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Mental health during Quarantine & Chill

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Everyone is stuck in isolation. If it is with family, roommates, pets or just by yourself it can be hard. Not having enough alone time or having too much alone time can drive you wild. If you are familiar with mental health struggles this might be a difficult time for you. So here are some tips on how to get you through the days. PS: even if you don't struggle with mental health yourself this might still be a good read. It might help you relate or converse with those who do. 1. Meditation This is my favorite tip by far. If you're just a bit like me you'll be stuck in your head a lot. Nitpicking every single detail about yourself. Usually, in our busy student life, we have enough going on that there is not a lot of time left to spend hours in our heads. However, now that we're stuck sitting inside there is a whole lot of opportunities to snuggle up underneath a blanket with a cup of tea and start to fantasize about everything you hate about yourself. So I

What I ate in Cuba

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Hello! It's been a while since we last spoke but I think this post will be a good one to catch up ;) This summer I went to Central America including Cuba. As you could probably guess by now, this is a what I ate there as a vegan. As predicted it was quite hard. For one, Cuba doesn't really have import, therefore they only eat what they can grow. Secondly, Cubans looooove their meat/fish and cheese. Luckily there is this space age technology now called the internet. So I could do all my stalking beforehand. The one I'm going to talk about first was based in Vinales called  Finca Agroecol√≥gica El Paraiso AKA  organic farm. We arrived after cycling thirty minutes in 40 degrees celsius heat up a steep hill. The view was amazing and made it all worth it. We were sat at a table overlooking the valley and organic farm where birds flew from palmtree too palmtree. After asking if we could have the lunch vegan they gave us a so many plates full of fresh organic food. Includi

MOCO

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HI!! I went to a museum again. Let me tell you about it.  Moco museum in Amsterdam got my attention because they have a large Banksy and now and a Kusama expo. I love Banksy's street style graffiti art and really wanted to see his work up close. Afterwards I found out that this museum is on Banksy's list of illegal expositions. As in he did not give them permission to show his art. So something to think about if you're considering a visit. Nonetheless it was awesome to see his take on controversial topics.  The Kusama part was very small and therefore kind of a let down.  However, we really came for the Amethyst Ball Cavern created by Daniel Arsham. He has done a new show called Connection Time and I was pleasantly surprised. I loved his take on it with connection the alternative realty with architecture and pop culture objects.  We didn't spend much time there since it is not a big museum and usually crowded. It was still a fun activity, especially since we we

Vegan at Rollende Keukens

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Hey food truck lovers, it's me again with a new review of vegan food. On June 1st two fellow vegans and I went to Rollende Keukens Festival in Amsterdam. It was located outside Westergasfabriek. Prime location for organizing such an event, especially with the beautiful weather we had! The day was filled with consuming food joyfully without any suffering involved. We tested 10 of the Best Vegan options. Critiquing them on looks, overal taste, low waste and the ability to somehow consume it with grace. 1.0 Friethoes vergane glorie Okay we can all see this burger is very aesthetically pleasing, no need to further discuss that. You just want to inhale it in one go. Although that wasn't entirely possible because it was a bit messy to eat. The jackfruit was made into an actual burger, not just some loose pieces you sometimes find. Topped with delicious kerrie mayo, crispy onions, sriracha and some veg. The burger bun was plain but it paired beautifully with the burger. Now

Museum Voorlinden

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Hey art enthusiast! I recently went to the Voorlinden museum in Wassenaar and thought I'd share my experience :) It was a Thursday midday with very nice weather. And I specify this because this meant there weren't a lot of people. Those who were there, all above 50 haha. So we fitted right in. You might remember Renee my mistress in mischief whom I met in NY. She kept me company during this trip into aesthetics. Upon arrival we drove onto a big estate. It had a beautiful country house, where you could dine, and a lot of greenery surrounding it. (We had a picnic later on) The museum is also on the same land. It resembles a futuristic looking building with a lot of white and glass. I rather like this for museums. The price wasn't great. They didn't have any student discount so we had to pay the full price of 17,50.. However in my opinion it's worth it if you go during this exhibition. The Yahoo Kusama exhibition travels, especially the Infinity room is a rarity t

Vegan Sushi review

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Hey Sushi lover! You've come to the right address if you want to read about me devouring some sushi. I saw a Facebook event named vegan sushi event en needn't know more. I was going. It was held in de stad tuin in Utrecht. The place was small but perfect for the occasion. We started off with a buddha bowl. (last pic) it had orange and purple sweet potato, soy crisps, vegetable and some great sauces. We drank Saki with it, which was served warm.  After that sushi round one came. (middle left) It consisted of mango/wasabi, avocado/guacamole, cucumber/sweet potato/sweet sauce, cucumber/carrot/spicy sauce maki. Im not the biggest fan of wasabi but if you are that one would probably be your favorite. I basically liked all the others. Next round had purple sweet potato/beet mayo, cabbage/curry, soy/sweet sugar maki. (middle right) They were all delicious and gone in no time. It paired perfectly with my mannen liefde beer.  Third came the beyond meat sushi burger. I

Compilation of Happiness

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- Mental health - Physical health - Sleep - Vegan food - Meditation - Words of affirmation - Ginger tea - Salt lamp/fairy lights - Oatmeal with extra peanut butter - Physical touch - Travel - Family - Sunrise - Sunset - Love - Hiking - Flowers - Surfing - Passing a test - Reading - Learning - Growing - Deep conversations - Freshly washed linnen - Polaroids - The smell after rain - Perfectly polished nails - Morning walks - You Yours Faithfully, Elianne