Monthly Archives: September 2014

Time is precious

I went to Lausanne in Switzerland for the weekend. The weather was stunning! The Cathedral is so beautiful. Each night, from 10pm to 2am, there is a  lookout who yells the time each hour from the top of the tower and if you are in a quiet street in town, you can hear the guy.

cathédrale de Lausanne

On the Place de la Palud, you can also see an animated clock which rings every hour with stories, little characters and music. Very entertaining… but I don’t know how the neighbors cope with that.

horloge animée Lausanne

In the evening, we went to Nil Bleu ethopian restaurant. As you might know, they fast 5 months per yer with animal-free meals. So we ordered a vegetarian plate – 100% vegan. Lentils, carrots, beans with spices and herbs… you eat them with the bread called injera. This is quite sour on its own so you really have to eat it with the vegetables. We had a yummy and pleasant evening in a very welcoming place.

Nil Bleu - Lausanne - Suisse - vegan

Nil Bleu - Lausanne - Suisse - vegan

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Love in Cologne

Last day in Cologne – they also have their “love bridge” with tons of locks. This reminded me Paris of course 🙂

Hohenzollern Bridge Cologne

Hohenzollern Bridge Cologne

In the evening, I wanted to go to The Vegan Garden but it was closed (on a Saturday evening!). So we went to Osho’s Place – same owner but this is a vegetarian restaurant. I did not have lots of choice for vegan food so I ordered the orange-carrots soup and the spring rolls. I was not that great to be honest.

Osho's place veggie restaurant Cologne

J’ai passé un super week-end à Cologne, c’est une ville agréable et grande, avec plein de choses à y faire. Il y a encore 2 ou 3 restaurants vegan donc j’espère bien revenir très vite.

Petite astuce : si vous prenez le train depuis Mayence pour vous y rendre, placez-vous du côté droit du train, la vue sur les villages et châteaux en bordure du Rhin vaut le coup !

Week-end in Cologne

Cologne is quite famous for its Cathedrale and I have to say, it is massive and very impressive.

cathédrale de Cologne - 2014 - allemagne

There a few vegetarian and vegan places in Cologne – we went to Bio-Markt, an organic place very cosy with a huge buffet. Vegan items are clearly marked and you pay per weight. The food was tasty with this little perfect “home-made” spirit.

Bio Markt - restaurant vegan - Cologne - allemagne

Bio Markt - restaurant vegan - Cologne - allemagne

Bio Markt - restaurant vegan - Cologne - allemagne

Bio Markt - restaurant vegan - Cologne - allemagne