The travel adventures of two geordie vegans

Author: Craig Boyle

Lessons in Humility from Cambodia

Lessons in Humility from Cambodia

Cambodia may be the kingdom of Wonder, but it’s also an incredibly heart-wrenching place. From the moment we got off the plane and clambered into our Tuk-Tuk, we saw poverty everywhere. From children digging through trash to ramshackle homes that were barely even standing, Cambodia’s […]

Tips For Eating Vegan Food in Thailand

Tips For Eating Vegan Food in Thailand

Ah, Thailand. Home of limestone cliffs, palm trees and terrific beaches. Or at least, that’s what I hoped when I came here. Unfortunately, everything is a little bit touristy across the kingdom so the reality is tinged a bit by commerce and capitalism. However, for […]

Eating Vegan Food in Koh Phan’gan, Thailand

Eating Vegan Food in Koh Phan’gan, Thailand

Situated in the gulf of Thailand, the island of Koh Phangan is a vegan paradise that offers an absolutely staggering amount of choice for meat-free travellers. Famous for its Full Moon Party at the end of each month, we visited Koh Phangan way before the party hit. While we enjoy a few beers, enormous parties aren’t really out thing – plus the price of accommodation shoots up. It’s fortunate we did, really, as otherwise we may have been tempted to choose accommodation near the party, which takes place on the south-eastern beach of Haad Rin. Instead, we chose the port town of Thongsala as our base. And we’re very glad we did…

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Eating Vegan in Lamai, Koh Samui

Eating Vegan in Lamai, Koh Samui

Lamai is a funny old place, a sort of humble little brother to the flash and raucous Chaweng. It’s an area of Samui where local Thais ply their various trades to tourists from a busy long street, but do so respectfully and with a smile […]

Eating Vegan Food In Bangkok’s Hideaway Veggie Street

Eating Vegan Food In Bangkok’s Hideaway Veggie Street

All tourists know of Khao San road – it’s the infamous party street that has been fuelling backpackers and visitors alike with beer, clothing and awful ‘shock’ foods such as fried scorpions for many years. While I’ll admit I partook in the street beer and […]

What does it mean to be vegan?

What does it mean to be vegan?

The internet is filled with easy to answer questions. Thanks to the power of search engines, people can have their curiosity satisfied in milliseconds. For basic questions such as ‘what is a vegan?’ – which is searched thousands of times a month in the UK alone, there’s a single, easy answer. However, what it actually means to be vegan is a deeper question, with a deeper answer.

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Eating Vegan Food In Amsterdam

Eating Vegan Food In Amsterdam

While Ellen whisked herself off to Benidorm, I found myself floating across the sea towards the Netherlands. Once, when I was a humble vegetarian just starting my journey towards a meat-free diet, I visited the Dutch capital and found it fairly difficult to find good […]

Is Being Vegan Unmanly?

Is Being Vegan Unmanly?

I grew up in a region tainted by toxic masculinity. When men in the North East get upset, they’re told to ‘man up’ and ‘get on with it.’ Crying is virtually taboo. Underfunded mental health services strain under the weight of depressed male adults, who […]

Why an ex-MMA Fighter and Protein Enthusiast went Vegan

Why an ex-MMA Fighter and Protein Enthusiast went Vegan

I’ve always been a compassionate person. I’m the first guy in the cinema to burst into tears at films, I try to be as kind as I can and I’m prone to feeling anxiety and fear when I think I’ve offended someone (which happens more than I’d like unfortunately.)

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