Costa Rica might look small on a map, but don’t fool yourself. You can’t see it all in a week. When I took my trip to this Central American gem, I knew I didn’t want to rush. “Pura Vida”, the typical Costa Rican greeting, was going to be the motto of my trip and I took it to the heart.
Costa Rica might look small on a map, but don’t fool yourself. You can’t see it all in a week. When I took my trip to this Central American gem, I knew I didn’t want to rush. “Pura Vida”, the typical Costa Rican greeting, was going to be the motto of my trip and I took it to the heart. Be inspired by my recommendations, learn from my mistakes and (not so serious) survival tips!
Spanish for "pure life." The law of the land in Costa Rica. The expression is used in many forms, from a greeting, to a synonym for "excellent." Ticos (Costa Ricans) follow this lifestyle and are some of the most wonderful people on earth. A synonym of "hakuna matata." Life is wonderful; enjoy it.
7 Day Itinerary For Costa Rica
Arriving to the capital San José
In late April, I arrived without set plans to Costa Rica. I came into the country through the airport of San José, which lies northwest of the capital. I only had booked my stay with Aldea Hostel for the first night, since I planned to continue to the beach as soon as possible. (Un)fortunately Costa Rica had other ideas.
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Travel blogging promises to be the perfect way to live the dream of being a full-time traveller and getting payed for something you truly enjoy. But is it all peace, cake and roses or is there more to it? Let’s take a close look at the challenges of being a travel blogger.
Sure, the idea of funding your travels with sponsored posts, banner advertising, affiliate sales and eBooks seems intriguing. The possibility of being ‘location independent’ makes your heart skip a beat. But have you ever considered that blogging about your travels to make money, could take the joy from an otherwise beautiful experience?
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Your family and friends will rave when you serve them this amazing German Apple Pie!
This is without lying one of my most requested recipes.
A friend ́s birthday coming up? A new flatmate moved in? Is it already Sunday again? Time to bake German Apple Pie! By now I can probably recite the ingredients in my sleep. Actually, I am pretty sure that I do dream of Apple Pie once in a while… Fresh from the oven and topped with vanilla caramel ice-cream. Hallelujah.
This family favorite is as simple and quick as it is comforting and delightful. My grandma is the proud creator of a German delicacy, or “Apfelstreuselkuchen” as she would say. Don’t worry if this tongue-twister challenges you, I know what will definitely not… You guessed it. Making a bad-ass vegan German Apple Pie.
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Better than any Unicorn drink you could ever imagen: The magical Earth Day Smoothie Bowl, straight from a baby blue fairy tale!
A sparkly pink drink sold by a huge coffeeshop chain, has been making baristas cry for a couple of days now. A barista in Colorado, published a video rant on Twitter about the drink, saying that it is terribly difficult to make and very messy. “Please don’t get it!” he said in the video. “I have unicorn crap all in my hair and on my nose. I have never been so stressed out in my entire life.”
The most magical ingredient of the expansive pink frapuccino though? A shitload of refined sugar. 59 g to be exact. That is 15 teaspoons ladies and gentleman. 15. I am just going to let that number sit.
Not to mention, that the frap is not vegan. Though it could be made without cream and milk. But think twice. Do you really want a drink made from your barista’s tears??? We all know that this drink exists only to be instagramed. So, I took it in my hands to come up with a much healthier, cheaper and homemade version – that is equally pretty to look at and totally instagramable!
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“I would send her off to where she came from. I mean…of course, she shouldn’t go vegan JUST for me. But if she doesn’t make the connection after two, three months of dating me, with all the information I provide, then I will cut her loose without a second thought. Can’t handle that much indifference and ignorance.”
That was what I got from a guy, I met not so long ago at one of New York’s weekly meet ups for vegans, when I asked him curiously, if he would ever date a meat-eater. I was astonished by his blunt honesty and a tiny bit offended. In all the years of my plant-based journey, it had never occurred to me, that I should rule out a date because the person I wanted to sleep, eat and spend most of my days with, didn’t mind eating animals for lunch. In fact, all the men I have ever seriously dated were heavy meat-eaters. Dang… Now that I see it infront of my eyes like that, I can not but wonder, was that a mistake?
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Opposites often attract. So it is not a surprise that vegans, vegetarians and omnivores mix and mingle. If you are not a vegan, but found a date-worthy person that renounced the consumption of meat and dairy, you may relax. Here is what you need to know!
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The vegan starter kit. An easy 8 step guide that makes changing your life for the better a lot easier!
I wish I would have had a guide like this when I decided to drop meat and dairy all together. But I was pretty unprepared and dived into this adventure headfirst. There were a few struggles and misunderstandings I could have skipped out on if only I had known about these eight simple steps that make the transition a piece of (plant-based) cake!
Honest, fun and unfiltered.
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Veganism is about being compassionate, it is about taking the right choices for yourself and your environment. It is standing against cruelty and exploitation of the voiceless.
Veganism is most of all, to take better decisions every day and it starts with small things, like the choice of your cosmetics.
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