Micronesian Round-Up

When we first looked at coming here, to Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, I googled. Naturally. What I found was pretty disheartening. I found tales of woe from vegans, stories of vegetarians who ate fish, or gave up and left the veg-life for good. I admit, I was worried. Three months later and we’re leaving…

Pizza on Pohnpei!

Its official. Well, even more official-er than before: You can too be vegan in Micronesia. The Rusty Anchor, a bar with pool tables and one of the best views on the island, has started making wood fired pizzas, and get this, the owner has learned to make them vegan. As we leave Pohnpei for the…

Soursop Sorbet

I had never even heard of soursop before coming here. Or, I had, but I thought it was some sort of British slang for a craky old man or similar, like “Mr Crankpanterson is an old soursop”. Turns out, soursop is a fruit. A tasty, sour, creamy fruit, that looks like this: I first encountered…

Introducing Micronesia

I just realised that I never actually did this. Well, I’m doing it now… here are some facts and figures (and photos) of the country we’re in now. Where is it? The Federated States of Micronesia is comprised of around 607 islands, spread over 2700kms in the Pacific Ocean. My sister has been explaining it…

Go Local – Karat Banana

One of the most amazing things here is the variety in bananas. For a girl from the land of one variety- that I don’t even know the name of, because they’re just “bananas” – its a little baffling, to be honest. I don’t know how many varieties there are, I’ve been told around 40, but…

What’s for breakfast, Micronesian vegan?

What do you for the most important meal of the day when toast is not an option (bread here is sweet and has nasty un-vegan bread improver), you don’t eat eggs or bacon, and the sweetness of the cereal has done a number on your usually-sugar-lovin self, and you just can’t take it anymore? If,…

Coconut Jam

My new official favourite food is Coconut Jam – a local caramel-like spread made from sugar, glucose and coconut (and sometimes Karat banana, something I’ll blog about later). It can be eaten straight out of the jar, put on pancakes, scones, or made into tarts, and it is soooo good. Being partial to all things…

What’s for dinner Micronesian vegan?

Knock on wood, but I think we might finally have working internets that won’t wildly vary and drop out all the time. Now there’s just the near-daily power outages to get between me and some quality blog time. So many stories of lizards, the gym in the jungle, boat trips and new jobs, but this…

Micronesia

We’re here and I’m back online (sometimes). I think a quick vegan-travel update is required. Also, check out these pretty photos: VGML We flew continental, and were given a meal on each plane- pita, calzone and wrap (each on different flights), all with the same filling (which wasn’t great, but was edible) fruit, and awesome…