So I'm going to China during the summer, and I am very excited. My concern though, is about veganism. I take Chinese in school, but I am no way fluent, and I cannot even have a basic conversation. I am going on a tour group with a bunch of other high schoolers, and I'm assuming, based on the lack of vegan 17 year olds, I will be the only vegan there. My teacher has offered to help me memorize some phrases to use their about veganism, but when the person in China responds, I won't be able to understand. It is with a tour group, and they did say they can accommodate a vegan diet, but they said the food was very bland. I of course want to avoid this, and my teacher said they put meat in everything there, even in the tofu. He also said that the culture over there think of a vegetarian as a person that just enjoys eating vegetables. I read somewhere that someone just said they were Buddhist and they always got vegan, but that may only work it the temples. On a kind of different note, there is no drinking age in China, so I will be taking advantage of that. I follow the rules here in the US *wink wink* but I have no idea what alcohol is vegan and what is not. What is good and what isn't? Has anyone ever been to China while they were veg*n, and what was your experience like?
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