Useful Things to Know as a Vegetarian or Vegan in Vietnam

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Some Asian cuisines like Chinese, Thai, and Korean are traditionally based around the five taste “elements”: spicy (metal), sour (wood), bitter (fire), salty (water) and sweet (earth). The Vietnamese cuisine has the same tradition. All of those five tastes are … Continue reading

Useful Things to Know Before You Visit Bali

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In Bali I felt an incredibly strong, positive energy. The last time I felt such energy was in Ko Phangan. 90% of Balinese are Hindu and most believe in Karma. The people are very warm-hearted and smile a lot. Even … Continue reading

Useful Things to Know as a Vegetarian or Vegan in Bali

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It is very easy to find vegetarian, vegan or even raw food in Bali. Especially in the touristic areas of Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, and Ubud. Also the less touristic Sanur, where we did pet sitting for six weeks, has some … Continue reading

Useful things to know as a Vegetarian or Vegan in Laos

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My first time in Laos in 2015 I ate a lot of rice soups and fruits. Culinary, it definitely wasn’t my highlight in Asia. Since Laos was colonised by France, until it won autonomy in 1949, the baguettes are part … Continue reading

Useful things to know before you visit Thailand

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Amazing food, beautiful beaches, massages, cheap, rich cultur, safe, tropical fruits, smiling people, and sun are only a few things I love about Thailand. The first time I visited Thailand was in June / July 2012 for three weeks with … Continue reading

Travel as a vegan in Eastern Europe

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It wasn’t hard to travel as a vegan in Eastern Europe. The Mediterranean climate produces delicious vegetables and fruits. Grains, nuts, and seeds are easy to buy in most grocery stores. So if you have a kitchen it is easy … Continue reading

Vegan Carbonara

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Carbonara is a pasta dish with bacon, egg and cheese and is one of the classics of the Italian cuisine. After my boyfriend raved about a vegan version we had in an Italian restaurant, I was inspired to surprise him … Continue reading

Traditional Mediterranean Hummus

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Since a dear friend introduced me to hummus, I have been preparing it quite often. The word originates from the Arabic and means “chickpea”. It is an oriental specialty consisting of pureed chickpeas and sesame paste. It goes great together … Continue reading