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Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows | Book Review

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Today I wanted to try something new and write about a book I have recently finished. I've been vegan for just over 6 months and have loved every minute of it, so this was an extremely difficult read, but an important one. I think every vegan/vegetarian has lost sight once or twice or just simply switched back to eating animal products. I personally will never judge someone for slipping up, I've slipped up before and I probably will again and I am not at all proud of it but it happens to the best of us. I found that this book really cements why I have made the decision to switch to veganism and how proud I am of myself.

However, people who do consume animal products should not be put off. Modern day carnism is an extremely interesting, though difficult concept. Now, I am very aware that my turning vegan may not affect the choices of others around me (although it has changed consumption choices of multiple people I know, which makes me extremely happy!), but I really truly beli…

What to Expect...#2

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Well that's that. It's almost a year since we went on our 3 month SE Asia trip and I've finally finished writing about it *pats self on back*. As big of a weight to have been lifted off my shoulders finishing is, I must now answer the ultimate question: WHAT TO DO NEXT

Before I get into that though, I need to just take a moment to be soppy (do excuse me, if you don't like mush please scroll down). It's unbelievable to me that I am actually asking myself what to do next on my blog. I was so embarrassed to start blogging and when I wrote my first post, I thought there were only two ways things could go:

1) Nobody ever reading it apart from myself and becoming so embarrassed I would need to delete all traces of it ever being on the internet
2) Giving up too soon, forgetting about it and then stumbling across it again one day in the future and becoming so embarrassed I would need to delete all traces of it ever being on the internet

Never did I imagine I would actuall…

A City of Nature - The End of Our Adventure

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Well it took me long enough, but I still can't believe this is my last travelling post. I can't think of a better way to end it than with Gardens By The Bay, one of my favourite places from the whole trip. I just love the fact this huge nature park, home to over 1,000,000 plants, is in the middle of the city. It is home to the Dragonfly lake, Heritage Gardens, Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, and of course the magnificent Supertree Grove.




The Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world, and obviously is home to an abundance of flowers.










The Cloud Forest hosts a walkway that wraps around a 35m high mountain in the middle of the dome. I am awful with heights so walking this had me scared as hell, especially when my ever so loving boyfriend nudged me, causing me to scream in front of all the other people (including children) walking along it without a care in the world. The walkway had glass panels on either side, which even though I know they are perfectly safe, my brain …

My (Failed) Giant Panda Experience at Singapore Zoo

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We had known for a little while that for our first proper day in Singapore was going to be spent at the zoo and we were both really excited when that day came around, well, I was probably just a tad more excited ;). This was because I had found out the zoo had Giant Pandas, which are my all time favourite animal and I've always dreamed of seeing one. It is obviously a more expensive day out than the usual traveller budget, but it is without a doubt the best zoo I've ever been to.

I don't usually agree with the concept of zoos, I think an animal should only be kept in captivity if it is unable to survive in the wild. Trust me when I say I have experience with bad zoos, aka animal prisons *cough* Moscow zoo *cough*, that have left me in tears due to such poor animal welfare. So when I say good zoo, I don't use the term lightly. However, I will say I am very against the Elephant show put on at Singapore Zoo, we were told by multiple people not to miss it and how amazing …