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I've been a strict vegetarian for five years now, and i am traveling for about 6 months next year to spain, england and india. I know some of these places are pretty good about the veg. thing and i have done some research but i thought maybe someone has personal experience they would like to share. Thanks.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sunny.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sunny:">
 

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I've never been outside the US...I did just get back from Myrtle Beach, however! Not very vegan friendly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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Since people mean different things by the term "strict vegetarian" it might help if you told us what you do and don't eat. Do you follow a vegan diet?<br><br><br><br>
I live in the UK and it is very vegetarian friendly, I think. Lacto-ovo options are available almost everywhere in cities and suburbs at least, and in a lot of the countryside. You can walk into most restauraunts/cafes and expect a (lacto-ovo) vegetarian option.<br><br><br><br>
Finding vegan options eating out is a little more difficult, but seems to be possible in a lot of places. And meat & dairy replacements are quite common in supermarkets and health food shops. Do you have specific questions you want to ask? There are plenty of us from the UK/living in the UK here. I'm not sure about the other places. Where in England are you planning on going?
 

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I was in India for 10 1/2 weeks in '98 and it was vegetarian heaven. I didn't have any problem getting great vegetarian food anywhere. I was mainly in Bangalore, but also spent time in New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai (Bombay), Mysore, Fort Cochin and Trivandrum. I far prefer southern Indian cooking but all of it was very good.<br><br><br><br>
I also had no problems when I was in London. There was a great sausage restaurant that may have been called the Banger and Mash Cafe near Portobello Road that had the best vegetarian sausauge I've ever tasted.
 

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<a href="http://www.happycow.net/europe/spain/index.html" target="_blank">Happy Cow listings for Spain</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.happycow.net/europe/england/index.html" target="_blank">Happy Cow listings for England</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.happycow.net/asia/india/index.html" target="_blank">Happy Cow listings for India</a><br><br><br><br>
Phrases in their native tongue<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.ivu.org/phrases/sasia.html" target="_blank">India</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.ivu.org/phrases/iberia.html" target="_blank">Spain (all the way on the bottom)</a><br><br><br><br>
Hope some of this helps you. I haven't traveled for long periods out of the country. I'm going to Italy in February. I have already gathered info on all of the vegan-friendly places and which phrases to use to get my point across.
 

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Thank you all. Sorry i should elaborate; strict veg. to me means chocolate but no eggs, milk products(besides those in chocolate and the products of chocolate) and all the other stuff, honey is not a big issue to me.Yeah, i know there's vegan chocolate. But i love chocolate, I dont discriminate. I eat any type.lol. Im going to Bangalore, London(hopefully), and bilbao in Spain. Yeah, I've look into Happy cow but ill look again. It's still a year away but im supper obsessive about doing my research.
 
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