I have been lucky that in my current job I get to travel a fair bit. There is a certain anxiety that comes with each travel, both of what I will see and learn but at the same time what I will eat. It is vain to think about my immediate food requirement as soon as I land, but its inevitable, I wonder what I will eat. Disembarking from the plane marks my last stop of ‘familiar’ food services! I guess that’s also part of my being a vegetarian, i.e. I don’t eat: egg, fish, beef, chicken, goat, lamb – anything that was a moving creature that was killed and consumed. I do eat milk products (no am not a VEGAN).
Now that I have defined what a vegetarian is – one that is not an “occasional” vegetarian but of 15 years -I can talk about the rest! My travel is always underpinned by the thoughts on what I will eat. I love to explore places but a large part is often eluding me because I cant eat the local foods, enjoy the local cuisine which is an integral part of any culture or country.
Through this blog I will capture all the places I visit and what I do in my quest to find the local vegetarian food, or how I make my way in getting a taste of the local yet staying true to my vegetarian practices.
Upcoming posts about:
Lunch: Cheese, Spinach Sandwich with coffee
Dinner: Black bean rice with raisin
Dinner @ Eataly: Gnocchi with vegetables and cheese
Cheese Enchilada in Guadalupe, Nuevo León, Mexico
Ethiopia and Turkey Coming Up!
I couldnt have come to the US and not gone to Walmart to get all my necessities, could I? So a friend and I decided to go THE place to shop in the US, well atleast for people on a budget. So we headed out in downtown LA to find Walmart and live the American life. Guiding us was our piece of paper with directions, metro numbers and names of places we needed to change the metro at.
For all those who know me, I cant make the left from the right based on names. Coz what if you are giving me directions thinking I am facing the street, when I could have the street behind me or perpendicular to me. So seriously your directions will only confuse me. But its good to have someone who can take charge of the directions I went in.
Ok now began the saga which ended with not such short walks in the hot sunny afternoon with not so friendly looking people walking up to us, trying to sell bus passes on the road (which the bus pass says is illegal to do), really unhappy rag pickers throwing out the trash from the trash can. I wish I had pictures to show but really taking out my camera to take pictures was inviting trouble coz then you dont know who is after you to take it ALL from you! Feel sorry that I couldnt. But dont give up have one picture from my trip today to show.
Enter – Walmart! Whats the deal with the place. Says ask for assistance but no one there to assist you! Anyway we look and decide and figure out what we want to buy and head to the counter to pay up. This lady keeps repeating CASH ONLY, and we are like heard ya, but no she has to say it gazillion times! So we finally pay in CASH and move out!
Walk around the mall attached to Walmart and decide to buy some more stuff and finally head back. Oh did I already say have a bad sense of direction? I DO! But well the positive and saving grace is that I dont get mad at you if you make me lose my way! Since anyway I would get lost so atleast here is someone trying to keep me on track!