How to survive as a Vegan in the Philippines

Let’s face it, after 3 weeks in the Philippines, I can officially say Filippino’s cuisine isn’t fit for vegans. Filippino people LOVE meat, especially porc and beef but they also love cheese so vegetarian meal often contain cheese. But nothing is impossible! I didn’t starve during the 3 weeks I spent there, I didn’t thrive either but I managed to survive ;)

If you’re a vegan heading out to The Philippines soon and you’re anxious about how to deal with food, here’s a little guide that might give you a few tips:

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11 must do's in Siargao if you don't surf

Siargao is renowned as the surfing capital of the Philippines. But if you don’t surf, it’s still a pretty awesome destination! From natural rock pools to secret spots and palm trees forests including some of the best island hopping in the country and plenty of sustainability initiatives, here’s why it should be definitely be on your list!

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Why I still fly and how to make it less terrible for the planet

I consider myself en Environmentalist. I eat vegan, don’t own a car, buy second hand fashion and consume mostly local and organic food. But I fly. Several times a year, to go on holidays, see my family or discover a new country, I pack my bags, head to the airport and hop on a (often long-distance) flight.

Yet, flying has a HUGE impact on the planet. So why do I still fly and what’s there to do to reduce the environmental impacts of flying around the world?

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Eco-Conscious Travel Guide: Places to Visit, Where to Stay and Things to Do in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka! Now popping up on traveler’s radar, the destination is a dream for anyone seeking culture, delicious food, a healthy and slow lifestyle and finally tropical beaches. But it’s also more than that! The country is home to environmental destruction, cultural tensions and a real stray animals problem.

I had the chance to spend a month there earlier this year so here’s my top 4 of what not to miss if you’re around!

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A Lisbon guide for conscious travelers

One of my main resolution for 2018 is to discover and travel more (I know, plane emissions and i’ll make a post about what you can do about that, promise !) so I thought it’d be perfectly in the theme to write the first post of the year about my latest escapade to… Lisbon ! We spent Christmas there with the family and while a lot was closed due to the holidays, we still managed to discover some little gems and feel the incredible vibe of this sunny city.

So I wrote a little list of the neighborhoods, restaurants and places we discovered while there in case that helps someone organizing their trip! :)

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London city trip conscious guide

I’ve recently escaped to London for a much needed city trip with the boyfriend. I was thrilled as London is a place I spent quite some time when I was younger (family friends lived there and I would go for the summer) and always have had a huge soft spot for. The nature, the energy, the British way of thinking and the openness of its inhabitants have made it a place I hope to be able to live in someday.

 I researched for quite a long time before my stay so I though I’d share the places I’ve been to and my favorites in case someone is going soon and is looking to spend a conscious week end! However, since 3 days is super short and we were not able/visit as much as we wanted to, I’ve also listed at the bottom some recommendations that were made to me but that I didn’t get to see. Just in case ;)

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How reef safe is your sunscreen?

To say that I’m an ocean lover would be an understatement. Going to the seaside, wherever in the world, is one of my favorite thing to do in the whole world, even more lately since I’ve become a certified diver and I can now go see what’s going on under the surface.

And one of the first thing I found out while learning about the underwater world is that our summer habits such as putting sunscreen to avoid looking like a lobster are not entirely harmless to our friends below the water. Yep, we've been told for decades that we should apply sunscreen thoroughlyto avoid getting cancer and other skin problems but we've never been told about the impacts that those chemicals are having on biodiversity. But hey, here are a few explanations and tips on what you can do to prevent that (I promise it doesn’t include looking like a tomato for the rest of your holidays)!

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4 indispensables to pack when traveling green

Most of us like (if not love) to travel. Call it wanderlust, curiosity, love of exoticism or whatever you want really, there is something about emerging yourself if a new culture that it truly exhilarating. For me it already starts when I pack my bag. However, if you’re a greenie at home, it can sometimes be hard to keep the good eco-friendly habits while away and it’s even easier to create bad ones.

So here are my 3 indispensable to pack to make your journey greener.

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7 ways to survive (and even thrive) as a vegan in Central America

If you're a vegan and planning for a trip to central america, you're probably thinking "what the hell am I going to eat"? Well you're not entirely wrong. Meat and eventually fish if you're around the coast is very present in the Central American diet. And when I mean very present, I mean it's pretty much everywhere.

At this point you're probably thinking that it's going to be tricky. But hey, no worries (as our friends from down under would say)! Here are a few tips on how to survive (and even thrive) as a vegan (and therefore a vegetarian) in Central America.

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