If you saw my posts on minimalist packing for a week in Hamburg and Hamburg’s Speicherstadt, you know that we spent the first week of May in Hamburg visiting family and friends. Living in Hamburg, I never had to seek out vegan restaurants as I was still vegetarian, which is a lot easier with regards to eating out. My expectations were quite high as I had already found a multitude of options on HappyCow. Compared to my previous travels as a vegan (Corfu, Bucharest, Rome, Brussels), this trip was so much more filled with exciting vegan options.
Brother Ali has been one of my favorite rappers ever since “Shadows on the Sun” came out. I was immediately hooked on the subject matter, rhymes, and flow, and, of course, Ant's (of Atmosphere) production.
Privilege is something that has often been discussed in recent years but rarely understood. One group of people that is often overlooked but could potentially explain the issue to those who enjoy privilege are people of mixed ethnicity. In this post, I want to shed some light on the issue from my own perspective and experience.
Hair care can be a difficult topic when you’re vegan because a lot of the products out there are not vegan and cruelty-free. Luckily, since I try to live a more minimalist lifestyle I want to keep the number of products I use very low and am not too concerned with owning tons of different, new products.
We just got back from a week-long trip to Hamburg, and since I already mentioned Hamburg's Speicherstadt (literally: "warehouse city") in my top six things to see and do in Hamburg, I would like to go into a little bit more detail. As the Speicherstadt was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July 2015 and is certainly one of the most beautiful and impressive sights in Hamburg let me give you an overview of its history and some of the things you can do there.
I have previously written about ethical fashion and the truth about fast fashion and can now happily say that I haven’t purchased anything from a fast fashion brand in over a year. We have to realize that anything that is fast and makes a lot of money is probably problematic with regards to human rights, animal rights, and the environment.
On Sunday, my boyfriend and I will be flying to Hamburg for one week to visit family and friends. As you know from my post on minimalist packing for Rome, I prefer to travel with hand luggage only. This is generally not difficult if you remember to focus on the things you really need.
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.
Half Bulgarian Turk, half German living life as an expat in Greece.