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Old 04-15-2012, 12:50   #1
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We are going to Turkey this summer, for 2 weeks. I`m really looking forward to it, and counting the days. (61 days left, according to my son. )

Last year we went to Crete for a week, and it was amazing.

What I am wondering is what you do foodwise, when visiting a foreign country. It`s easy when eating at the hotel. I can read and speak english pretty ok, and can ask if I am wondering about something. But, when out and about, sometimes we might be eating in a place/bying from a store where peoples english is "less than perfect", and then what? Do you eat what you think is ok, and just accept that you MIGHT be getting something with higher carbnumbers than you normally would eat?

That`s what I did last summer, in Crete. And what I think I will do this year.. I was just curious to hear if anyone had some experience dealing with this.

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I will be travelling overseas to the UK, through Europe to Berlin in July.
First trip since dx and was wondering about customs, meds, needles, insulin etc.

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We are doing a 2 1/2 week vacation in Northern Spain. We will have my daughter with us who speaks fluent spanish, so I am hoping that will help. I know it will be impossible to eat as low carb as I normally do, but I intend to try. I'm going to bring some Flat out wraps and chia seed in my suitcase and maybe some peanut butter . We have breakfasts at all our hotels and they are fairly easy because usually they are buffets. We are visiting a lot of small towns where I think the options will be limited to local dishes like Paella which is full of rice. I am hoping we can find Tapas places and dine on small appetizers. Usually on vacation we tend to walk more, I hoping that helps.

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Turkey is a very nice tourist destination. Spent a week there last year. Had a swell time. They can speak and understand English pretty well. Food wise no problems at all. Lot's of meat, fish, lamb, chicken & LCHF friendly food.

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I've spent about half time abroad since my Dx 2 1/2 years ago, Mostly in France, but also Spain, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland. I usually make sure I have almonds and/or salami with me for breakfasts, since in parts of Europe breakfasts are almost all bread-based. However, the farther north you go, the more there's cheese and meat available at breakfast time. Lunch and dinner are theoretically easier, since there's always meat and vegetables, but I have to say that substitutions are not accepted as readily in Europe as they are in the US. On the other hand, there's almost always cheese available instead of dessert, which is easier than here.

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