[quote="loveliberate"]Here is a guide, in english (y espanol tambien!) and with photos, to vegan food products in Germany: http://ellwangen.blogspot.com/2011/09/v ... rmany.html
Are you familiar with HappyCow.net? They list Vegan & vegan friendly places worldwide. Germany seems to one of the countries with the most vegans & vegan products seem to be widely available. Here is the page for Ulm: http://www.happycow.net/europe/germany/ulm/
Portland is by far my favorite city yet & I've been fortunate enough to visit cities all around the US & 3 other north american countries. Have you visited here? Seattle?
Portlandia? Hmmm.... Does it have a bird on it?
What made you choose Ulm specifically? Berlin is *THE* city that I would most like to visit right now. I have heard great things about Koln & Freiburg - but what attracts you to them? And of course I also want to visit the Alps, anywhere and everywhere that I can - though Austria tends to win out if I was forced to choose one country... So far, I do not know too much about specific towns & natural areas in/near the Alps to visit though so please offer your suggestions!
Are the Baden-Wüttemberg day trip tickets or Bavaria day trip tickets you mention for the train, bus or something else?
HappyCow lists lots of places around Germany. It is very interesting to me that the South of Germany has so many cultural similarities with The South here in the usa - in terms of diet, being highly religious & socially/politically conservative... Perhaps even more interesting is that this "Southerner" trend seems to hold true in many countries!
I have never seen most of those products! Hmmm, maybe I should travel to some other cities to get groceries once a month or something like that. And yeah, I've heart about the HappyCow. That's how I found this only vegan/vegetarian restaurant here in Ulm. It is totally cute and cozy. Love that website, but it is not so useful for Ulm, it's like a dry spot over here. I've got a waiter tried to argue with me when I told him that I don't want cheese on my salad.
My best friend lives in Seattle, I go visit there regularly. Actually, I was just there this September and last September.
LOVE Seattle. If I ever get to move back to States side, I want to live either around Boulder, Seattle, or Portland area. So I can put a bird on everything.
Google picked it for me. hahaha, that is only partially true. I was looking for something relates to what I studied and can lead me to what I want to do in the future plus a program in English, and apparently Ulm has it. That's how I got here.
I want to visit Koln cause seems like the people there are more open and friendly. I liked Freiburg cause it is more earthy, made me feel closer to home. Berlin, is great, but a bit too far away from the mountains, that's why it was not on my list to live. I mean I even thought Ulm is a bit far. I just really love to see the mountains right on my face, which is another reason I really liked Freiburg. It is surrounded by those cute european looking hills and mountains.
Those tickets are for train, but seems like you can take u-bahn with those them too. The Baden-Wüttemberg ticket basically means you can take the regional train from any place inside the state of Baden-Wüttemberg to any other place in BW, which is a good chunk of Germany already. Same with Bayern ticket, works for Bavaria. It can be really nice. Like for me, I can use the Bayern ticket (cause we are right next to Bavaria) take the train to anywhere in Bavaria or even all the way to Salzburg. It takes forever to get there, but it is nice and cheap, and ON TIME-ish. Ain't like the amtrack experience I've had from LA to Klamath Falls, that was a nightmare.
Well you know, lots of people in US has some German blood in them. I guess those things just passed on through out the generations.