Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Travelling gluten free

If I've been a little quiet over here, it's because I am crazy busy getting ready for my month long trip to Europe & South Korea that I leave for on SATURDAY! I actually have quite a few things I'd like to write about but I just don't have the time at the moment if I want to make the most of my trip. Expect a deluge of posts later.

Anyway, in the mess of booking things and making sure I am stocked up on all the meds I need, I've realised something. Since I haven't travelled that much so far this year (by my standards), I've forgotten that one of the hardest things about travel for me is not being able to eat the food I usually eat. I'm always shocked by how abnormal my normal diet is in Western countries. Even before I started consciously limiting my gluten and dairy intake, I never liked things that had lots of cheese or wheat in them - like creamy sauces or pasta. I even make my pizza without cheese. (I think it tastes better, but it could just be that it makes me feel better!) I generally eat curries and rice as my staple anyway, so it's a shock to me to have pasta more than once a year. I know that on this trip I will be eating at least a little bread, pasta and pizza in France and Italy (I have to try it!), but I'm planning on keeping it to a minimum.

So for my seasoned gluten-free friends out there, what are your tips for travelling gluten free? I've already put in my special orders for plane food, do you have any other tips? I really don't want to spend the flight from London to Seoul curled up in the foetal position and freaking out my fellow passengers with my moaning (it happens to coincide with my usual peak pain days...).

I think that my hardest meal will be breakfast, as at the moment at home I just have a banana and a muesli bar if I'm still hungry (usually I'm not) and I don't think that will be too easy to come by amongst all the pastries. What do you eat for breakfast?

Also, if you haven't seen this you need to watch it. Eurovision in a song.

(I think Huffington Post's headline explained it all: Romania Sent A Superman Villain To Conquer Eurovision 2013 With Dubstep Opera)

1 comment:

  1. I'm afraid I don't have any GF travelling tips (I'll ask Mum for how they went about it with Jon last year!) but I just wanted to say how glad I am that you put that clip up. Perfect Eurovision summary. The kind of song that made everyone just stare open mouthed at the TV with their head on their side.
    Also, I'm still super-gutted that Montenegro didn't get in. I LOVE IT. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FR9rtB2ilZU


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