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Doug’s Country Vegetarian Score Card for: Bulgaria

Context Country: Bulgaria. Language(s): Bulgarian (български). Length of stay(s): 3 visits of approximately 12 days in total, including Sofia, Vidin, Koshava, and Plovdiv. Main issues Understanding of concept: Younger people generally understand what a vegetarian is. Availability: Very good. Choice of menu: Similar to a Mediterranean diet. Excellent for lacto-ovo vegetarian, eggs and cheese readily available. Quality: Very good Value for money: Excellent at time of writing … Continue reading

United Lounges: Boston and Newark

Probably not that interesting if you’re not into airport lounges. But to me these are great places to escape the ‘hustle and bustle’ of airports – and if I’m lucky they have a shower too (United’s Boston lounge doesn’t, one of their 2 Newark lounges does). Wi-Fi is expected for free and I’ve never paid yet in a … Continue reading

LifeAlive: Urban Oasis and Organic Cafe in Lowell, MA, USA

Life Alive is simply an excellent organic cafe. I was really pleased to find this place in Lowell (MA, USA), and made it my mission to try as much of the menu as I could whilst here. After 2 days I’m on 5 out of 15 smoothies, and 5 main dishes, I still have a day or … Continue reading

Fried Thai Insects: One of those times I was really glad I was a vegetarian!

I’m sure there are some entomophagists – look it up 😉 – out there that will tell me that fried insects are a delicious, low-calorie, nutritious alternative to other more ‘normal’ snacks … yeah right! That might be true but I don’t eat fried food, especially if it has a face, compound eyes, or a back-end that looks like its front-end. Still each … Continue reading

Lehka Hlava (Clear Head) Vegetarian Restaurant (for me) the best restaurant I’ve ever been to

Why is Lehka Hlava the best restaurant I’ve ever been to? Vegetarian Vegan Raw food Excellent range of ‘super healthy’ drinks Unpretentious – very friendly (staff and restaurant) Very good value (for its position near Charles bridge in Prague I’d say cheap!) Great desserts (often not so good in veggie restaurants) Hyper-informative menu Open kitchen area – … Continue reading

Doug’s Country Vegetarian Score Card for: Estonia

Context Country: Estonia Language(s): Estonian and, in Tallinn, a lot of Russian Length of stay(s): 4 days July 2011 Main issues Understanding of concept: Not good, and I was told there is no Estonian word for ‘vegan’ Availability: In Tallinn good, to very good. I think because of the combination of Nordic influences, tourist business and Russian influenced … Continue reading

Von Krahli Aed (Von Krahl`s Garden) café-restaurant excellent vegan and vegetarian food in Tallinn

A Lucky Veggie Find Although not exclusively vegetarian, or vegan, the Von Krahli Aed has many hidden treasures in its menu to gladden the heart of any ‘plant eater’. And most secret of all is a ‘real’ Estonian vegan chef, which, considering I was told there is no word for ‘vegan’ in  Estonian, is a very … Continue reading

Israel Translators Association (ITA) 2012 International Conference announced

The Israel Translators Association (ITA) has announced that its 2012 conference will take place February 13-15 at the CrownePlaza, Jerusalem. The organisers have issued their first call for papers. Presentations and workshops are welcome on all topics related to translation, interpreting, editing and language. Presentations can be in Hebrew or English. Proposals for any other languages should be discussed … Continue reading

Doug’s Country Vegetarian Score Card for: The United States

Context Country: The United States. A particularly large country a great deal of which is south of Canada Language(s): English (US) and Spanish Length of stay(s): many over a 20 year period, mainly to California Main issues Understanding of concept: Quite good (in cities especially). The “Vegetarianism in America” study (in April 2008 I think), published by … Continue reading

Doug’s Country Vegetarian Score Card for: Israel

Context Country: Israel Language(s): Hebrew, English, Russian and many others Length of stay(s): 1 week February 2011 in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Main issues Understanding of concept: Good – perhaps even ‘very good’ Availability: Extremely good Choice of menu: Good Quality: Very good (fruit and veg are excellent) Value for money: Very good Traditional vegetarian … Continue reading

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