The tales of a vegetarian in Mexico...
Trip Start Aug 15, 2012
21Trip End Aug 15, 2013
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We started our in-country orientation at a convent/retreat center in Cuernavaca. At dinner Andrea, my country coordinator, explained to the nuns that I was a vegetarian. And by explain I mean she had to list out that I don't eat any kind of meat since there is not a Spanish word for vegetarian. Although there were enough dishes in the buffet line without meat for me to eat not one but three meals, as I sat down at the table with my plate of food, one of the sisters placed in front of me a large plate of avocados. At that moment all of my fears about being in a new country and a new culture dissipated. Radical hospitality knows no borders.