Hi friends! Ever wondered what it’s like being vegan in East Africa? Read on, I’m about to tell you all about it. But first, you may be wondering, what in the world was I doing in East Africa, and why has my blog been silent for so long?! Well, after graduating in May (yes, y’all, finally!) I had the great opportunity to participate in a study abroad session in Tanzania with UT Arlington and the University of Cincinnati. I asked my mom if that could be my graduation gift–to go to Tanzania with my classmates and learn how to give back using my recently acquired landscape architecture skills. My mom was absolutely supportive of this idea, and she also suggested that I expand my trip to include Taiwan (for a personal meditation retreat) and Vietnam (for vacation with family), before embarking to Tanzania. So I have been abroad for a month this summer, and am finally back home now, settled enough to start blogging more about the experiences! Continue reading
Baking on a rainy morning…there are few things this satisfying and comforting.
I’m finally getting around to editing all my food photos from my travels this summer!
In early June, my sister Anna and I went to Portland with our friend Kathy Vo (pictured above on the top left), on a mission to taste all the mouth-watering vegan food and see the gorgeous sights. Here are the tasty highlights of our adventures (basically almost everything we tried). My absolute favorites are in bold.
After being up since 4 am C.S.T. to catch our flight and experiencing flight delays, my sister and I arrived in Portland way past lunchtime. We were feeling delirious with hunger. After checking in at our Airbnb with Kathy V., we headed straight to the food trucks at Mississippi Marketplace. We were joined by my friend Elaina from high school (pictured above on the bottom left)!