Hi, I’m Nina!
I’m a 30-something cosmopolitan vegan traveler who grew up in Germany and now lives in Greece.
Contrary to many travel bloggers, I haven’t been traveling the world since my childhood. International travel was simply not something my family could afford. In fact, the first time I got on a plane, I was already in my early 20s. However, I have always been curious about the world due to my family’s background. Not only had my father come to Germany as a political refugee from Bulgaria. Our family also belonged to the marginalized community of Bulgarian Turks, tracing our ancestry all the way back to Central Asia!
I went vegan in 2016 and always seek out vegan restaurants and businesses giving fellow vegan travelers an authentic overview. Naturally, as a woman who loves to explore the different regions of our planet, I care very much for how we treat this planet, and I strive to live more sustainably.
I would also like to use this blog to illustrate how diverse travel is. Western male bloggers dominate the travel niche, and most of them are not sensitive to issues like appropriation, exotification, and other problems in travel writing. I want to encourage women from marginalized communities to travel to places where they will not be othered. As I currently reside in Greece, travel in the Balkan peninsula has become a priority in recent years. A summary of my post on the reasons Tirana is my favorite city in the Balkans was shared by the city’s tourism portal. This summary was subsequently shared by the mayor of Tirana as well as various Albanian embassies around the world. Furthermore, I have contributed to Look at our World travel magazine, and have been interviewed by Vegtravelbuddies. While many travel bloggers shy away from voicing their opinions on more serious matters, I offer an authentic view into the mind of a progressive Muslim feminist vegan.
Travel is one of the best ways to connect people and broaden our horizons and has become more accessible recently. Let’s travel the world without harming other cultures, our planet, or the animals who share this planet with us!
Thank you for joining me on this journey!