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JM^3
18-11-2005, 15:12:51
I am just wondering

JM

Funko
18-11-2005, 15:14:58
Depends how much you like eating meat...

Funko
18-11-2005, 15:17:29
Serious answer is - it depends where in Europe. Britain and most of western europe it's pretty easy. I don't recall being in a British restaurant in recent times that didn't have at least a couple of vegetarian options. And I know plenty of vegetarians who manage fine.

Those same friends have had more trouble in eastern europe, Prague and Budapest for example. It's still very do-able but you get little choice about where to eat and what to have.

Resource Consumer
18-11-2005, 15:20:48
I echo that - the East is difficult unless you want a life of unappertising gherkins. In France they tend to look at veggies a bit stranger but it is livable (I have 2 veggie friends who have survived in Paris for 15 years now)

Scabrous Birdseed
18-11-2005, 15:22:46
On the other hand fresh fruit and veg tends to be better on the continent, so if you're comfortable doing mostly home cooking you'll be fine.

Now VEGAN might be a bigger problem.

Drekkus
18-11-2005, 15:57:50
Originally posted by Funko
Depends how much you like eating meat... :lol:

maroule
18-11-2005, 16:22:28
We force feed vegetarians, and cook their liver in Armagnac here.

paiktis22
18-11-2005, 16:22:54
They call them a funny name too.

paiktis22
18-11-2005, 16:30:56
Maroule, what a disgrace happening in Fwance eh? I was in some banlieu once at night (long story as I was returning from Paris to some small village in the north and there was no bus after 8 o'clock after the train change(wtf?!). Some guys threw and smashed a bottle of beer behind me (like wtf?!) and when I went to some cafee to make a phone call for someone to pick me up the guy there brought me a coffe just because he wanted to and charged me for it!
No wonder there are revolutions there!

LoD
18-11-2005, 17:22:39
Poland, Austria - as easy as being a meat-eater.

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-11-2005, 17:27:52
In Britain you'll be locked in the village stocks and fed bacon butties through an IV drip.

Kitsuki
18-11-2005, 17:29:28
For every bacon butty my vegetarian friend refuses, I eat two extra to help compensate.

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-11-2005, 17:38:35
Excellent. Keep that up and within 10 years, the only hard part of you body will be your arteries.

The Norks
18-11-2005, 17:52:34
people who don't eat meat should be fed to the animals

maroule
22-11-2005, 08:53:06
Originally posted by paiktis22
Maroule, what a disgrace happening in Fwance eh? I was in some banlieu once at night (long story as I was returning from Paris to some small village in the north and there was no bus after 8 o'clock after the train change(wtf?!). Some guys threw and smashed a bottle of beer behind me (like wtf?!) and when I went to some cafee to make a phone call for someone to pick me up the guy there brought me a coffe just because he wanted to and charged me for it!
No wonder there are revolutions there!


The country is going down the drain. But that's the way things work here, it has to get really bad before people start working on a solution. France has never been able to reform normally, we have to go through the compulsions of semi (or full blown) revolutions all the time. That's really annoying. I yearn for some scandinavian rational calm.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
22-11-2005, 09:07:42
Time for Republic Nr 6.

maroule
22-11-2005, 10:21:55
it would help, but the present situation won't be fixed by a constitutional reshuffling

MoSe
22-11-2005, 12:48:30
In Milan, I remember already 20 years ago we had a couple top-level only vegetarian restaurants, as well as some club-like ones offering cheap menus for work lunchbreaks...

You'l alway have vegetable dishes in our menus, albeit not "main courses", and some pastas won't have any fish/meat in their sauce...

I had a friend tho who went to chinese restaurants, ordered Cantonese rice and then picked all the ham dices out of it with the sticks.... :lol:

Funko
22-11-2005, 12:50:11
Jon, are you coming to Europe then? why ask?

MoSe
22-11-2005, 12:57:01
:gotit: is "being vegetarian" some slang for "not eating meat"??? :lol:

MoSe
22-11-2005, 12:58:20
:o
forgive me Funko, your pun was fun even WITHOUT getting the innuendo behind it!!!!
:o :o :o

Funko
22-11-2005, 13:13:30
:lol:

The innuendo was purely a coincidence.

Kitsuki
22-11-2005, 13:23:31
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Excellent. Keep that up and within 10 years, the only hard part of you body will be your arteries.

I simply offer them few bacon butties... ;)

Don't actually eat much meat other than fish and chicken when I think about it (I have a strong food intolerance/very mild allergy to beef for one.)

Funko
22-11-2005, 13:34:16
You didn't have some beef at the party did you?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
22-11-2005, 14:21:23
Originally posted by maroule
it would help, but the present situation won't be fixed by a constitutional reshuffling

I'd count the events of 1789-1793 under "constitutional reshuffling", so it might actually help.

JM^3
22-11-2005, 16:30:06
I have just always wondered...

I really plan to go to europe som e day

JM

Funko
22-11-2005, 16:30:41
Being Jon Miller - European Vacation. :beer:

Japher
22-11-2005, 16:31:41
the whole electrical outlet confussion should be a blast

JM^3
22-11-2005, 16:34:23
oh, but I already know about that

JM

Tizzy
22-11-2005, 17:02:55
I'm sure you can still make it funny

Dyl Ulenspiegel
22-11-2005, 17:03:49
Originally posted by Funko
Being Jon Miller - European Vacation. :beer:

:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Lazarus and the Gimp
22-11-2005, 21:53:00
Originally posted by Funko
You didn't have some beef at the party did you?

Did he foam at the mouth?

Funko
23-11-2005, 09:22:29
I suppose it could have been foam...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-11-2005, 09:42:45
Bin foam, world reknown soap terrorist?

Funko
23-11-2005, 09:46:46
Bin Lather?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
23-11-2005, 09:48:09
Bin There.

mr.G
23-11-2005, 09:51:59
Bin Laden the famous German Trucker?

MoSe
23-11-2005, 09:58:20
does he swallow? does he speed?

Nav
23-11-2005, 10:09:17
Originally posted by Funko
You didn't have some beef at the party did you? I spiked his beer. Beef in beer is lovely.

Funko
23-11-2005, 10:27:01
Ooooh. Beefy Beer.

FunkyFingers
23-11-2005, 17:11:07
We even have fruitarians in the UK - stupid people if you ask me. In fact, two fruitarians were arrested for the manslaughter of their baby as their strict adherence to fruitarianism meant they literally were starving their child to death... Yeah, clever.

Funko
23-11-2005, 17:12:17
No. :eek:

We were watching Notting Hill the other night and a character in that was a fruitarian, I thought it was a joke. :lol:

MattHiggs
23-11-2005, 17:13:22
Too much fruit is really bad for you. Can cause diabetes with all the excess sugar.

Funko
23-11-2005, 17:14:12
FRUCT(ose) YOU!