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 spent 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 Berlin sex club 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.
Planning a trip to Spain? Great choice, but where to go?! This perfect Spain road trip takes you down along the Spanish East Coast. Starting in Barcelona, a beautiful city with lots of diversity. But that’s not the only city you have to see… Ready? Buckle up and let’s go!
Start in Barcelona
If you think about the most popular Italian dishes as they are known internationally, you might end up believing that Italy and its capital, Rome, aren’t some of the best destinations for vegan travelers. A deeper look at the offer of local markets, street food, restaurants, and at the products of Mother Nature, which has always been so generous with Italy, will make you reconsider the question of whether or not vegan Rome is a thing (vegan Bologna is absolutely a thing). There are a few essential vegan travel tips you need to know for enjoying Rome vegan (and do check out the ETIAS requirements if you are travelling from a non-Schengen area) and be sure that beautiful surprises are awaiting you when you explore the vegan Rome!
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. This is the women’s spiritual retreats 2021 edition!
“Look at all the healthy food Berlin has!” Said no one ever.
I realised at some point 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.
If you’ve been reading my articles about spas around the world, you might have noticed an emerging pattern. If you haven’t — newsflash: I seem to have taken a liking to getting buck naked in public. I mean, who doesn’t? Right? Righhhhhhttttt? Anyone? Well, ok, fine. Today, for a change, let me tell you about this one time in Iceland when I did not in fact get naked at the spa. It does happen, sometimes. But can you go to the Blue Lagoon naked? What is wrong with you, you perverts!
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.
Many European cities have a rich history, exciting culture and appeal to those who seek a new place to call home — but it’s safe to say that Berlin is among the most popular and truly diverse cities you could hope to hang your hat. In this post, I’ll help you decide where to unpack your bag for living in Berlin with an easy-to-digest guide of the best neighbourhoods in Berlin.