What To Do When Your Plant-Based Lifestyle Is Compromised

What To Do When Your Plant-Based Lifestyle Is Compromised

I’ve been veggie since I was 15 years old, which has given me a lot of time to get used to plant-based living. It’s also a lot of time to make a gazillion mistakes. During my time as a veggie I've watched the lifestyle, along with veganism, become more and more popular. Nowadays, even fully-fledged [...]

Sengan-en: Where Japanese History, Nature and Sweet Potatoes Mash Together

Sengan-en: Where Japanese History, Nature and Sweet Potatoes Mash Together

A volcano, historical Japanese estate, sapphire blue ocean, UNESCO museum, a cute Starbucks…. Sengan-en has it all.  I visited this feudal estate, built in 1658 by Shimadzu Mitsuisha of the Shimadzu clan, before Ste went back to the UK. It was recommended by my awesome friend and Kagoshima connoisseur, Lydia. Her recommendations are consistently brilliant [...]

Eating Veggie in Yakushima

Eating Veggie in Yakushima

Despite Yakushima being the emerald island, lush green and dense in nature, I was severely worried about eating there as a vegetarian. My excitement to hike, onsen and wander around the subtropical island was displaced by the thought of my impending starvation. A small island with only 2 major towns and a population of around [...]

Veggie Joint, Beppu

Veggie Joint, Beppu

If you find yourself in Beppu and you’re after some amazing food and an even better vibe, I would definitely recommend the Veggie Joint. I found it online while scoping out veggie places and was really excited to try. After waiting in my hostel like a loser for them to open at 11am (desperate much?) [...]

Organic Market, Nishiki

Organic Market, Nishiki

This weekend I headed over to an organic market being held in Nishiki. Posters had been put up all around my town and a few people had told me about it; as a veggie I'm the direct line for the area's vegetable-related news (hit me up with any carrot-related queries). The market ran for both days [...]

Feeding Takachiho’s Veggies and Vegans: Cafe Terrace Takachihoya

Feeding Takachiho’s Veggies and Vegans: Cafe Terrace Takachihoya

Japan's town of Takachiho, Miyazaki, is well known for its popular attraction ‘Takachiho Gorge’. If you’ve been up-to-date with my blog posts you’ll have read about my recent trip to the gorge and surrounding areas; if you haven’t... If you did read the post, you will have found that Takachiho is rural, boasting miles and [...]