With 519 stores Continente is one of the largest supermarket chains in Portugal. The markets are similar in size to the hypermarkets Walmart in the US. In addition to a large number of products of the own brand of the same name, Continente also stocks some items from rather rarely found brands. What we also noticed: Non-dairy milk is often reduced here! The price of the cheapest soy milk is about 60 cents per liter during promotion.
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Celeiro is a kind of organic market or Portuguese health food store, which is committed to selling healthy and natural products. That’s why there are plenty of vegan (organic) products in the 43 stores spread all over Portugal. These include not only food but also cosmetics. Continue reading “Vegan Products at Celeiro in Portugal”
The Portuguese supermarket chain Apolónia has only 3 stores, all of which are located in the Algarve: in Almancil, Galé (Albufeira) and Lagoa (Carvoeiro). The modern, almost noble-looking supermarkets stock primarily international and generally more expensive products. No wonder that brands such as The Vegetarian Butcher, Amy’s, Fry’s, Quorn and The Coconut Collaborative can be found here. For a vegan basic equipment, we’d shop elsewhere. But if you want to try new products, which aren’t available everywhere, this is the place for you!
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We were really surprised by the vegan offer at Aldi in Portugal. Here you get not only plant milk and bread spreads, but also (smoked) tofu, lots of different burger patties, vegan sausages, all sorts of sweets and even vegan currywurst in a jar! Even fancy stuff like açaí, protein powder, coconut oil and goji berries can be found here. If you’re lucky, you’ll actually get even more vegan products in a veggie promotion week.
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Near the Spanish border, Elvas is home to the world’s largest preserved bastion fortifications. Together with the entire historic center, these have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012. After Elvas was developed as a strategic point to one of the major strongholds of the country, the town was repeatedly the scene of the Restoration War, which broke out as a result of the revolution of 1640. Continue reading “Elvas: Largest Bulwark Fortifications in the World”
The historic center of Évora has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1986. The capital of the south-central region of Alentejo in Portugal also belongs to the Most Ancient European Towns Network founded in 1994. In addition to Roman remnants, the Almendres Cromlech, whose age is estimated at about 5000 to 6000 years, is located very close by. Continue reading “Évora: Megalithic Stone Circles and Roman Temples”
IKEA: a company that, according to its own statements, cares about sustainability. This includes providing an environmentally friendly, healthy and affordable food offer. Therefore, the furniture giant from Sweden introduced already in 2015 a vegan version of the popular Köttbullar. In August of 2018, followed a vegan hot dog called Veggie Hot Dog. And for summer 2019, the Swedish chain has already announced on Instagram to offer a vegan soft ice cream, which is already being tested in some stores. Keep reading for learning which vegan products from the Swedish Food Market to take home with you. Continue reading “Vegan at IKEA”
Every now and then, someone in our travel group on Facebook asks for warm holiday destinations for the winter. Because while temperatures in Central Europe have already dropped to single-digit levels, elsewhere in the world it is still comfortably warm and the days are noticeably longer. And you don’t even have to travel far away – there are so many sun paradises awaiting you right around the corner! We’ll reveal our favorite winter destinations within and outside Europe. Continue reading “Where to go in Winter? 13 Sunny Destinations for Cold Days”
The Canary Islands, also known as the Islands of Eternal Spring due to their year-round mild climate, are among the most popular holiday destinations in the world. However, apart from the weather and their volcanic origin, they have little in common, because each of them has its own charm. As much as the islands differ from one another, the more diversified is it to visit them all. For those who don’t have that much time, here’s a comparison. Continue reading “Canaries Guide: Which Canary Island is the Best?”
As we already showed you in our article about the perfect road trip around Tenerife, the Canary Island is a true eventing bomb: There is almost nothing you can’t do on the largest of the Canary Islands. Therefore, in the last post, hiking tours were a bit missing out. We would like to make up for that, as Tenerife turned out to be the absolute hiking paradise for us. Having said that, we’ll reveal our personal 5 highlights of the most beautiful hiking trails to you in this article. Continue reading “Hiking in Tenerife: The 5 Most Beautiful Routes”