Vegan in Paris.. pas possible? Pt. II

The next day I slept in as we got home so late and I wasn’t meeting my ex-roommate at Champs-Élysées until lunchtime. When I got there it was so weird to see her after half a year because we spent several months together in one room before in Sweden and then suddenly didn’t see each other anymore! It was really great though and we had to tell each other so many news about what happened in our lifes. She also brought 2 friends with her and first I worried if I’ll be able to visit the places I wanted to this day as it is quite boring to see touristic places for locals. They didn’t mind though and asked me where I wanted to go so we walked down Champs-Élysées to see Arc de Triomphe at the end of the street. When I saw the big traffic circle around it, I was happy one more time I didn’t bring my car. 😀 After that we went to see Tour Eiffel – finally! It’s amazing to get to see a place about which you’ve read so much about and have seen it in so many movies. It’s strange but when I was younger I always thought it wasn’t that big. Then I read a book about how it was built and was quite surprised that there is a really big place underneath the tower. When I saw it in reality I was even more impressed. I knew it was big but that huge? Wow! I didn’t go up the tower for the same reasons I didn’t visit the Louvre museum..

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Vegan in Paris.. pas possible? Pt. I

Last weekend I visited paris – finally! I always wanted to go there but somehow it never happend earlier. It was quite a spontaneous trip because at the moment my future is quite uncertain and I can’t really plan anything for a long time ahead. I also don’t have too much money for travelling right now. So I decided to make a short trip to Paris to visit my French roommate who shared a room with me during my semester in Sweden because I’m not sure if I’ll have any other possibilities to go abroad this year and I just needed to get out if even just for a few days.

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Discovering your local nature.

This weekend I went on a bike ride and this made me think about how beautiful it is where I live. In everday life I often forget about this and don’t appreciate the beauty that is around me. I guess many of you feel similar.

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We often complain about our homeland not to be interesting and beautiful enough but even in your familiar environment it’s always possible to discover new things. Just look who we surprisingly met:

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Of course I’d rather see these animals in their original country but it made me really happy to see them anyway. 🙂 So if you are complaining about where you live but you don’t have enough time or money at the moment (just like me) to travel somewhere else, stop complaining, start discovering your local nature instead and enjoy what it has to offer.

Staying positive can be hard sometimes.

I just got another refusal for a job I applied for so I start to get a little frustrated. I know I shouldn’t because this doesn’t make anything better and I should stay motivated. But this was a job I really wanted to do so it’s easier said than done. I even called them to get a feedback and to ask if there really is no change to get an invitation for an interview because I told myself not to give up that easily anymore. (Edit: Ok, they refused me because they need someone right now and not in a few months.. somehow this is even more frustrating.)

I’m writing my bachelor thesis at the moment and will be finished with my studies in about 3 months so I already start to apply for jobs. It’s a little difficult with what I’ve studied though because I don’t really know what to apply for. So I just apply for any job that sounds interesting to me and which I think I’m able to do with my qualifications. I think you have to be flexible anyway nowadays.

If I could I would just go travelling after finishing my bachelor thesis but it’s hard if you don’t have any money saved. I’d also love to be self-employed but it’s not that easy to start out of nothing so I’d like to have a job firstand then to try to come up with something besides.

I know this is quite a negative blog post and that people probably want to read about happy things rather but I just had to write it to let off steam. 😉 Maybe any of you went through a similar situation? Or well.. of course there are people who experienced similar situations. I’d be happy to read about your experiences, tipps on how to stay positive, how you found a job you love etc. 🙂

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No formaggio, please.

Finally a more current travel report..

In April this year I went to Sicily with my boyfriend for a few days – my first vegan vacation!
I was a little worried about getting vegan food there but it was absolutely no problem. In Italy you can always eat pasta with vegetable sauce, pizza without cheese, antipasti,.. You just have to make it clear to the waiters which can be a little tricky if you’re not talking any Italien, like me. So I just always said „no formaggio, no formaggio“ and made funny gestures. 😀 So it really was no problem.

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