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11-16-2005, 06:42 PM
I would like to stay as high raw as I can while I am visiting in Vietnam. BTW, I am not 100% raw now, I do cook some of my dishes.
I understand that there arent too many native Vietnamese who are vegetarians. Therefore, I would like to know if my baby and I can live on fruits for two weeks?
I saw a guy online who ate durians and pineapples most of the time that he was in Thailand.
Is there anything that I could take to add to our fruit intake while overseas? I can bring dried foods into the country but not fresh stuff.
My husband has me worried about eating greens there, because they may spray them. There is no way to double check that information.
The foods are always wonderful there. I am in heaven when I am in Vietnam. Coconuts, bananas, mangos, durians, papayas fresh from the trees.
Thank you for all your help,
Teresa and Mae
Sharon in Colorado
11-16-2005, 06:51 PM
If you aren't going to be there very long you can literally live off all the fruit with no problems. Lots of people eat just fruit for months and months...how long are you planning on being there?
11-16-2005, 06:58 PM
i was in vietnam for two weeks a few years ago and all i ate was fruit! so many i've never seen before. you can also brings flax seed crackers, nuts and some packaged lara bars. while in vietnam i ate a lot of the greens that they use in pho and other dishes like shredded romaine, mung beans etc. while my mom would eat the other dishes i would often snack on the lettuce. there are actually a lot of vegetarians in vietnam (mainly in the buddhist temples) and they have many vegetarian buffets and restaurants however most if not all are cooked. have fun in vietnam and make sure you get to go to the beautiful beaches in central vietnam!
11-17-2005, 06:36 PM
I will keep that in mind when we are there. I know the temples monks are vegetarians, but not raw as you stated.
I will only be there for two weeks, however, my baby will be there longer. Maybe I can make smoothies for her with flaxseed in it. She likes that.
My husband is from the south therefore we go further south to the south china sea. It is beautiful there. The water is warm.
My husband wont go north of Ho Chi Minh city so going to the Central part of Vietnam is out of the question.
Thanks for the help about Vietnam though. I have been searching for a way to become a vegetarian for years. Now I have found it, found my way and I feel liberated.
I am glad to see that there are Vietnamese people who are vegetarians and not just meat eaters.
Teresa and Mae
11-17-2005, 08:14 PM
Just wanted to let you know that my prayers are with you as you and your family travel. everyone already suggested what was in my mind. I know you will miss your baby -
11-18-2005, 09:51 AM
Oh yes, I will miss her terribly, but she needs to spend some time with her grandma and grandpa they miss her a lot too. I am hoping that she can learn Vietnamese while she is there, that is why I wanted her to stay longer than I am.
My husband will bring her back home maybe a month later. Or maybe I will call him to bring her home sooner. We will just have to see how that turns out.
Teresa and Mae
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