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Posted May 28, 2008 by Ryan Huling

Here at peta2, we work hard, and we play hard.

For me, that means using my precious vacation time wisely, and really clearing my head for a bit.

That’s why I decided to take 2 weeks this spring, and travel to Egypt. I have always wanted to go, and with the semester wrapping up for most college students that I work with, the timing was perfect!

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It’s worth noting that I don’t speak a word of Arabic (the national language), but even still, being vegan in Egypt was easier than you might think! In fact, many of the traditional dishes, such as ta’amiya (known elsewhere as “falafel”), are already animal-free!

One dish I was particularly fond of was called kushari, which is a delicious snack made up of lentils, chickpeas, macaroni, fried onions, garlic, and tomato sauce, served with warm pita bread. Scrum-diddilly-umptious!

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Yes indeed, it was a thoroughly enjoyable break. Needless to say though, even when I’m half-way around the world, I’m still not a douche. :)

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Ryan!

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  • 2612 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Hi Dorothy Joy!
    Vegetarian food is very common in Egypt, though it may not be labeled as such. :)
    Some of the great dishes to look out for include lentil soup, ta’amiya (falafel), hummus and pita bread, kushari, and fuul.
    Also, make sure to enjoy some fresh-squeezed mango juice, which can be found on every street corner.
    Have fun!

  • 2613 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That dish looks really good! I’m going to Egypt in two weeks and I was wondering what other GOOD vegetarian friendly food they have. Let me know please!

  • 2618 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s awesome that you got to go to Egypt!! For whatever reason I always wanted to take my dog there with me…strange, but true. 😉
    the Kushari dish looks delicious!!

  • 2618 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That’s so cool!!!!!
    I’m happy that you had a great time there =D

  • 2618 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    thats awesom^^,
    AND WOW!!
    even in egypt they have stupid kfc>.thats awesom^^,
    AND WOW!!
    even in egypt they have stupid kfc>.<

  • 2618 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Awesome! i have always wanted to go to Egypt too! I think it’s really cool that even when you are flying internationally you still find time to flick off KFCs………which is why i do too! If you could fit me in your suitcase too that would be great! =]

  • 2618 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Kewl! Next time you go travelling maybe you could fit me in your suitcase?! Lol!

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