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On today’s episode, we’ll be talking to Diana, an official tour guide and also the founder of Madrid Vegan Tours, the first and only vegan tour service in Madrid, Spain. Diana is an accredited tour guide with a huge amount of knowledge about Madrid including all of the museums, its art history and its architecture and the fact it's a vegan friendly destination. You will tell that Diana has so much passion and love for her city and you will want to visit Madrid after listening to this podcast.. Diana tells us about her services, issues for vegans in Spain, the state of the movement in Spain as well as what she (a local) recommends if you just have one day in Madrid. If you know someone heading to Spain at anytime, make sure you forward them this podcast. I wish I had spoken to her before our visit last September.
8:35 What is Madrid Vegan Tours and what do they offer.
14:40 All the different tours they offer.
18:30 Why professional guides are so worth it.
21:30 Madrid is more than you might expect.
24:00 How to design a perfect vegan spanish itinerary vacation.
27:40 Seeing animal organisations at work in countries that we visit.
32:00 Animal exploitation examples you need to be prepared to encounter when visiting Spain.
34:30 Rise of vegan movement in Spain.
35:30 What can you do in Madrid in 24 hours.
Places and resources we talk about
Prado Museum in Madrid
Climate of Madrid
Blog post on the lifestyle of Madrid
Diana’s vacation design for vegans going to Spain
Dog and Cat rescue centre
Change in attitudes to eating meat
One day in Spain
Breakfast in hotel
Visit to Prado museum when it’s quieter
A Vegan Tapas Tour
Templo de Debod
Diana’s new tour: A vegan look at Prado Museum + Vegan Tapas
Toledo Vegan Experience Tour
Vegan Cooking Class in Madrid
Vegan Shopping + Tapas
Exclusive Vegan Experience in Madrid
Some Spain travel tips
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#1 | Vegan walking tours in Paris | Vegan Food Tours France (walking tours in Paris)
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The World Vegan Travel Podcast host, Brighde Reed, has been living overseas since the age of 18, has lead tours on 3 continents and is now the co-founder of luxury vegan group tour operator World Vegan Travel. Join her has she talks to regular travelers as well as experts in the industry.
Our team of travel experts and local guides work hard to create one-of-a-kind travel experiences that showcase each country's culture, people and geography, while being specifically catered to the needs and interest of vegans and vegan-friendly travelers.