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 Post subject: HELLO FROM MEXICO
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:22 pm 
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HI, EVERYBODY I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR POSTS AND THIS SEEMS TO BE A GREAT FORUM

COOL , EVERYBODY VEGAN AND LIKE SPORTS AND SOME OF YOU GOOD MUSIC

I AM HAPPY THAT I AM IN THIS FORUM , EVERYBODY ROCKS

WELL , I WILL BE POSTING SOME THINGS , I WORK IN AN AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY AS A BUYER AND IS BORING SO I HAVE TO POST THINGS IN ORDER OF NOT GETTING BORED

ANIMAL RIGHTS FOREVER

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:29 pm 
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Welcome!

Bienvenidos! Did I spell that correctly? I spent 6 1/2 months in Mexico traveling around the west coast and I've also been east to Cozumel and ares around there.

Great to have you here. Thanks for finding our forum. We do have an excellent group of supportive vegans here.

Have a great rest fo the day and we look forward to hearing more from you.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:15 pm 
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Hola y bienvenidos a estos foros! :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:22 am 
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Hi PetaCanabis :D

I fly out to Cancun on Sunday - I'd be grateful if you or anyone here could write me a quick blurb in Spanish as to what I can and can't eat to show waiters/staff in restaurants.

I read somewhere that even beans can be cooked in lard in Mexico. :?

Any vegan tips for Mexico would be much appreciated folks.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:57 am 
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Welcome! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:41 am 
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HI DUDES, I AM GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU AND YES BIENVENIDO IS OK

CANCUN AND COZUMEL ARE VERY CLOSE , ROBERT CAN TELL YOU WHAT HE USED TO EAT .

HEY TARZ, LET ME TELL YOU THAT VEGAN FOOD IS THE BIGEST PROBLEM THAT I HAVE IN MEXICO

OUR CULTURE IS MUCH ABOUT MEAT AND BEANS WITH LARD AND CRUELTY FOOD AND NOBODY IS FAMILIAR WITH VEGETARIANISM AND NOTHING ABOUT VEGANISM (YOU CAN TELL THE WAITER I DONT EAT MEAT AND HE WILL OFFER YOU CHICKEN YOU WILL SAY NO, AND HE WILL OFFER YOU FISH , THEN YOU CAN SAY ARE YOU DEAF OR STUPID :)

BUT SPECIALY IF YOU GO TO CANCUN THERE IS A PLACE IN DOWN TOWN NAMED 100% NATURAL THAT IS A GOOD RESTAURANT AND IS VERY GOOD THEY HAVE DIFERENT VEGETRIAN AND VEGAN DISHES , AND IF YOU EAT AT THE HOTEL , that is the dificult part , be carefull if you ask for a salad SOMETIMES THEY AD CHICKEN OR PORK TO THE SALADS (STUPID BUT THEY DO)

IF YOU ASK FOR BEANS YOU HAVE TO ASK WITH OUT "MANTECA " THAT IS LARD

YOU CAN HAVE RICE SALADS BEANS WITHOUT MANTECA FRUIT COCKTAILS I AM NOT SURE THAT THEY HAVE SOY AT THE HOTELS SO BE CAREFULL

BUT LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING DUDE YOU WILL LOVE CANCUN , THAT IS PARADISE :)

ASK ROBERT HE SURELY KNOW CANCUN CANCUN HUHUHUHUHUHUH

BYE

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:34 am 
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Thanks for that. :D

I now know to avoid Manteca.

Luckily my hotel is in Downtown, so looks like I'll be eating at 100% Natural a lot. Is it relatively cheap or expensive just out of curiousity?

Presumably I'd be OK at some of the American type eating establishments?

I'm sure I'll love Cancun. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:42 am 
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YES YOU ARE RIGHT TEY SURELY HAVE SUBWAY AND YOU CAN HAVE THE VEGGIE SUBWAY BUT MAN 100%NATURAL IS BETTER MORE FRESH AND MORE VARIANCE


ARE YOU KIDDING??
OF COURSE IS CHEAP THIS IS THE THIRD WORLS EVERYTING IS VERY CHEAP FOR YOU

IS EXPENSIVE IF YOU EAT OR DRINK IN THE HOTEL ZONE , BUT IN DOWN TOWN IS COOL

TRY SOME NOPALES AT THE LITTLE DOWNTOWN MARKET

AND I FORGOTT TACOS THE AGUACATE MMMMMMMMM

TORTILLA AGUACATO AND CHILLI THAT ROCKS DUDE

HAVE FUN AND DONT FORGET TO VISIT PYRAMID OF CHICHEN ITZA THAT MAYA CULTURE WAS VERY VERY INTERESTING MY FRIEND

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:51 am 
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Thanks again.

I was researching Cancun on the internet and I read on a few forums that it is no cheaper than London - you pay the same there as I would here. Perhaps that was refering to just the touristy hotel zone.

What is a nopales?

I intend to go to Chichen Itza - hopefully I'll be able to post a few pics once I'm back.

Anywhere else you'd recommend - I heard there was quite a hippyish/alternative town out of Cancun - Baju or something like that??

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:39 am 
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DOWNTOWN IS CHEAPER ,, HOTEL ZONE IS SUPER EXPENSIVE

BUT COOL BARS DISCOS ARE THERE SO MAKE THE BALANCE

MUST VISIT

XEL-HA XCARET NATURE RESOURCES WERE YOU CAN SNORKEL
BUT I REMEMBER THAT THEY HAVE DOLPHINS AND I HATE THE FACT OF KEEP ANIMALS FOR PEOPLE ENTERTAINMENT

TULUM IS A HIPPY NUDE BEACH COOL PLACE TO VISIT MY FRIEND :)
CHICHEN SUPER MUST CISIT PLACE

NOPAL IS A CACTUS PLANT WITH THORNS YOU CUT THE THORNS AND YOU EAT IT IS VERY NUTRITIVE IS PURE PROTEIN AND MINERALS IS VERY MEXICAN I LOVE IT BUT SOME PEOPLE DONT, YOU CAN CONVINE TORTILLA NOPALES AGUACATO CHILLI AND IS A POWER MIX

IS A LITTLE BIT SLIMY THAT IS WHY PEOPLE DONT LIKE IT BUT IS GOOD FOR DIABETHES AND TO CONTROL GLUCOSA IN BLOOD

ITS A SHAME THAT YOU CANT TRY PULQUE THAT IS A NOTHER BEBERAGE EXTRACTED OF ANOTHER PLANT (MAGUEY) IS PROTEIN AND IS BETTER THAN VIAGRA :)

THE PROBLEM IS THAT GET YOU DRUNK AND I THING YOU ARE STRAIGHT EDGE BUT I LOVE IT

BUT IN CANCUN THEY DONT HAVE

GOOD LUCK

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:54 am 
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Welcome Bienvenido!

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Mexican culture has contributed some fine things to my life!! Excellent food, good beer & Acuapolo Gold!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:11 am 
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AHA NOW WE ARE TALKING :weedman:

COOL

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:28 am 
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Yeah, I don't mind paying to go the bars n disco's - I'm on holiday after all!

I'll try and check out Tulum.

I will try Nopal - it sounds like it has many good properties - I will let you know if I like the taste!

Pulque could almost tempt me to start drinking alcohol again. :lol:

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Welcome ! :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:10 pm 
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Hola Tarz - ,

I'm a gringo but grew up largely near the US/Mex. border and have traveled a bit in Mexico as well. Never had any big problems eating vegan and there are a growing number of Vegano Mexicano's.

Eating out can be a bit tricky, esp. if you don't know the language but it's the same as anywhere - ya have to ask a lot of questions. And like everywhere, some folks may be more interested in getting you money than telling the truth so it's important to be careful how you phrase your questions. A lot of stuff that may look vegan isn't: lard in the beans, tortilla's cooked with lard, rice cooked with chicken broth, guacamole with mayonaise in it, etc.

That said, there are a good amount of health/natural food stores and even mainstream stores usually carry TVP and soymilk.

Have fun in Cancun and come visit us in Portland this August! :D


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