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Crazy Three Days in Malta

March 1, 2018

Last year I suggested to Mum that we should buy each other holidays for Christmas. The rules? They have to be European destinations, less than £60 to fly to for both of us and we only find out the destination on Christmas day. The only things we knew beforehand were the dates of the holiday and a few simple clues so we don’t book the same place. Continue Reading…

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A Vegan’s Guide to Eating Out in Vilnius

April 14, 2017

Vilnius is the kind of place that will make a vegan scream out “YAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS!! This is how you do vegan food! Take note, other cities, Valletta, I’m looking at you.” I’m not kidding, guys, Vilnius knows how to do vegan food and it knows how to do it well.

There’s something so right about Eastern Europe and veganism. Forget all those rumours about goose blood soup and pickled beetroot being the only vegetables – I blame the book ‘Everything is Illuminated’. Eastern Europe isn’t anything like that, especially not the Baltic States. They are up-to-date with food trends and always showing off with fresh, organic, vegan meals in hip, modern locations. Oh, and I didn’t even mention the best part yet. Lithuania is cheap. Where else could you buy home made vegan cakes for 23¢ or a five course fine dining experience for €30? Nowhere but Vilnius. Enough rambling and let me tell you about my favourite places in this fabulous city. Continue Reading…

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A Vegan’s Guide to Eating Out in Valletta

March 13, 2017

I think I’ve found the worst capital city in Europe to be a vegan in. Yeah, okay, I’ve never been to Chisinau so I don’t know for sure, but I swear Valletta must be in the top 10. I mean, if Happycow lists ‘Marks and Spencers’ as one of the options you know you’re in trouble.

Because Malta is a small island on the Mediterranean, they are understandably behind on the whole vegan food trend. Think that undersized, undercooked trend that was very fashionable a few years ago. If you’re still on the raw vegan bandwagon, you’re one of the lucky ones and shouldn’t find Malta’s capital too difficult to navigate food-wise (if you can get over the unsafe drinking water situation that is). As for the rest of us, it can be difficult to find substantial meals in the meat eaters Mediterranean. Luckily, I’ve got you covered with a handy guide. Continue Reading…