I’ve heard about Ecolonie several times from different people. It’s a Dutch ecovillage in France which is not only about ecology but also spirituality. One day I decided to send them an email and ask if we could come to live with them for a few weeks. They said yes! When we arrived it was already getting dark and we were just in time to join the group for dinner. The dining hall is a very cozy warm place with a wood stove keeping us warm during cold autumn days. It was crowded with people and it was clear that they had been working all day outside on the land.

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We often think about dishes and recipes we would like to create for our next retreat. It is so much fun to imagine all the delicious things we could prepare and share. When we are at a vegan restaurant we always get inspired to try something new. Like in Slovenia where they made the most delicious cakes with big amounts of vegan whipped cream. Or at our favorite restaurant in Rotterdam were we found this beautiful bright yellow pickled cauliflower. Or when we heard about making chocolate mousse with the water of chickpeas.

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Whenever we are back in the Netherlands we always try to find the time to go to our favourite restaurant, where they serve such an amazing diversity of inspiring dishes. Restaurant Spirit in Rotterdam. Last time I noticed right away a beautiful bright yellow cauliflower dish. The colours where so vibrant and beautiful and the taste was unexpected and delicious. The description said that it was cauliflower pickle.

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Summer in Slovenia

29/09/2019

Although it’s already end of September it still feels like summer here in Slovenia. This trip was a surprise for me as Boris planned it by himself and all I had to do was to pack my bag and follow him. I felt super happy and I totally trusted him that it would be a very pleasant surprise.

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14 Days in Silence

29/09/2019

It took me just a second to decide to go on this retreat, because I knew it was the right thing to do. I felt excited and at the same time I realized it was not going to be easy. Every day had exactly the same schedule, starting at 5 am in the morning until 10 pm at night. The whole retreat was in silence: no talking, no phones, no books, no entertainment.

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Sometimes we travel together and sometimes we travel alone. This time I went to Sweden while Boris stayed in the Netherlands. It all started with the idea of doing some volunteer work abroad and finally I gave it a try. When I saw this place I just knew it was perfect for me and luckily my application was accepted. Mundekulla is a magical place in the South of Sweden, a retreat and festival centre surrounded by forest and lakes.

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