Vegetarians and vegans planning a trip to Asia will find Teresa Bergen’s travel guide a helpful resource. The ebook is thoroughly updated from the long ago guide Bergen first put out in 1994.
Vegetarian Asia Travel Guide covers 23 countries. Each chapter starts with a snapshot of the current state of vegetarianism and animal welfare in that country, including information about relevant religious or philosophical traditions and organized vegetarian groups. The bulk of the book focuses on which common dishes are usually vegetarian or vegan, or can easily be made so. Also covered is how to say “I’m a vegetarian” in local languages, food customs and resources for further information.
The book has a few restaurant recommendations for most countries, but not too many. Perhaps Bergen is worried that they’ll go out of business if she waits so long again between editions. Focusing on types of food rather than specific restaurants will give the ebook a longer shelf life.
The ebook format itself is very convenient for people traveling with electronic devices who don’t want to carry the extra weight of books. But some travelers will probably hope that this very helpful guide becomes available in print.
You can order the book on Amazon.
Also, visit Teresa’s Veg Travel and Fitness blog: www.teresabergen.com