Well, in about a week or so at least! But I am getting ready for it now, and have been for a little while already.
No, I haven’t started packing just yet, even though I so look forward to my next adventure that I kinda want to! But I have started researching a bit and found some information about Bucharest, and some places that I really want to visit.
When I travel solo, plans are rarely set in stone. I don’t want my adventures to be stressful in any kind of way, but taking notes on a few things that I like to visit and see is something that I always do.
The absolute best is to get recommendations from either locals or people you know who’ve traveled to the same destination. When I posted the featured picture in this post and wrote about Bucharest I got a few IMs from people I know that gave me lots and lots of fantastic recommendations! And now I’m even more excited if that’s even possible!
So I have a list of things that I might see and do, I’ve formatted all my memory cards and I’ve located a couple of vegan restaurants and cafés that I really want to try out. Will be interesting to see if they can live up to all the fantastic vegan food in Amsterdam. We’ll see!
Can’t wait to explore Bucharest and to share it with you guys! Let me know if there’s anything in particular that you want to see, or if you have any tips or recommendations for me to see/do while I’m there 💛
Being a vegan when traveling can from time to time be a bit challenging, so it’s always interesting to travel to a new city and explore their vegan options.
When I was planning my Amsterdam trip, I had already done quite a lot of research around vegan places I would like to try out. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to all of them, but the ones that I tried was absolutely amazing!
On my very first day in Amsterdam, while wandering around in the city, I stumbled across this place. I almost walked right past it actually, but I’m glad that the sign on the other side of the road grabbed my attention.
It’s not a big café, but it has a really calm and nice vibe to it. The staff that worked there made me feel very welcomed and at home.
I ordered a hummus wrap, black coffee, and a carrot cake, then I found myself a table and enjoyed the hell out of it! Up until that point, I had eaten the vegan options from Starbucks and local stores, which were surprisingly good (kudos to Dutch Starbucks for serving vegan food options), so it was to sit down somewhere quiet and have a proper meal.
The hummus wrap was good, but it could’ve been a bit more spiced up. But the carrot cake was divine! A vegan, no bake, no sugar cake that just melted in my mouth! Holy moly was that a wonderful experience!
I left the place feeling very satisfied and happy, and I went back several times for juice/smoothies (which were amazing!) and salads.
A really good spot for a lunch or a snack. They did have soups and other hot dishes too, but I did not have time to try them out. Next time!
If you want to know more about Juice by Nature, you can visit their website here:
When I came across Vegabond while doing my research, I knew that I had to visit the place! First off, it looks super cozy! Second, VEGAN DONUTS!
I had been craving donuts for weeks but did not have the time to go in search of them here in Oslo, so Amsterdam was donut time!
Vegabond is located in a quiet area, with a view of one of the many canals. It’s quite small though, so don’t go there and expect to get a very private table. But I loved that part too. It was a great way to meet new people and easily interact with fellow vegans.
Vegabond is not just a café, it’s a shop too. You can buy lots and lots of vegan products like snacks, food prep ingredients, sodas and more.
I was met by a kind, smiling and welcoming staff that had plenty of recommendations for food and cake options.
So let’s talk about the donuts! It was well worth the wait! I think it’s actually the best donut I’ve ever had, and that’s not even an exaggeration. When vegan donuts taste that good, and they’re sprinkled with good conscience, why would one ever opt for having any other kind??
The first day I was there I had a wrap, the second day I went there we tried a “mozzarella” sandwich, “brie” sandwich, spinach pastries and several cakes, plus snacks, coffees, and sodas.
Their vegan mozzarella and brie tasted so like the real thing that if I didn’t know that everything they serve is vegan, I would’ve thought that it wasn’t! Amazing!
It’s fair to say that we stuffed our faces and had absolutely NO regrets!
I got to enjoy the view from the table at the window both times, and I got to meet and talk to some really amazing people while I was there. It’s a great place to go as a solo traveler, or to enjoy food/desserts that will make your taste buds have a proper party! And don’t leave the place without having tried the donuts! You can thank me later!
Vegabond is definitely my favorite vegan spot in Amsterdam, and I can’t wait to go back there for my next visit!
If you want to know more about Vegabond, you can visit their website here:
I found Amsterdam to be a city where it was easy to be a satisfied and happy vegan traveler! As long as you do a little bit of research, then there are quite a few places that are completely vegan, or at least has vegan options on the menu.
I also found that being a vegan on the go was quite easy too. Most of their food markets/retail stores had a good variety of vegan options and every single one that I tried was tasty.
I already miss all of the wonderful food and the vibe, and I can’t wait for my next trip there❤️
I’ve been traveling quite a bit, and my parents moved around a lot when I was a kid, so I don’t really have one particular house that I think of as my childhood home. I have my hometown that I’m very fond of, and I always enjoy coming back to it, but there are other places that feel more like home to me. The weird thing is that the places where I’ve traveled to that feel the most like home are not places that I have any relation to. It’s more of a feeling that just comes over me whenever I’ve visited the first time, and that feeling persists for every visit.
London has always been like that for me. Every time I arrive in London city, I get this feeling of utter bliss. It’s heartwarming in a way I find hard to explain.
Copenhagen is the same.
I remember having that very same feeling when I used to travel to Amsterdam with my dad as a kid, and the very same feeling came over me when I arrived here yesterday. I’ve now been here for almost two days, and it feels like being in love. I small all the time, my heart beats a little bit faster, and it feels like I don’t have a worry in this world.
So maybe the saying is completely right, but for me, I travel with my heart on my sleeve and sometimes the destination is a perfect match. Maybe I have a stronger connection to some places more than others because it was somehow meant to be. I’m a strong believer in everything happening for a reason, and I think that some cities and I were meant for each other.
So here I find myself in Amsterdam, totally, utterly, unbelievably in love with a city. A place I hope to someday in the future be able to call my home for a while.
For now, it is home though, for a few more days at least❤️
I thought that 2017 was my year of traveling, but it seems like 2018 might be the year instead!
My traveling itch is growing and growing, and now I’ve already booked myself two trips within the next two months! And now that I know that there’s only three weeks left before I’m on a plane again, I get even more impatient! My passport is ready, my backpack is ready to be packed and now I just have to wait…
First trip goes to Amsterdam in March. I’m going to VidCon Europe and I’m also going to spend some quality time in the city I so frequently visited as a kid, but haven’t set foot in for about 17 years.
After that I’m headed to Bucharest! It’s always exciting to go to a place I’ve never been before. I’ve traveled to Romania before, but never Bucharest, so I’m excited to see what it has to offer.
I will be taking my camera along with me, as well as my mac, so there will be daily blogs while I’m traveling!
I’ve been doing daily posts since the beginning of January now, and I really like the flow of it. I hope you guys have enjoyed it so far as well! Let me know if there’s anything you’d like me to explore while on these two holidays, or if there are any subjects you’d like to see me write about in general.
If things go the way I hope, then there will be even more traveling throughout the year of 2018, and I can’t wait to share the journey here with you all 💛