Minimalist Bathroom

I have to admit: Years ago I was obsessed with beauty products and make-up. And I mean really obsessed. I used to buy every new product ranging from budget products from the drug store to expensive high end beauty goods. Why? Because my skin was horrible. And my solution to that was, obviously, tons and…

vegan in BANGKOK

Living in Thailand has been a one of a kind (culinary) experience. I really enjoy being here and being surrounded by all these lovely and smiley faces. While living and working in Chiang Mai, I did manage to squeeze in some weekend trips to Bangkok to explore its fancy (and also not so fancy) vegan…

Why I don’t drink alcohol

Despite years of heavy drinking and partying I no longer drink alcohol. I had my fair share of blackouts and nights sleeping on the toilet seat. However, 4 years ago I decided for myself that I would be better off without alcohol. At that time I had severe stomach issues and recovery from a night…

People are disgusting

If you think of Thailand you probably think of endless white sand beaches with crystal clear water, untouched nature and beautiful temples. But let me show you a side of Thailand no one is talking about. Some secret (but not so hidden) spots. Spots where rubbish is piling up, spots, where people literally drown in…

Australia Photo Diary

Month of travel: February Travel Itinerary: East Coast, from Townsville to Melbourne Personal Highlights: Whitehaven Beach (Whitsunday Islands) and Lake McKenzie (Fraser Island) In February, I embarked on a trip around the world (not the whole world, but you get the idea) and my first stop was Australia! And what do I have to say…

Bali Photo Diary

I just wanted to share a few random bits and pieces of my trip to Bali two years ago. We stayed in Sanur, a more quiet beach town on the east coast, but with two of the best vegan restaurants I have ever been to. We stayed at Katala Villas where we had our own…

Vegan Sunscreen

It’s nothing new and we all know it that it is important to protect yourself from harmful UV rays to prevent your skin from premature ageing, wrinkles and cancer. Even when you’re already tanned, remember that protection is important. It is recommended that anyone over the age of six months should use a sunscreen daily….

Minimalism #2: Declutter your mind and personal life

Many of us think of spring cleaning our home, but what about decluttering your life and your mind in the same way? Do you have so much on your plate that you can’t make heads or tails of what is a priority? Are you so chaotic that you don’t have time to yourself? Are you…

What’s wrong with bottled water?

Today’s topic will be about something as simple and common as plastic bottles and bottled water. Let us be honest, we all buy them frequently and are religiously choosing bottled drinks over tap water. Along Tanzania’s roads: tons and tons of plastic bottles from all over the world Why do we use them? They’re convenient….

Life update: moving, working, cycling

As some of you were asking about what we are doing in Thailand and also how we are doing, I will not let you wait any longer and will tell you all about it. Some of you may already know that I am doing a medical internship in pediatric and plastic surgery as well as…

Meet the team: Annika

So this is me, Annika. Sorry it took me so long to introduce myself to you! I’ve been a bananagirl for almost two years now. Born in 1989, everyone would agree that I am too old now to have a rebellious phase, but I am a (vegan) rebel for life. Although I do have some…

Bangkok: Veganerie Concept

It is no secret that Thailand has to offer loads of delicious street food and I can tell you we weren’t disappointed. Besides loads of yummy local vegetarian restaurants offering traditional dishes such as Pad Thai, fried morning glory and mango with sticky rice, this place truly deserves a special place here. With three locations…