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 […]
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 bought some elephant pants, the rest of the place is an assault on the senses. Amid all this hedonism and chaos, what does a vegan trying to be ethical eat?
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.
As a vegan, it can be hard to get up close and personal with the animals we love so much. Since we don’t visit zoos or farms, our opportunities to experience the animal kingdom can limited. Consequently, we were so excited to take a trip to the Farne Islands with the promise of seeing all sorts of wildlife in their natural habitat, including tens of thousands of sea birds and even sun-bathing seals.
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 […]