Before I started my round-the-world trip in 2015, a few people asked if I would still stay vegan while travelling, sceptical that it was possible. In the early days of the job I had before this trip, I remember talking to the director of the company at lunch about the topic of vegetarianism (after she discovered I don’t eat meat), and she mentioned that she had a friend who was vegetarian but who later gave up the diet. I asked her why. She said: “She went to Latin America”. Already this sowed the seeds of doubt as to whether I could remain vegan in countries such as Argentina, which is famous for its beef-oriented diet.
Originally published at https://www.samwoolfe.com on May 24, 2021.