One year abroad

It’s a around 1,5 years ago when I moved out of my shared flat in Germany. 1,5 years! It feels like it was only a couple of months ago. But it also feels like it’s ages ago and I seemed to be a different person that time. I think I did change in the past eighteen months. And that’s good.

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
(George Bernard Shaw)

There are quite some things I learned while being abroad which I’d like to share with you.

Living in a postcard - Norway

Yes, I admit, I’m not really active when it comes to my blog at the moment. But I still sit in Tromsø and enjoy life :) Planning (a lot of vegan) events, discovering the beautiful Norwegian nature, still meet lovely people while I have to say goodbye to some other wonderful people, … Life is going on.

But as I seem unable to capture my life or anything which could be interesting for you in words at the moment: Pictures say more than thousand words!


Trondheim Vegan Fair

Blue sky, almost no clouds, a lot of sunshine, a perfect view and just such a calm environment.

While writing that I’m sitting in the middle of the forest next to Trondheim. And it’s awesome! Actually my initial plans were to go to Östersund, Sundsvall and from there to Höga Kusten (Sweden) to hike along the gorgeous-sounding coast.

Well, but I’m a bit chaotic.

Vegan in Finland

Do you plan to go on holidays to beautiful Finland? But you have no idea how it looks like in Finland concerning the vegan offers?

I always feel somehow connected to Finland. I think that’s primarly caused by some friends of mine from Finland. I had some penfriends from that beautiful country when I was younger (yes, I indeed was writing letters by hand, not with the keyboard of my computer ;)). I stopped writing letters because a lack of time (and somehow also lack of motivation I guess), but I still have friends there which turned out to become not only penfriends.

Since I have been living vegan I haven’t been to Finland anymore. But I’d like to change that someday, so it’s awesome that Sarah Eleni can tell us a bit about living vegan in Finland! She did an internship in the capital Helsinki and gained some experience regarding veganism in Finland. Thank you a lot for sharing that with us Sarah :)


I always enjoy reading personal experiences, so I came up with the idea to interview other vegans and called this series Vegan Voices. I’ll interview vegans who are travelling and who can tell you about their experiences then, but also vegans who are living in other countries as they have a different view of their country. Today I’ll start with Therese.

Estonia? Where is that again? Somewhere next to Russia? – Probably most of you don’t know so much about the small country next to Russia, Latvia and Finland where they have such a complicated language. (Estonian is only related to Finnish and for us it’s a nightmare to learn the language ;)).

I got the possibility to visit that beautiful country in 2014 while I was studying in Latvia and it was a great experience. I also met Therese, an estonian vegan girl. When I told her about my Vegan Voices project she decided to take part without hesitating. And now she’ll tell you something about her country, her travels and how she became vegan.

Enjoy reading and many thanks to Therese :)