Monday, September 30, 2013

BIG In Berlin!

Boy did I miss saying that...I finally dropped my vlog from Berlin on my channel!
It took me so long to edit, It was a nightmare! but in the end I love the result and it makes me laugh so hard and brings back all the memories...
Obviously, not everything is up there. when I got to Berlin I thought I was going to vlog every second of it, but in the end I was like "ok Hen, this is awesome. take a picture and vlog it". As you can see, on the first I was vlogging like crazy but the more I was experiencing , the less need I felt to share it.
And it might sound a little depressing, but that's what I think about all those social networks, That if we all really enjoyed life and had a ton of experiences everyday, we wouldn't need facebook and twitter to show our life to other people.
But hey! vlogging is so not related to this equation, and I'm just at the beginning of my vlogging days, so stay tuned, there's so much more to come!

Friday, September 20, 2013

How To Be Vegan In Berlin

Halo fellow Maniacs!
As you might know from this post ,my twitter, fb and instagram accounts, I was in Berlin for ten days in the last month for an Aktion Sühnezeichen Friedensdienste summer camp.
This was my first actual "abroad" experience. I was in Netherlands for work and I ran the hell away from the company I was working for after 3 days... So that doesn't count.
Before going to Berlin I was very worried I won't have anything to eat and I was anxious in general, But also very excited cause people keep talking about how Berlin is such an awesome city for vegans.
In my experience, in Berlin I ate much better than I eat in Israel.

My vegan pizza! 4 different types of cheese! FUCKING DELICIOUS!

First of all let's talk fruits. most of the fruits were surprisingly delicious for a cold country, and there were fruits I nibbled on constantly, like blueberries or blackberries, that cost like a new Iphone in Israel, so it was my second time eating them in my life! They also have weird huge cucumbers and purple

some kind of berry I've never seen before Berlin
Berlin has such beautiful strawberries..I didn't get to try one

Sadly, I haven't had much time to check out vegan restaurants :( some of them have very strange opening hours that didn't go quite well with my schedule. I did get to try the vegan pizzeria Sfizy Veg somewhere in south Berlin. Definitely best thing I ate in Berlin. It was so fucking delicious there's no words to describe. 

Sfizy Veg, Vegan pizzeria in Berlin

The second place I got to visit is Goodies, which is a restaurant inside the Veganz supermarket - an only vegan supermarket. At the first day we got there I bought so many vegan cheese and Goodies was already closed... We begged and begged to get some vegan cakes, but they were really closed. Instead they gave us their vegan sandwiches leftovers from the day, and is was so good, especially since it was free, and after a long and tiring day. It was really nice of them.
I went there once more on my last day because it was close to the Berlin wall, and this time the experience weren't as good. the food was ok, not amazing, and they got pissed at me for taking pictures. 

Vegan cheese section at "veganz" an only vegan supermarket in berlin!

Another place we went to was a Vietnamese restaurant which was vegetarian but I'm not that keen on trying new foods and I already ate a vegan yogurt I bought at the store so I only ordered some fresh rolls. mediocre.
From some unknown reason I bought chocolates like crazy. I'm not that fan even, and I still have most of them half eaten in my kitchen. I even bought a raw vegan chocolate from this charity store cause I wanted to flirt with the hot Taiwanese seller, but the chocolate tasted like crap. But I got a nougat chocolate, that was dope! 

My first vegan yogurt ever
Vegan chocolate I got in berlin

the vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant we visited in mitte
the fresh rolls I ordered

Omnomnom vegan yummy yogurt in Berlin

One thing that surprised me, when I came back to Israel actually, we went to Yad Vashem, a holocaust memorial museum. What i found fascinating are these two paintings I saw there, that try to make the connection between the human holocaust and the animal holocaust. I don't know why I'm so surprised to see that as so many holocaust survivors are now vegan, maybe It's because I'm still on the mindset I had 8 years ago when I became vegan and no one knew what it was. now veganism is so common that almost every restaurant in Israel has avegan menu as well and thousands of people come to support animal liberation in huge demos.

The airplane food.. we didn't order vegan food in advance..
Purple avocados...

That's it for now, next post will come with my Vlog from Berlin [hey, it took me ages to edit!] and the last photos I'm gonna drop here [The rest on my fb] so i'll see you there!
QUESTION OF THE DAY - Have you been to Berlin? Where would you like to travel?
Let me know in the comments below.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Hello follow Maniacs!
My latest video is from The Vegan Woman summer 2013 catalog photoshoot!
The amazing Alina Imas was our photographer, Atalia the great was our stylist, Ben the model and make up artist, Dana, Inbal, Ahron and me were the models and Sivan, well Sivan is everything :)

It was a great photoshoot! Even though it started so early and after so many sleepless nights.
sadly I had to leave at one point when it was getting to hot and I started feeling dizzy and nauseated :\
I got to keep these AWESOME 'Vegan Gal' shorts and 'I Love Vegans' pink top. I wear them everywhere! last week I wore the shorts for 2 days in a row! Cause not changing clothes is cool!...or something...

What pieces did you like? Check out the catalog here and let me know what you like the most in the comments below :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Made For Web Convention!

About a month ago, Youtube in association with some other media things in Israel organized a convention in Jerusalem named "Made For Web".
 Luckily I found out about it from a friend of mine and a fellow Israeli youtuber - Idan Matalon. BTW I made a documentary on him and we're uploading it soon :)

I missed the beginning since I had an exam in the morning [97 final, thanks for asking] and they have apparently showed a video I was in! 
The Jerusalem Gangnam Style the university produced.

Here's me!

So besides Idan, I met Aci, another friend who is also a blogger and he covered some of the cool things I did on YouTube, so you should definitely check him out if you can read Hebrew.

A month before this convention, youtube had a partner meetup convention thingy as well, with lectures and freebies too [and yes, there is a video for that coming up soon too :)], but this one was much more interesting and helpful, a lot because of the speakers who were fucking fascinating and talked about more practical stuff on how to interact more with the audience, do collabs, and so on.
One of them was Casey Neistat, an awesome person who does really cool videos on youtube and makes a living off of commercials for huge companies, and he and he's brother even have an HBO series!

After Casey, Matt Koval came to speak. Matt was a vlogger on YouTube and has a great channel, and now he works for YouTube and at the YouTube space in California. He talked about really important things you should think about when creating content.

After that there was a panel of Israeli creators, and after that was done, me, Idan and our new friend we met at the convention went for a small tour in Jerusalem guided by yours truly :)

Love you My Maniacs!♥

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