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Getting over… the flu?

Bah, I just got sick! It came out of nowhere too. That’s the downside of being a student. Flus and colds rage around campus like wildfire and if you catch the head, you might also catch the tail, which SUCKS. Probably wouldn’t have happened if I ate raw foods more, but I do the best I can.

Awesome news! I am going back to Cartagena, Colombia again this year, with a nonprofit organization for impoverished children. These kids are SO amazing. They are in such destitute situations, yet they are the some of the bravest, kindest children I’ve ever met. I am currently making a blog about them and the trips. The trip is $1,100 and last year I managed the foot the bill myself, although this year I am trying to hardcore fundraise!

I am also going to update on here while I am in Colombia. It will be absolutely impossible to stay raw or even vegan. Colombians eat meat with every meal, as it is part of the culture. Vegetarianism they have heard of if they’ve come in contact with Americans, but they don’t understand it. Most Colombians wouldn’t even be able to wrap their heads around the idea of veganism. I am, however, going to stay away from milk and cheese. I will eat eggs if I absolutely feel I must. We work in 96 degree and above heat with 100% humidity and we go all day long. If I feel like I am not getting enough to eat in the morning, I will eat eggs. My health will come first in a choice between eating eggs and going hungry in the heat. I am also considering eating fish if it is offered to me. Last year we went to an island on the weekend, and they served freshly caught fish… there was no vegetarian option. It was the best damn fish I ever had, hands down. My goal is to stay 85% vegan and try to eat as much fresh, tropical fruit down there as I can. My god, the mangoes and the avocados! The first time I had these 2 delightful fruits was during last year’s trip to Cartagena. The mangoes were fresh, sweet, juicy… the perfect cure for the heat. And the avocadoes… they are “Hass” avocadoes and they were the size of Florida avocadoes! When I came back to America I wondered why the avocadoes were so small, haha!

On Saturday I will post the link to that blog. Until then!

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