Saturday, May 17, 2008
Tired Out From Trier
Trier was excellent!
Evening fare was wretched. Stewed cabbage with some raw veg was about the extent of my options for dinner. Lunch was made manageable by our mid-day proximity to BioGate, where on three days I indulged in little nibbles and a quickly cobbled together falafel sandwich.
The final day of our trip afforded me enough time to get away for long enough to enjoy the Bio-snack bar that is housed inside the shop. As a vegan, I had two options to pick from. Not bad for a menu with a grand total of 6 lunch time meals. Thank goodness I ordered the small, because I would have felt at least partially responsible for the current food crisis given the amount of rice that was plunked down in front of me by the chef.
On the whole, I think Trier is manageable for any adventurous, Roman-history loving vegan. There were more than a couple of health food shops in this city. I wouldn't recommend staying in a location that offers supper - a vegetarian option might be possible, but vegan is a little less likely to be on their radar.
The city itself is charming and the run along the Moselle river is delightful. A red clay cliffs on the east side of the river serve as a dramatic backdrop to the numerous little houses that set up camp far away from the more touristy city-centre. Loads of stuff for kids, the baths, amphitheatre and cathedral are all worth a visit.
Glad to be home! K and I are ready for a night with Vetiver in the Rotonde.