You’ve probably noticed that we didn’t upload a new blog post last Sunday. We decided to only publish something every two weeks from now on, since we both are pretty busy at the moment and we want this blog to be something fun & not another stressful task on our to-do lists. I hope y’all understand! 🙂 Still we love that we began to use this platform more than half a year ago. It’s not only awesome to hear and read your thoughts about our blog posts, but it also became some kind of diary for us about the adventures we experience together.
Today’s blog post is on such an important topic: PLASTIC! Ken and I would both call ourselves passionate earth-lovers, earthlings. We as humans live on this planet and have already destroyed so much of it – but there’s no planet b for us to live on! And even if there would be, wouldn’t you still want to live here on this beautiful blue planet earth?
So, what’s the big deal about plastic? Why does it really matter whether you take this plastic bag while shopping or not?
New week – new post!
This time I write about a topic which you may not expect on our blog, but since I am a big fan of watching TV shows I wanted to share my current favorites! They vary from time to time and I also find it very difficult to bring it down to a top 5. Maybe they will be completely different when I’ll do another post in a few months.
It’s already been a year since we both switched to a completely plantbased diet! Yay! 🙂
In this blog post we would like to tell you why we did it and how it worked out for us. We will also explain why we can’t imagine to eat animal’s byproducts or meat again and how we managed to come to this conviction. If you’re curious about veganism or if you would like to inform yourself more about your food in general, you will find some great sources of information in this post as well. This post does NOT claim to cover every topic around veganism perfectly. I will try to explain as short as possible without leaving out some of the most important information.
I will list all sources and further links to information down below!
How We Went Vegan:
In November 2016 Ken and I made the decision together, to change to a plantbased diet. We have both been vegetarian before for about 3/4 of a year. I’ve also been vegetarian from the age of 13 to 17 but then changed to eating meat again (why the heck, I don’t have a good explanation for that). We both slowly transitioned to an almost plantbased diet before we completely cut out all animal products. We started by not buying eggs anymore, then we switched from cow’s milk to plantmilk and the last thing we quit was cheese. Especially for me this was pretty hard in the beginning, since I’ve always loved cheese so much. While Ken became vegan almost over night, I finished all the products with dairy and eggs in it that I had bought before (such as pesto, crackers, müslibars with honey etc.). Ken gave the non-vegan food he still had to his roommates, so that nothing went bad. We both found different ways to transition and we strongly believe that everybody needs to find their own path when it comes to changing habits 🙂
I quickly want to say something about the cheese topic, because I see and hear that so many people struggle with quitting cheese. Maybe it helps to get more information about why this is so hard for us – it has definitely helped me and I can say I don’t miss it anymore!
As we said in the last post, this blog entry will be about our boatrip to Helsinki (capital of Finland), St. Petersburg (2nd largest city in Russia) and Tallinn (capital of Estonia).
When the travel organization Scanbelt Expierence showed up at my university to introduce the “magical Russia Trip” for students and young people in general, we decided very quickly that we wanted to join! The journey was eight nights & days long and we travelled by ferry, a similar one to the one we took to Riga. We joined the trip with an amazing friend and got to know some other people while travelling as well. If anybody has a question about the trip, how to book it, about the costs or anything else, we appreciate your messages 🙂
In this blog post we want to tell you about some of our favourite places we discovered in Stockholm so far. It’s hard to decide for only a few spots. That’s why there will probably come other posts after this one with more sites we like here 🙂
Let’s start out with one place we discovered very quickly. One day, only a few days after we arrived here and didn’t have any special plans, Ken said he would take me somewhere to surprise me. We took the metro and got off at the station “Slussen”. After we walked for around 10 minutes, we arrived at a small path leading its way above the water in front of Gamla Stan and above a road. Ken had taken me to “Monteliusvägen“, our favourite viewpoint so far. From there we had a really mesmerizing view over the oldtown of Stockholm and the sunset on the other side. Monteliusvägen is very close to the city and therefore easy to reach even if you don’t have much time to go somewhere 🙂
Today we want to introduce you all to a new series of posts that will continue to pop up on our blog in the next months. We thought it would be cool to show you some products we newly discovered or bought for the first time and tell you our honest opinion about them 🙂
So here we start with the first five products, which were all purchased at a Swedish Lidl and didn’t cost more than 3€/30 Swedish Crowns per item.
Those of you who have been to Sweden already might know about the traditional Swedish delicassy of chokladbollar (chocolate balls). Consisting of sugar, cocoa, cooking fat, vanilla and some optional drops of rum or coffee, these sweets remind me of an unhealthy version of bliss balls 😀
At Lidl, we found some pretty cheap vegan chokladbollars and tried them for the first time. They are okay… The consistency is so so sugary that it feels really scrunchy when you bite into them, which we didn’t really like. It was nice to try them but we won’t buy them again, just too sweet for us! Also when we tried homemade chokladbollars in one of our favourite café’s here, we realised how much better they taste! Therefore we would recommend you to try some homemade ones instead of storebought chokladbollars 🙂