I currently live in a very vegan friendly city in America, but my boyfriend and I want to move to South America. We are looking mainly at Chili and Argentina, but would like to drive there from the states. I have been vegan for six and a half years, and I love it. I would love to stay vegan, but would like to be able to go out to eat and generally eat easily while I travel and wherever we end up settling down.
I would hate to have to eat only vegetarian, but I work food service and know how annoying special diets can be, so I'm wondering if it would be more effective to be a happy and easy going vegetarian then s stickler to the vegan diet. Where I am now, I consider myself to be an easy going vegan, I don't question every 16 letter long word in the ingredient list, and if the cooks at a restaurant try to make my food vegan, I appreciate the effort and consume it, gratefully. But I can imagine asking for a meat, dairy and egg free meal in South America being similar to asking the waitress of a local restaurant here to provide me with a vegan gluten-free low sodium and no sugar meal. (By the way, I am not gluten-free, low sodium or sugar free, I'm just trying to draw a comparison). So, again, is it better for me to be easily meat free then a struggling, annoying vegan?
And has anyone traveled or lived in either Chile or Argentina before? Tips?
What is your opinion on all of this?