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Doug’s Country Vegetarian Score Card

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Doug’s Country Vegetarian Score Card for: Bulgaria

Context Country: Bulgaria. Language(s): Bulgarian (български). Length of stay(s): 3 visits of approximately 12 days in total, including Sofia, Vidin, Koshava, and Plovdiv. Main issues Understanding of concept: Younger people generally understand what a vegetarian is. Availability: Very good. Choice of menu: Similar to a Mediterranean diet. Excellent for lacto-ovo vegetarian, eggs and cheese readily available. Quality: Very good Value for money: Excellent at time of writing … Continue reading

Doug’s Country Vegetarian Score Card for: Estonia

Context Country: Estonia Language(s): Estonian and, in Tallinn, a lot of Russian Length of stay(s): 4 days July 2011 Main issues Understanding of concept: Not good, and I was told there is no Estonian word for ‘vegan’ Availability: In Tallinn good, to very good. I think because of the combination of Nordic influences, tourist business and Russian influenced … Continue reading

Israel Translators Association (ITA) 2012 International Conference announced

The Israel Translators Association (ITA) has announced that its 2012 conference will take place February 13-15 at the CrownePlaza, Jerusalem. The organisers have issued their first call for papers. Presentations and workshops are welcome on all topics related to translation, interpreting, editing and language. Presentations can be in Hebrew or English. Proposals for any other languages should be discussed … Continue reading

Doug’s Country Vegetarian Score Card for: The United States

Context Country: The United States. A particularly large country a great deal of which is south of Canada Language(s): English (US) and Spanish Length of stay(s): many over a 20 year period, mainly to California Main issues Understanding of concept: Quite good (in cities especially). The “Vegetarianism in America” study (in April 2008 I think), published by … Continue reading

Doug’s Country Vegetarian Score Card for: Israel

Context Country: Israel Language(s): Hebrew, English, Russian and many others Length of stay(s): 1 week February 2011 in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv Main issues Understanding of concept: Good – perhaps even ‘very good’ Availability: Extremely good Choice of menu: Good Quality: Very good (fruit and veg are excellent) Value for money: Very good Traditional vegetarian … Continue reading

Doug’s Country Vegetarian Score Card for: Korea (the Republic of)

Context Country: Republic of Korea (often known as South Korea) Language(s): Korean and some English Length of stay(s): 12 days June 2011 Main issues Understanding of concept: Poor – may have been that the term ‘vegetarian’ was understood as ‘vegetable’, as one YouTuber (expatkerri) recommends just ask them to take the meat out (oh and … Continue reading

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