{food} What I Ate At The Düsseldorf Gourmet Festival 2016

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From Friday until today (Sunday), the annual Gourmet Festival took place again in Düsseldorf – a food festival where you can find all sorts of both savory and sweet foods from many different parts of the world, lots of interesting, creative alcoholic beverages and cocktails, and many other things! I went on two days this year – together with my parents, my sister and her boyfriend on Saturday, and then a second time with just my mom today (Sunday). It was my third time this year, and I think I ate more than during the past two times combined. Oops.

But how could I not when there was so much delicious vegan food that I could eat! I know that probably not a whole lot of people are going to care about this post, but seriously, I love food way too much, and being able to try out so many things just made me so excited that I wanted to blog about it. So yeah, don’t hate me plz bbz heh !!!11!1!!11! (uhm what). Continue reading

{travel} {university} 12 Days Left, Whatwhatwhat

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Taken during last summer’s day trip to Arashiyama.

Just a quick update post〜

My friends from university have all already gone off to the countries where they’ll be spending their four/five/six months abroad and I’m still stuck in Germany working my butt off (okay, maybe I’m exaggerating) and dying of boredom … but not for much longer! Because in twelve days I’ll be off to a faraway place myself! I still can’t believe it! Kyoto, Simone is coming for ya! Continue reading

{food} Recipe: Vegan Molecake (Maulwurfkuchen)

Yesterday was my mom’s birthday and in order to celebrate her special day, we my sister (because I can’t bake to save my life) made a vegan molecake. (Or, in German, Maulwurfkuchen).

It was her first attempt at vegan-izing this particular cake, and it worked out really well! It was absolutely delicious. So I decided that it would be cool to share her recipe on the interwebs, in case you want to try making the vegan version of this cake as well. So here it goes!

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{travel} A Day in Drachenfels

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Okay, not sure if going to Drachenfels can actually be considered “travelling” because that place is only an hour and a half or so away from where I currently live in Düsseldorf … but whatevurrrr. But anyway, yes, my sister and I took a day trip to Drachenfels.

Drachenfels literally means “dragon rock.” It’s a mountain/hill that was apparently formed by magma that rose up underneath the earth but could not break through the surface (thanks, Wikipedia) … so that is probably why it’s called “dragon rock.” Dragon – fire – dragon – get it, heh? Hah.

Anyway, Drachenfels was pretty easy to reach from Düsseldorf. First we took the train from Düsseldorf main train station to Köln/Cologne main train station. From there we took another train to Niederdollendorf, which is very close to Bonn. From Niederdollendorf station we took the subway (which wasn’t really a subway because it went above ground most of the time, but details) to Königswinter Fähre, which is a beautiful station located right by a beautiful lake. By the way, Königswinter is German for “king’s winter” … what a pretty name for a little town or village, eh? Continue reading