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Iran, Azerbadjan and Georgia

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1. Posted by Pettrott (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

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Hi, planning to take a trip to Iran, Azerbadjan and Georgia. I'm not so experienced in travelling and have never been outside Europe. I welcome any kind of advices and recommondations for my trip. Only two specific questions: Who is going to try to swindle me? And is it possible to be a vegetarian in these countries?

2. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

I've generally found that Musilims like to eat meat

3. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I will go with my experience with Russia to give an idea about Russia and Azerbaijan. Vegetarian eating is tough to come by, that is if you eat at restauarants and cafe's.

But stick to markets and there are plenty of vegtables and things to cook that are not dripping off the bone...

... Vegan is another story, trying to get the ingrediants of things is near impossible, though I think it is same to guess if it is a European or United States brand on the label that it is not vegan. Local brands may have animal products in them but less proccessed perhaps? Just a guess.

4. Posted by mmuzamir (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

Strange this comment come from china- Wocca-"Musilim (mind the spelling dear!) like to eat meat". I think if you're travelling to Muslims countries, you dont have to worry about maintaining your vegan diet. If ur travelling the first time, its better to have an acquaintance to travel with.

5. Posted by goshgirl (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

thank you Korn..

the Jan 73 National Geographic mentioned that centenarian tribes
around the world were vegetarian
.. they singled out the Villcabamba
of Ecuador, the Hunzas of Tibet, and the Azerbaijans of the Caucasus.

Recently s tudy has found that Seventh Day Adventists are the longest
lived community in the US. The international relief of the Adventists is

(May they convince their hospitals to stop vivisecting)

I been around that area and there actully a lot of meals that are vegan

6. Posted by shantishan (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

hi everyone...aits funny to here all these rumors and misperceptions....:)...there are massive variety of vegetables in Iran which can be turned into some of most delicious vegetarian meals...hence, when and if in Iran, contact me (for help) i'll make one of these meals for ya!....wishing all a safe and happy travel...:)

7. Posted by lagh (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Funny you ask,
because i was an arab in germany and all i could find was greasy meat-bread delights. What's a good idea is to make your own lentils, with sexy chili. And yoghurt salad mmm

8. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 7y

This travel blog has some interesting photos of food in markets from Georgia and Azerbaijan, the Georgian cheese bread in particular Katchapuri-looks delicious.