Vegan Traveling Part 3 – Hotels
Getting into a new city and walking into a hotel is such a great part of a trip. I love checking in and looking out the window to a the view of a new city. Once I get settled in, I ask for the mini bar to get emptied. I don’t need anything in there but I do want the room to get some fruits or vegetables, sometimes I get almond milk for my morning coffee :). As much as I love hotels, sometimes rentals are a better choice. If I just want to stay in and enjoy the surroundings, I may want a kitchen. In big cities with a lot to do, there is no need for a kitchen, but smaller quieter places, where most of the things to do are walking distance from where the hotels. Hotels always win. Traveling as a vegan is sometimes easier if you stay in a hotel. Call in advance if your are eating at one of the restaurants in the premises, ask them if they offer any vegan options (be ready to explain what vegan is). Sometimes chefs love the challenge that a vegan diet represents for their routine. They may even come and greet you when you arrive to be seated. I had the best Tom Ka Gai made by a Taiwanese chef in my hotel in Costa Rica.