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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:15 am 
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Welcome!
I spent a month in Mexico when I was in high school...I actually started college as a Spanish major.
I ate lots of nopales when I was down there....pretty good! Didn't like pulque so much though. Lots and lots of other good food though...I actually lived with a vegetarian family when I was there! They were the only vegetarians I met during the whole time I was there! I'd give anything to have them cooking for me again, I ate REALLY well down there. :D
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COOL I COULD SPEND THE WHOLE DAY EATING GUACAMOLE THAT IS OUR SPECIALTY GUACAMOLE RULZZZ

YES I UNDERSTAND YOU THERE IS NO MUCH VEGANS OR VEGETARIANS HERE IN MEXICO :(

BUT IS COOL THAT YOU MET SOME


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Hi again PETACANABIS.

Mexico is good - weather poor on Monday and Tuesday, but hot sincethen. I got a bit sunburnt yesterday. :? You could cook food off me...

Cancun is OK - I like Downtown, and just watching how you Mexicans work, rest and play. I don't like the Hotel Zone much - too developed and tacky for me. I don´t think much of the bars and clubs here, but maybe that's because I'm not an 18yr old American on GradWeek/Summer Vacation. :wink:

The beach and sea here in Cancun are nice.

I like Nopales - very tasty.

In some shoops they are health food snacks and biscuits called Naturale Intergrales or something like that - soy snacks or oat meal cookies in different flavours. Do you know if any of these are vegan - some are labelled only in Spanish, some in English ( I'm not sure about the margarine?). There are a few brands - like Sariah - can you help?

I've been drinking Ades soya milk - there are a lot of nice flavours. There are a few other brands of soy milk I can' remember at the moment.

I've ate a lot at 100% Natural.

I won't make it to Chichen Itza now, didn't fancy 7hrs on a bus there and back....

I made it to Tulum on a public bus, just as it was closing. They wouldn't let me in for two minutes, couldn't believe it - 5hrs travelling and didn't really get to see it. I kicked up a fuss, so much so the staff threatened to call the police. :shock:

Yucutan seems really nice - would like to explore the area and Mexico properly one day, the food would be a worry though. :?

There seems to be a lot of health food stores around, healthy eating seems popular here, 100% Natural is always busy.

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from living on the border i can tell you what i usually choose if i have to eat at a restaurant. i go for the chilaquiles, which i basically tortilla strips drenched in a green salsa. they are usually topped with cheese but i just ask them to leave that off. or there's also papas a la mexicana, also called papas rancheras. these are potatoes with tomato, onion, and jalapenos or some other type of chile. they are really tasty. still, i try to make these dishes at home so i know that there is no lard involved in the preparing.

another one of my favorites when out on the mexican side of this bordertown is the steamed corn you can find on the corner. there is usually a guy with a little stand and a big bucket where he steams the corn on the cob. it has several options for toppings. the most common is mayonaisse, grated cheese, and chile. yeah i know, we will find some way to make it unhealthy. i, of course, steer clear of that recipe. i usually ask for them to squeeze fresh lime juice on it and some salt. then dash on the chile powder.

there are usually lots of fruit stands as well. with lots of pineapple, watermelon, papaya, mango, etc. usually also offered with chile powder as a optional topping. the agua de fruta they make from these fruits are delicious drinks.

now if you want to try a soda, i highly recommend having a brand called Joya. the have several flavors: orange, lemon lime, pineapple, fruit punch. but my all time favorite is sabor de manzana, the apple flavor. i am trying to steer clear of sodas because they have a lot of sugar and all. but if once i long while i'm gonna have a soda, it's gonna be a Joya sabor de manzana.

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another one of my favorites when out on the mexican side of this bordertown is the steamed corn you can find on the corner. there is usually a guy with a little stand and a big bucket where he steams the corn on the cob. it has several options for toppings. . . . i usually ask for them to squeeze fresh lime juice on it and some salt. then dash on the chile powder.


That sounds really good!!

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You got it crispy q tha tis the way i love to eat corn here in mexico cooool


sorry about tulum tarzan i hope everything else goes right , yes you are right bars and discos are more like spring breakers places with drunk people getting more wasted

also i dont like that kind of music , they only play very uncool music

i remember once in daddy o disco there were a couple having sex in front of all the people , they were very high to notice what they were doing

i like to jogging at the hotel zone they have a nice track to do it

i think the oat bars and stuff are very vegan dont worry just be carefull if they say in spanish , mantequilla or margarina, that means butter

iis cool that you liked nopales they are very healthy

well my friend have fun

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I hate to state the obvious, but having spent the last 8 months being sick on-off, a word of advice - if you get sick (traveler's diarhea) at the end of your trip, GO TO THE DOCTOR. Kristy and I both got sick at the end our of wonderful Mexican honeymoon. She got some antibiotics for it, but I didn't (typical tough guy). I ended up with a parasite that has dogged me for 8 months. A visit to the hospital and a strong antibiotic has finally kicked it, but I spent a lot of time getting to know my commode in the past 8 months (and not being able to train, and losing and having to re-gain the weight).

Having said that, snorkeling at Xel-ha is an awesome day trip. We didn't swim with the poor dolphins, but we did spend almost the whole day underwater. It was definitely worth the trip.

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Thanks for the tips Ronnie - I'm now home but will hopefully be able to try your tips another time. :D

PETA - yeah it was bleedin hip-hop, urban and RnB everywhere. I never made it to Daddy O's but it looked popular. Wasn't impressed with Senor Frogs, The City was an impressive venue which I'm sure is good when it isn't virtually empty like it was when I was there. I went to Coco Bongo's on Saturday, that was OK - the trapeze artists are very good. I never get my money's worth at these free bar places as I don't drink. Hung out with a nice girl from Mexico City in there. I wanted a night out in Downtown along the main strip near 100% Natural - there looked some good bars and clubs on that road - my mate wasn't up for that though. It would of been good to play with the locals instead of a load of drunks and kids in the main zone.

I ran on the track between Downtown and Hotel Zone - only so far though as it bloody miles, and it is hard work in the heat and humidity and very little sleep!! If I was feeling crazy I could of run from Downtown all the way to the night-club drag, then all the way along the main road to the end of the hotel zone!! That is a long way - Cancun is big, too big I thought!! Didn't like being reliant on buses........

I hope to go back to Mexico one day. :D

finbarrio - I know what you mean, I got food poisoning in India in March. That laid me low for six weeks or so, and that was bad enough. 8 months!! I feel for you... Glad you have finally shifted it.

Xel-Ha and Xcaret looked good, but didn't go because of the dolphins and I believe they also keep other animals. The snorkelling and other stuff did look good there though. There are a few other places around there that look good - forget exactly what they are called now - where you could do the cavern diving. Coba looked good too, but like again Chichen Itza, it was too much time spent on a bus to really justify it though.

I was concerned about the amount of jungle being cleared for new hotels and attractions ( golf courses etc ), but unfortunately I can see the development going on and on.......

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Yes tarz you are right , those greedy bastards they dont care about nature just business

that is why i dont go to cancun anymore i prefer to go to another beaches more kind of hippy stuff

altough i remember i enjoyed cancun when i was 18

cool to have you back

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Yes, I prefer smaller, more independant places myself too.

They were some beach shacks near Tulum which looked good - a little too basic and no protection from the mosquitoes - a couple from our hotel stayed there and got eaten alive.

I would love to visit other places in Mexico - as Cancun is just basically a brash, tacky American resort - but I would struggle with the food unless I learn Spanish, which is something I want to do.

At the far end of the Hotel Zone, they are still building - I was amazed at the number of hotels still being constructed.

I intend to read up and research Mayan culture and heritage.

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