Ethics vs. Etiquette

Okay, so I think it’s time to talk about my situation.  My PI trip is coming up soon and there may be some situations where I’ll most likely have to eat meat or vegetable dishes are cooked in or with meat/seafood/animal byproducts.   When I met with my travel nurse last week, she told me that I need to start reintroducing meat and dairy into my diet slowly and as soon as possible or I’ll end up getting really sick on my trip.

I’ve been seriously avoiding this topic because I really don’t want to eat meat or anything that comes from animals (broth, fish sauce, eggs, dairy, etc.). I’m vegan.  I haven’t eaten meat in over 3 years.  How do I even begin??????  How do put my ethical beliefs aside in order to basically survive in the motherland.

I can’t do it.  But I need to.  I don’t want to end up getting sick in the PI and missing out on the whole expo trip : (