Vegan beauty and skincare is not something I’ve spoken about much on my channel or blog before, and to be honest with you I’m definitely no expert when it comes to these things! However any skincare range that is vegan, cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging definitely makes me sit up and take notice.
So immediately after my previous vlog, I took off looking for a vegan restaurant that Happy Cow claimed was inside the university. Unfortunately I got a wee bit lost along the way.
OK, you can probably see there that the title for this video is actually something else. But I’m trying this new thing where I don’t swear so much. But seriously guys…horse racing is bad. It’s so bad.
As I mentioned in my previous post, my first week in Chiang Mai was a bit bumpy; not because there was anything wrong with Chiang Mai but because I was processing some of my feelings after being scammed twice in Bangkok and also because I was missing my husband. So this video actually started out as a regular vlog but some other emotions came up.
I made my first trip to Veganerie after I arrived in Bangkok on the overnight bus from Khao Lak. I’ll be completely honest with you; Veganerie is the main reason I went to Bangkok in the first place. That sounds extreme, but nobody who has been to Veganerie would ever doubt the merits of such a decision!
About three weeks ago, I passed through Bangkok (and soon I will share the reason why!) If you follow me on social media, you will already know where I’m going with this…yes, for me and plenty of other vegans, no trip to Bangkok is complete without at least one visit to the scrumptious Veganerie!
When it came to eating vegan in Phuket, I had actually arrived on the island with a bit of trepidation. I’d been told that eating vegan or even vegetarian was way harder in southern Thailand that it is in the north, and so I’d resigned myself to the fact that I might be eating most of my meals out of roadside fruit stands. Not that that idea bothered me – I love fruit! – but every now and then a girl needs a big bowl of rice, right?
In this installment of The Lost Book Club, we’re reading a book that covers a topic close to my heart – travelling while maintaining a vegan diet! The truth is that before I went vegan, my biggest concern was that travelling as a vegan would be really difficult. In fact, I was convinced it would be way too hard to even attempt. After taking the plunge, however, I can assure you that it most definitely is much simpler than it sounds. This is why when I heard that a new vegan travel guide was coming out, I jumped on the opportunity to share it with you.
I tried and tried to come up with a better name for this post. I really did! But you know how a working title sometimes sticks? Yeah. I pondered and pondered over what creative and, you know, not lame words I could come up with to describe this post to you, and I couldn’t decide on anything. So this will have to do. Here is what happened to me this year. Spoiler alert: It was hard, but I wouldn’t change it for anything.
Although our first few days in Phuket were very smoky and hazy, things fortunately cleared up by the middle of our first week. This meant we were finally able to enjoy some sunny weather and blue skies (perhaps a little too much actually, as we got pretty badly sunburnt on the first clear day!)