Topic: Travel

I'm home in NYC, albeit for a very short time (I arrived late Tuesday night and leave early tomorrow morning). 

Yesterday was monopolized with running errands -- like getting a cell phone. I can't believe I went an entire year without a cell phone. Part of me, the minimalist, didn't want to get one but another part of me couldn't resist. 

I joked and said "I've returned to the land of the living!"

After ...

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I'm always getting questions about how I stay plant-based (vegan) on vacation or when I'm traveling. 

Since I adopted a plant-based diet, I've driven across the United States twice and spent an entire month backpacking across Europe. I also travel quite frequently... 

So what's my secret?patience.Not that I have a lot of that to begin with... but yes, patience is my secret. 

I have yet to travel to any place in ...

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Seville, Spain was one the cities I enjoyed most on my last trip through Europe, so I'd planned to end this trip there (save the best for last?). 

Unfortunately, it was my first day in Seville that I ended up with food poisoning, but despite that whole debacle, I was still able to enjoy the city between naps and trips to the bathroom!

The covered streets in Seville are by far my favorite part and it's amazing ...

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From Barcelona I headed south to Madrid. Madrid is such a pretty city. It's picture perfect. Every building is exquisite with that architecture Spain is known for. 

and how cool is this street??

I also decided to try paella, a signature dish of Spain. I ordered the vegetarian version (a.k.a. vegetable paella). 

Lucky for me, I happened to also meet another American who was also traveling alone in Madrid and when we realized we both had an affinity for ...

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Barcelona is extraordinarily beautiful, but it was the energy in the city that I fell in love with.... There is just something about Barcelona that makes every cell in your body pulse and remind you that you are alive. in this moment. living.

I also went to heaven... foodie heaven. Barcelona's fresh market shames any other fresh market anywhere! The pictures don't even come close to bringing it justice.

Walking around the fresh market I spotted dragon fruit ...

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