It’s that time of the year again when everyone is preparing for the holiday season. Christmas decorations are everywhere and people are starting to think about gifts to buy for the people in their lives. Even here in Greece, where Easter is a bigger holiday than Christmas, public places and stores are already decorated.
To be honest, Bucharest was never on my list of places to visit. I had heard people compare it to Paris, but they say the same things about Montreal, and, as much as I love Montreal, it doesn’t really have anything in common with Paris. The only reason I went to Bucharest this October was to visit a friend of mine. We had been talking about meeting up in Vienna, but it wasn’t quite as easy to organize that, and since Ryanair offers flights to Bucharest from Athens I booked a flight for a long weekend.
I have always loved books. My passion for reading was instilled in me by my late father who made sure that I read a lot from a very early age. I started reading years before I started school and had already finished entire children’s books for eight-year-olds by the time I was six.
Before I traveled to Bucharest in late October to visit a dear friend, I did what all vegans do when traveling, I checked out HappyCow to see what vegan or vegan-friendly options could be found at my destination. I didn’t expect much, so I was filled with excitement when I saw not three vegetarian restaurants with vegan options but, rather, eight vegan places. Granted, this is not much compared with Western European or North American cities, but I’m in Athens, Greece, where we don’t even have one fully vegan restaurant.
Half Bulgarian Turk, half German living life as an expat in Greece.