat in Greece.