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BIG In Berlin!

Halo!

Boy did I miss saying that…I finally dropped my vlog from Berlin on my channel!
It took me so long to edit, It was a nightmare! but in the end I love the result and it makes me laugh so hard and brings back all the memories…
Obviously, not everything is up there. when I got to Berlin I thought I was going to vlog every second of it, but in the end I was like “ok Hen, this is awesome. take a picture and vlog it”. As you can see, on the first I was vlogging like crazy but the more I was experiencing , the less need I felt to share it.
And it might sound a little depressing, but that’s what I think about all those social networks, That if we all really enjoyed life and had a ton of experiences everyday, we wouldn’t need facebook and twitter to show our life to other people.
But hey! vlogging is so not related to this equation, and I’m just at the beginning of my vlogging days, so stay tuned, there’s so much more to come!
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How To Be Vegan In Berlin

Halo fellow Maniacs!

As you might know from this post ,my twitter, fb and instagram accounts, I was in Berlin for ten days in the last month for an Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste summer camp.
This was my first actual “abroad” experience. I was in Netherlands for work and I ran the hell away from the company I was working for after 3 days… So that doesn’t count.
Before going to Berlin I was very worried I won’t have anything to eat and I was anxious in general, But also very excited cause people keep talking about how Berlin is such an awesome city for vegans.
In my experience, in Berlin I ate much better than I eat in Israel.

My vegan pizza! 4 different types of cheese! FUCKING DELICIOUS!

First of all let’s talk fruits. most of the fruits were surprisingly delicious for a cold country, and there were fruits I nibbled on constantly, like blueberries or blackberries, that cost like a new Iphone in Israel, so it was my second time eating them in my life! They also have weird huge cucumbers and purple avocados…like..wha??

some kind of berry I’ve never seen before Berlin
Berlin has such beautiful strawberries..I didn’t get to try one
Sadly, I haven’t had much time to check out vegan restaurants 🙁 some of them have very strange opening hours that didn’t go quite well with my schedule. I did get to try the vegan pizzeria Sfizy Veg somewhere in south Berlin. Definitely best thing I ate in Berlin. It was so fucking delicious there’s no words to describe. 
DO NOT MISS IT!
Sfizy Veg, Vegan pizzeria in Berlin

The second place I got to visit is Goodies, which is a restaurant inside the Veganz supermarket – an only vegan supermarket. At the first day we got there I bought so many vegan cheese and Goodies was already closed… We begged and begged to get some vegan cakes, but they were really closed. Instead they gave us their vegan sandwiches leftovers from the day, and is was so good, especially since it was free, and after a long and tiring day. It was really nice of them.
I went there once more on my last day because it was close to the Berlin wall, and this time the experience weren’t as good. the food was ok, not amazing, and they got pissed at me for taking pictures. 
Vegan cheese section at “veganz” an only vegan supermarket in berlin!

Another place we went to was a Vietnamese restaurant which was vegetarian but I’m not that keen on trying new foods and I already ate a vegan yogurt I bought at the store so I only ordered some fresh rolls. mediocre.
From some unknown reason I bought chocolates like crazy. I’m not that fan even, and I still have most of them half eaten in my kitchen. I even bought a raw vegan chocolate from this charity store cause I wanted to flirt with the hot Taiwanese seller, but the chocolate tasted like crap. But I got a nougat chocolate, that was dope! 

My first vegan yogurt ever
Vegan chocolate I got in berlin
the vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant we visited in mitte
the fresh rolls I ordered
Omnomnom vegan yummy yogurt in Berlin

One thing that surprised me, when I came back to Israel actually, we went to Yad Vashem, a holocaust memorial museum. What i found fascinating are these two paintings I saw there, that try to make the connection between the human holocaust and the animal holocaust. I don’t know why I’m so surprised to see that as so many holocaust survivors are now vegan, maybe It’s because I’m still on the mindset I had 8 years ago when I became vegan and no one knew what it was. now veganism is so common that almost every restaurant in Israel has avegan menu as well and thousands of people come to support animal liberation in huge demos.

The airplane food.. we didn’t order vegan food in advance..
Purple avocados…

That’s it for now, next post will come with my Vlog from Berlin [hey, it took me ages to edit!] and the last photos I’m gonna drop here [The rest on my fb] so i’ll see you there!
QUESTION OF THE DAY – Have you been to Berlin? Where would you like to travel?
Let me know in the comments below.
Love♥
Hen

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Purim! Camera! Vday! Oh the excitement…

Wadup Maniacs 🙂

BIG NEWS!
I bought a new camera!!!!!
Canon 650D rebel t4i 🙂
It’s about fucking time…Now that I have a legit mic and an awesome camera, wait for a lot more pro videos on my channel 🙂

So, how was Valentine’s day?
Mine was great!
Me and my boyfriend Michael went out for dinner at a restaurant. it was packed! After that we decided to go play some billiard, which was very not typical for us, but you have to spice up your lives once in a while..
I totally kicked his ass, but that’s not his fault. when I was a kid our family used to have a pool table at home and me and my brothers [mostly me and myself] used to play it. so I had some advantage…

Michael also made me some vegan chocolates that were absolutely amazing and delicious…

Anyway, for those of you who are not Israeli, you can’t imagine the craze that’s going on all over the country.
Why you ask?
Well, it’s PURIM TIME!

Purim is a Jewish holiday we celebrate every year at around this time, where we wear costumes and party till we drop, just like Halloween – but Jewish. we celebrate this holiday to remember that the Jews were saved from a massacre in Persia, and we drink wine and eat crappy sweets, wear costumes and party our asses off.

This is my favorite holiday of all, I mean, who doesn’t love to dress up and be someone else for a while?

BTW, also here, as well as in the US, a lot of the girls take this opportunity to dress like sluts, and yours truly is no different 🙂

I have so many plans for this year! I’m going to a ton of parties, Zombie Walk and an Anime Convention!
I’m not gonna say what’s my costume for this Purim…Your’e going to have to wait for my next post..
But for now, here are some pics from previous Purim costumes 🙂

PURIM 2012

PURIM 2011

See ya next post ^^
LOVE <3
Hen