Today is the first day of the challenge I came up with for myself, to seize the day, to do something exciting and fun everyday for the next twenty-five days, which is the time that I have left here in Sydney before I go home to Germany for two months to visit my family (that I haven’t seen in forever). If you want to read more about why I started this challenge read the post all about it here.
Anyhow, today out of all of days actually turned out to be a challenge in itself, and when I say that I mean it was hard to find something awesome to do because of the deadly combination of horrible rainy weather and a public holiday. So I could scratch any active outdoorsy and any fun inside activities because everything was closed and the weather was shitty. Just my luck!
But don’t worry, I wouldn’t let myself fail the challenge on the first day! So I went on social media to see if there were any events I was missing and found out that there was a special Easter market taking place not far from where I live. The market takes place every friday at the Pittwater rugby oval and I didn’t even think of it until I saw someone post about it being full of stands that offer vegan food and being much larger than usual (and yes I know that’s and outdoorsy activity but I was getting so excited about the prospect of delicious vegan food, okay?).
I took my boyfriend since we both love going to markets and we really enjoyed ourselves (despite the rain!). The market had heaps of cool clothing stands with hippie/boho dresses and tops (which I loove) and really good vegan food options! I ended up getting gluten-free vegan tofu coriander dumplings which were absolutely divine. I also had samples of a salsa sauce with tortilla chips (which tasted great) and three different almond mylks (salted caramel, strawberry and spiced vanilla) but I wasn’t the biggest fan of any of those, they all tasted a bit watery. There were two entirely vegan food stands, one of them served sausage rolls, lasagne, wraps, different kind of patties and veggie rice with tofu and had the most adorable name ‘Herbisaurs’ (the people who worked there were super nice and I had a little chat with them about how awesome vegan food is). The other stand offered a variety of salads with yummy dressings and veggie patties. I would have loved to try more food but I also didn’t want to spend that much money. The dumplings I had were $10.80 (pricey!) for six of them but they really were delicious. I definitely had a great time, which is no surprise since like I said, I love markets. Overall it was a great first day of my Carpe Diem challange! Can’t wait for tomorrows adventures!
Ps: Check out the pictures in the gallery below!