I remember being at my Couchsurfing host Laura in Milan in preparation for my arrival to Berlin, about five years ago. She happened to be living between the two cities and spending a lot of her weekends in Berlin and kept yapping on about how free-spirited Berlin was. Specifically, she mentioned several times how wonderful it was that people were just strutting totally nude in clubs like Berghain and Kitkat Berlin, getting it on in public as casually as you’d sip on a beer on a rocking chair on the porch of the Marina back where I’m from.
I fell in love with being in a German nude spa at Vabali spa berlin.
I know some of my German friends would roll their eyes at me for saying that Germans love themselves a bit of mixed gender nudity. Ahh yes, the German nude spa topic, here we go. But upon visiting vabali, I think they totally do. If you’re not familiar with the Freikörperkultur, of FKK (free body culture), chances are you will after spending some time in Germany. At the very least, you will have heard of a nude spa Germany one way or another. And while some would simplify that the FKK movement was born as a form of resistance against the East German regime, nudism in Germany has its roots way further in history.
So you’ve decided you want to embrace ancient Shamanic plant medicines by heading on an ayahuasca retreat but don’t know where to start? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Deciding to take the plunge into your first ayahuasca retreat is a pretty big deal, and deciding which retreat to go to is an even bigger one. You’ll have many questions, I’m sure. What can I expect on an ayahuasca retreat? Where can I find the best retreats? How do I choose the right ayahuasca retreat for me?
Stockholm’s vegan scene is rather small but definitely vibrant and varied. The one thing I found a bit strange is how most vegan places are only open for lunch, but there are a few places that offer dinner too, of course. I won’t bore you too much with an intro, but I just want to say that the vegan Stockholm scene has some of the best fast food and Asian food I’ve ever had, and a throng of cute little hipster cafes worth crashing for some healthy breakfast food and delicious coffee. I loved Stockholm and it’s made it to one of my favourite places in Europe for vegan food!
Screw men. Haha lol, not really, but just a tiny bit, still. This 2021, all I want is to gather with soul sisters and practice mindfulness away from men in a women retreat where I can let my hair down and my inner Wild Woman run free.
“Look at all the healthy food Berlin has!” Said no one ever.
I realised at some that what I’ve been writing about Berlin, and not only but also including the vegan scene, has been totally hedonistic. Vegan burgers, all the fast food, clubbing naked and plain just getting naked. I’ve done a pretty decent job in my now five years in Berlin, I’d say. But Berlin is not just that, I promise you.
Today, I wanted to talk about my top 10 vegan Europe travel destinations for the year.
Europe is a magnet for travellers from all over the world, and for vegans, it definitely deserves the title of meat-free mecca continent-wide. The same is also true for travellers and those on vacation who just want to eat healthier, and do their bit for the environment and animal compassion. We don’t all have to tuck into steaks all the time, and you too can embark on a travel odyssey as part of your exploration of the mighty continent of the most vegan-friendly cities in Europe. Being a vegan in Europe is definitely easy!
If you loved Berlin for all its dishevelled and raw charm and have been told countless times “this ain’t the real Germany”, consider yourself in luck, as there is another little slice of imperfect paradise waiting to be discovered less than 200km away! Leipzig is neither the Germany these people are referring to — and you will love it. In fact, if you are not a big fan of big bustling cities, you may love Leipzig even more than Berlin. And vegan Leipzig is a treat to be discovered.
It’s taken me the best of the last five to wrap my head around all the Berlin vegan restaurants and I’m excited to finally present you the best vegan restaurants Berlin has in store. Just for you guys, I’ve eaten my way around the best vegan Berlin trail, chomping on the finest vegan kebabs, burgers, doughnuts, cakes… in fact, just pick your favourite food. I’ve probably eaten it vegan in Berlin.
I was a bit underwhelmed the first-ever time I set foot in Berlin. I thought the city lacked in “WOW” factor and was sprawling too much and missing some form of a focal point. Some may beg to differ, but this was my first impression. So whenever I get asked for my best Instagram spots Berlin recommendations, I always find it a bit ironic.