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With all the amazing vegan food I get to eat when I travel it would be easy to assume that being vegan is always simple and fun. While it’s not nearly as difficult as I used to think it would be there are still some challenges when you’re vegan.
I have mentioned before in my posts on zero waste and cutting down on plastic that I have been trying to find ways to reduce the amount of plastic I use and trash I produce. While it’s not possible to live completely zero waste, I think any serious attempt at harming the environment less in our day to day life is helpful. When you become more conscious of your negative impact on the planet you genuinely start to enjoy the ways in which you can decrease the damage you cause.
Let me apologize for the absence these past ten or so days. I was going to put up a post on the vegan food I had in Warsaw before flying to Milan, but then I noticed that I could no longer find the picture of the best burger I've ever had. Without that picture, the post about Warsaw would have been a bit obsolete, so I skipped it. Then we traveled to Milan, so here I am with all the details on the vegan food I had in Italy's second largest city.
Ah, traveling as a vegan... By now you have surely realized that I love food and travel equally, and there’s not much I like more than finding vegan food in new and unfamiliar destinations. That has not changed on my recent trip to Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria
I just got back from a long weekend in Sofia so I haven't really had time for a new post. Therefore, I decided to opt for something that still shows you a bit from my recent trip to Malta (check out my sneak peak and my detailed posts on the trip itself and the vegan food I had there).
As you saw in my little sneak peek post, this year’s summer vacation was spent in the picturesque island country of Malta. I’m planning a more detailed post on my time there, but I wanted to start with a post about all the fantastic vegan food I had there. Malta is by no means a vegan paradise, and options are actually fairly limited (especially when compared with Hamburg and Warsaw), but it helps to keep in mind that Malta is actually the smallest country in the EU. This meant that we kept going back to the same few places again and again if we found them to provide good vegan food.
I recently watched the documentary “The Human Experiment” and was quite shocked at the toxins that are found in a lot of products that we use on a daily basis. Some things are, of course, more difficult to change, such as furniture (most of us can’t really afford to buy all new furniture just because we saw a documentary that scared us). With other things, however, it’s a lot easier, one such thing being makeup. It’s a matter of fact that we don’t actually need makeup so why don’t we try to lower the number of products we buy and make sure that we invest more in our health? That’s why it’s my new mission to try and buy only toxin-free makeup from now on. There are quite a few brands who make so-called “natural” makeup, and there are several products that look fairly interesting. Of course, they also have to be vegan and cruelty-free which makes the list a bit smaller, but I prefer that, as it gives me a better overview.
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.
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.
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.
Half Bulgarian Turk, half German living life as an expat in Greece.