There 3 tools that I always use when I am around looking for food: 2 vegan apps and a translation app, they allow me to save A LOT of time!
Even though in recent years I have been traveling with my husband or my friends, in the past I used to travel alone, and I loved it!
It all started when I was a kid and desperately wanted to visit London...
When I booked my flight for Sri Lanka I was so thrilled! I had heard that vegan food on Emirates is one of the best infight meals in the world...
With this post I'm going to explain why I was a bit disappointed 🙁
When we travel we usually book an accommodation with a kitchen: in Asia we usually just need it to use the fridge, make a smoothie and have a cup pf tea or coffee whenever we want it; in other countries, particularly in Europe, it can make us save a huge amount of money: finding vegan options in European restaurants it's usually not a problems, but it may be pricey: that's why we love the idea of having our own kitchen and cooking the food that we can find in local supermarkets.
From what we have experienced in the last 3-4 years, the availability of vegan food in supermarkets has increased a lot in Greece, so If you are looking for recommendations for vegan food in Greece this is the post for you!
I have to admit that when I booked my flight from Cuba to Italy with Iberia I was pretty worried about their meals.
I lived in Spain for many years and I knew well that many people don't really care about what vegans need and want.
Moreover, checking on line and speaking with my friends, I had the impression that vegan food on Iberia was not as good as on other airlines.
I had flown with them before, but as a vegetarian, not as a vegan, so I was rather scared to read comments like these ones:
I traveled with Turkish Airlines from Venice to Kuala Lumpur in 2018.
Before the flight me and my boyfriend decided to try two different kind of meals: VGML (traditional vegan) and VJML (jain vegan), so that we could compare and share.
Every single meal that we tried was delicious! VGML usaually had rice with curry or pasta with veggies, while VJML had samosa and falafel (and rice with curry as well).
The first time a took a flight I was 16, I had no idea of what I had to do or where I had to go.
Imagine my surprise when I saw a flight attendant offering me a meal!
I was so shocked that I just refused it 🙂
On my way back I recovered from the surprise and I tried it. I don’t remember if I was a vegetarian back then or if I still ate fish, but I think I managed to eat something.
Things have changed a lot from that moment, and I can now suggest you how to book you favorite vegan inflight meals.
The first time me and Riccardo met, we started to speak about travelling right away.
We had travelled before meeting each other, most of all with tours or flights bought in agencies.
The second time we met we started planning our first trip together: we decided we would visit Japan and organize everything by ourselves.
We felt that we wanted something more from our trips: follow what others had planned for us wasn't enough!
And so the adventure began... that was the starting point of many years of travelling, of researches, of learning tricks on flight booking, hotels, ethical activities, apps, and most of all....food!
But travelling is more than that for us: it's a lifestyle. When we are at home we are always thinking about our next destinations, and trying to share with others our past ones.
You know that moment of relief when you collect your baggage after a flight?
Well, that was not the case for me when I arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport…
I usually travel with a backpack, and I know that it could get trapped into some machinery, so I always protect it with a good amount of plastic wrap.
When I checked in, the employee of Turkish Airlines also suggested I put my backpack into a plastic bag to protect it even more, and I though it was fine.
Nevertheless, when I collected it after 24 hours I discovered it got totally broken.
When you are a so called "vegan for the animals" you are not only concerned about food, but also about your shopping, and if it's difficult enough to pay attention to everything in your own environment, you can only imagine that it must be impossible abroad.
Never mind! The number of people concerned with cruelty free products is growing everyday, and so are web pages and applications that can help us checking materials and ingredients.
Here's the ones you cannot miss when travelling abroad: