All posts by Alice

Alicioustravels: Tauplitz

Every year we will at least once find ourselves at Salzkammergut, a beautiful area of lakes surrounded by mountains (think: Sound of Music) close to Salzburg.

This year, we went skiing in Gosau in late March which was fantastic. The snow was great, the weather awesome and there were hardly any other people on the pistes.

Since autumn has proven to be rather mild again this year, we decided to have a last shot at hiking before the winter starts and as we had never been hiking in or around Tauplitz, Tauplitz it was. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Tauplitz

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Aliciouslyvegan: Pumpkin soup

One of the best things about autumn is definitely pumpkin – among chestnuts and the colours, oh the colours, of course.

All through summer I successfully ignored pumpkins from all over the world that seemed to be calling out for me from supermarket shelves. However, if the pumpkin isn’t Austrian, it’s not yet autumn, therefore not yet pumpkin time. I do my best to buy fruit and veggies when they are in season and have not been shipped halfway across the globe (exceptions occur, especially with tropical fruit that simply don’t grow here, such as avocados, mangos).

Fortunately, since we returned from New Zealand in early September there have already been ample opportunities to track down the odd butternut or hokkaido Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: Pumpkin soup

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Aliciouslyvegan: In good company

Bill Clinton | Carrie Underwood | Ellen deGeneres | Portia de Rossi | Natalie Portman | Mike Tyson | Carl Lewis | Morrissey | Al Gore | Alicia Silverstone | Joaquin Phoenix | Woody Harrelson | Usher | Alanis Morrssette | Thom Yorke | Russel Brand | Pamela Anderson | Bryan Adams | Prince | Brad Pitt | Alec Baldwin | Fiona Apple | Linda Blair | James Cameron | Jessica Chastain | Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: In good company

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Aliciousquotes: We are all Earthlings

“A flower will push through a crack in the sidewalk in order to feel the sun. A penguin will march thousands of miles to find food for her babies. The thunderous roar of a lion protects his family from danger near and far. Whether it has gills, wings, whiskers, or roots, every living being shares the will to live and grow. We are all earthlings. While some animals are protected by laws, or born into loving families, others live painful and lonely lives on factory farms where hundreds or thousands of animals are raised for meat and dairy. But they too live and breathe. They too have feelings and families. We strive for a world where every earthling has the right to live and grow.”

From: That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things by Ruby Roth

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Aliciouslyvegan: Breakfast at Augustin

The other Sunday, which was a SUNday indeed, Mr A and I revisited one of our favourite breakfast haunts in Vienna: Augustin.

From outside, it looks dark and unwelcoming and certainly not like a place I would voluntarily visit, even though they recently painted the door what I can only describe as “Augustin-mint”.

From the inside, however, it is absolutely lovely: upholstered chairs, an antique-y bar setting, dark wooden panelling, chandeliers and – for summer – a perfectly gorgeous courtyard. Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: Breakfast at Augustin

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Aliciouslyvegan: Travel food

“And what are you going to eat?!”, was definitely one of the questions I heard the most pre-departure (along with “And what did you eat?!” post-arrival). Since I switched to a plant-based diet earlier this year, people have been afraid I might not get enough to eat and waste away. More than that, many people cannot imagine how eating only plants and mushrooms can fill someone up – especially a good eater like myself. Continue reading Aliciouslyvegan: Travel food

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Alicioustravels: Auckland

I had insisted on spending a whole day in Auckland rather than arriving there the day before our departure to give us some rest. We stayed at Verandah, the hostel where I spent my first Christmas away from home in 2006, and I still cannot recommend this place enough. Campbell, the owner, had his place extended but it’s still a lovely place to hang out in one of the coolest areas of Auckland, Ponsonby. Continue reading Alicioustravels: Auckland

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