This guest post was written by Polly from Veggywood. She recently traveled to Asia and visited China and Japan. Now she is back and here to share her tips for vegans traveling in these countries.
As a vegetarian and then as a vegan, I’d always been nervous about traveling to Asia. I’d heard horror stories about fish broth being in “everything”, carcasses hanging in shop windows, the prevalence of fur clothing… But when in the beginning of October, I was fortunate enough to travel to Hong Kong for the first time, I found an entirely different world: one that was decidedly veggie-friendly and even more importantly, respectful of it. With the exception of fur (sadly, people wear a lot of real fur there, and it’s all over the shop windows, a sight I haven’t seen in awhile), I found Hong Kong and Japan surprisingly easy places to travel as vegan.