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Vegan in Prague – Experience and City Review
A vegan travel guide to Prague, one of the best cities in Europe to explore vegan food.
From cruises along the Vltava River to evenings in the Old Town Square, Prague is a fairytale city and an incredibly laid back and beautiful place to visit. It effortlessly draws all visitors into its enchanted web of wonder. Prague is one of the worlds most beautiful cities; picturesque, magical and going to sweep you off your feet. The city is magically bohemian, alternative and gorgeous! The people are very sweet and courteous, and Prague is also unbelievably vegan-friendly! Before planning a trip to Prague, be sure to check Expedia.com for information on travel restrictions to the Czech Republic. If you do decide to visit Prague, then you may want to consider getting travel insurance.
Did you know Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th century Europe? During my travels I came across this great website called freetour.com. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guides. You will support students who are happy to practice their English with you while getting to know the city. I highly recommend it! The main attractions and my favorites are the Charles Bridge, the Old Town Square with the Prague Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Quarter, the Petřín Hill and the Lenten Park Viewpoint.
Czech cuisine has both influenced and been influenced by the cuisines of surrounding countries and nations. Enjoying a moderate climate, the Czech Republic can locally produce most of its agricultural products, which find their way into delicious dishes in its capital Prague. Due to its traditional culinary offerings, visiting the Czech Republic as a vegan may still be a challenge. However, this is not the case in the capital city of Prague. Many restaurants are designed to cater completely for vegans. In fact, the capital of the Czech Republic is a vegan paradise. Despite the fact that Czech cuisine is all about stewed meats, dumplings, and heavy sauces vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants have been popping up all over Prague. A whopping 50+ vegan restaurants! It is inspiring to see how creative vegan restaurant owners/chefs can be with their own unique take on local and international cuisine.
Originally a Hungarian dish, goulash found its way into Czech cuisine over time, and today it is as popular as ever, typically prepared in winter. Sauerkraut and dumplings are Czech classics. For dessert I tried Míša řezy, a traditional Czech dessert with coconut quark as the main ingredient. So dobrou chuť! Which can best be translated as “Bon appétit”.
Prague is surrounded by hills and low mountains forming part of the Bohemian Massif. Prague is known as the ‘City of a Hundred Spires‘ because of its beautiful cathedrals and their pointy spires. But you could just as easily call it the City of a Hundred Bridges. According to Prague.net, there are over three hundred bridges in the city. Eighteen of them span the Vltava River. Hundreds more cross many smaller rivers, creeks and valleys.
If it’s your first time in Prague and you’re staying for just a few days, then the Old Town or New Town is definitely the most convenient place to stay. And for a little highlight book a room in one of the boat hotel for a little Vltava river Cruise vibe. You can search for accommodations in the Old Town on Expedia.com or Booking.com. Check out some of the top-rated hotels with a bit of a bohemian twist.
Summary: Traveling as a vegan in Prague is very convenient with plenty of vegan local and international cuisine available and several organic supermarkets with a wide range of vegan products. It is also perfect for nature lovers. A great city to live in for the long term, as the standard of living is on a par with its larger neighbours at comparatively lower prices. It also has a large expat and vegan community plus an excellent public transport system. Prague has so much to offer, and I know it won’t be my last visit!
Vegan in Krakow – Experience and City Review
A vegan travel guide to Krakow (Cracow), one of the best cities in Europe to explore vegan food.
You wouldn’t believe it at first glance, but Poland is a vegetarian’s paradise and for that reason alone a country that must be visited. Not only will you be surprised by the extensive vegan cuisines, but you are also transported into a fairytale – cobblestone streets, a mix of Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic architecture, a sprawling Market Square, and an imposing castle. Before planning a trip to Krakow, be sure to check Expedia.com for information on travel restrictions to the Poland. If you do decide to visit Krakow, then you may want to consider getting travel insurance.
This time I’m headed to Krakow in the south of Poland, Lesser Poland Province also known as Małopolska. Krakow is famous for its mediaeval old town. In those days, it was the national capital, but it is now the second city of Poland behind Warsaw. Krakow’s Old Town is a charming jewel of UNESCO World Heritage and one of the first in the world to be so recognised. Austria, Hungary, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Germany have all influenced Kraków’s cuisine in the past due to their shared history. As well as being a cultural capital, Krakow is also a culinary hub, where you can try vegan dishes from all over the world.
But of course, you must try the typical Polish dishes. Pierogi, Polish dumplings, are a staple food for most Krakowians, and the go-to type is ruskie (Russian), which are stuffed with cheese and potato. Pierogi are usually boiled, savory, and served with sour cream, but you’ll also find fried and sweet versions. A typical cheesecake from Kraków, sernik krakowski, is served for dessert. Vegan versions are so easy to find.
It is estimated the majority of the population identifies as Catholic Christians. Roman Catholic fasting rituals have had a strong influence on Polish food traditions. During the fasts no meat is eaten, so many meatless and fish dishes have become a part of Polish cookery.
The natural landscape features many historic sites. and four national parks and numerous reserves have been established in the voivodeship to protect the environment of Lesser Poland. You can find incredible vegan food and accommodation at half the price of major European cities. The Old Town and the Jewish Quarter (Kazimierz) are the two most important architectural features of the city and are a must see for tourists. During my travels I came across this great website called freetour.com. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guides. You will support students who are happy to practice their English with you while getting to know the city. I highly recommend it!
If it’s your first time in Prague and you’re staying for just a few days, then the Jewish Quarter (Kazimiers) and Old Town are definitely one of the most convenient place to stay. You can search for accommodations at the Jewish Quarter on Expedia.com or Booking.com. Check out some of the top-rated charming hotels.
I also highly recommend the “Vegan Passport”, a small booklet with a short, detailed explanation of what vegan means and what vegans can eat in over 70 languages. This can be very helpful, especially if you are traveling for a prolonged period of time and your hands and feet are no longer sufficient.
Krakow has a lot to offer and I was really impressed and surprised by the abundance of vegan food and fresh produce availability as well as the lush nature of the city.
Vegan Food in Kerala – Southern Part of India
India is a vegetarian paradise and really worth a visit only because of that! You will not only be charmed by the distinctive varieties of spices and smell but also you will be inspired spiritually with Yoga and Meditation.
This time I have visited Kerala, the southern part of India. Kerala literally means – the land of coconut trees. And yes you can find them in every corner and they are incredible cheap and a perfect refreshment! You can buy one for only 30 Rupee which is around 50 Cent. The landscape of Kerala is mainly characterized by its coconut groves on the beaches, the large spice and tea plantations in the highlands and the lush greenery.
Ever since, Kerala has been an important trading center for spices. The principles of Ayurvedic diet had an influence on local cuisine in this area. Rice and tapioca had an important role. Meanwhile, the nambudiri, one of Kerala’s religious communities, eat vegan and avoid garlic, onions and ginger. Typical among them is the court muttokos thoran (fried cabbage). The Muslims in Kerala love to eat thin, flat chapati (indian bread). It only contains whole grain flour, water and salt and is then dipped in homemade coconut milk and enjoyed. Kerala is filled with mixed people of different religions, cultures and lifestyles. The diet is usually very simple. The day begins with yoga and meditation followed with a coconut oil bath. For breakfast, there is idli (steamed coconut rice cake) with coconut chutney, appam (steamed rice pancake) or putr (rice with coconut chips). Whether vegan or not vegan, rice is the basis of all dishes. Curries are made from own gardens grown products such as tapioca, tomatoes, eggplant, herbs and spices. Generally, 3 times a day, you eat warm. In the morning, steamed or baked sour-milkers like dosa, appam, uttapam or idli are combined with a curry dish and the standards Sambar (sweetish sour and spicy vegetable curry with lentils) and coconut chutney. Make sure you don’t have ghee (butter) in the dishes.
At noon it is time for a thali plate. On a metal bowl or classic banana leave around a large portion of rice you will get various curries such as thoran, vadas and chutneys. For the creamy consistency usually coconut milk is used and for frying coconut oil. Avoid the court aviyal (contains yoghurt), kichadi (cucumber yoghurt salad), kaalan (yoghurt curry). Dishes with a very creamy consistency usually contain yogurt or milk. If you are not sure just ask the waiter, they speak english well. In the evening the curries are often served with bread (chapati, parota, roti). The water, which is offered is tap water and should be avoided. Instead buy sealed water bottles or even better fresh coconut water!
All dishes are taken by the locals in combination with a portion of rice or various other side dishes in the most authentic way – without cutlery, only with the right hand. Just try it out! If you eat with your hand use your right hand as the left hand is regarded as unclean. If you like it sweet, try the popular keer or kadalaparippu payasam in Kerala. A sweet, creamy gravy which is made from chickpeas, coconut cream, jaggery (unrefined cane sugar) and ground cardamom garnished with roasted coconut chips, cashew nuts and raisins. It taste sooo good, very mild and simply delicious! In addition to typical local desserts, I prefer the rich selection of fruits that can be found anywhere.
Kerala is rich in nature and full of tropical fruits that needs to be discovered! Driving through the country roads can only mean one thing! Many small breaks. 🙂 The lush greenery and the magnificent scenery often invite you to take a short break to explore the beauty and pick rose apples, cocoa fruit, mango directly from the tree. A dream for every gardener and for everyone who enjoys nature! The people are very friendly and so generous. If you are lucky, you will be invited to eat at a family’s house and you can try the traditional home cooked cuisine. The high educational and life expectancy rate makes Kerala so unique because it is one of the richest states in India.
During my travels I have met so many wonderful people and prepared easy and delicious raw food dishes that everyone can make. This journey was dedicated solely to support locals with their diet and provide them with tools and methods so that they are able to take control back over their diet and also to get another perspective. Sometimes we are caught up in our bubble and new ideas sometimes leads to a new path that helps you grow into the person you want to become. I have been interviewed by asianetnews where I am talking about veganism while doing a raw food workshop.
All in all Kerala has much more to offer than coconuts! The culture as well as the lush and beautiful nature impressed and surprised me very much! The hospitality of the people and their love has touched me. Kerala definitely stole a part of my heart and I already know that this was not the last time in Kerala.
My favorite beaches are in the Philippines. Specially Palawan has many beautiful isolated beaches. On this Video you´ll see El Nido which is a very lade back place where you can dream away! You will also see Boracay, Coron and Puerto Galera.