One of the things I most love about living in the UK is the amount of vegan options and food festivals that exist.
There seems to be a plethora of choice, so many celebrations available, and an abundance of accessibility for vegos here, compared to that of my previous home in regional Australia.
So, of course, I’m lapping it up and embracing all the veg-friendly events and food choices I can whilst I’m living here in England.
Back in February the Cardiff Viva! Vegan Festival was held, and since 1. Cardiff is just a short train journey away from Bristol, where I live, and 2. I’ve never actually been to a vegan festival before, OF COURSE I had to attend.
Iceland is a notoriously expensive country to visit.
Due to the higher wages and therefore higher living costs, the prices of food, activities and accommodation can be quite a shock to travellers arriving in the Scandinavian country.
Recently my boyfriend Dan and I travelled to Iceland (If you haven’t seen all my videos and blog posts about that trip, you can find them here) and luckily we prepared ourselves beforehand for the financial heart attack that Iceland would be to our bank accounts.
With Iceland being a relatively small country in size (40,000 square miles, in fact), many people who visit tend to stay in Reykjavik for the entirety of their stay, only venturing out of the city to visit the Golden Circle.
But if you explore just a little further afield, you’ll find some exceptionally beautiful sights that will take your breath away.
Now, I’m not saying you need to do a month-long intensive roadtrip around the island nation (although that sounds like an incredible time to me!), but I would implore you, even if you stay in accommodation in Reykjavik for your entire travels (as we did, for this trip), take more than just the one day trip outside of Reykjavik for the usual sights of the Blue Lagoon, Gulfoss, Pingvellir, Kerid and Geysir.
We chose to do a day trip to the southern coast to see the stunning waterfalls that can be found there, as well as the popular Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach.