Year 13 | How To Travel As An Irritating, Meating-Hating Vegan

Year 13 | Travel Vegan

Disclaimer: this is not an article promoting veganism or any kind of diet to any kind of person, eat whatever the heck you like, I ain’t gonn’ judge.

Being an annoyingly animal-and-earth-conscious person can be a hard task when travelling the globe, particularly in countries where meat and dairy are in practically every dish. You feel rude when rejecting the undoubtedly divine local cuisine, and fellow travellers give you a hard time for refusing it too. No one likes to be the seemingly difficult or “fussy” one, especially when in a foreign country surrounded by new friends, so it puts you in a bit of a predicament.

Don’t get me wrong it’s definitely do-able, you just have to know how to do it right.

Here’s some tips on how to live the #veganlyf in foreign countries without coming across as a complete douchebag.

1. Learn how to speaka’ their language

See: Vegetariano, végétalien, ăn chay, vegano/a.

The very first thing you should do when travelling somewhere new is learn how to say and write the word vegan. A quick Google search will save you a whole lot of effort and embarrassment when it comes to ordering food, plus it’s a lot more respectful.

Side note: Not only should you learn how to say the word vegan, you should also learn other words or phrases that will help explain what a vegan is (e.g. no meat, no dairy, no eggs). Which brings me to my next tip…

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