Great! This is my first post for VeganTravel, so if you are going to read anything that I could write in the future, the best thing is that you can know a little bit about me.
I´m not used to talk about myself, but that’s what blogs are made of soooo, here we go.
Raised and born in San José, Costa Rica, the land of Pura Vida, known for the best coffee in the World (if there is someone from Colombia reading this, we can discuss later), beautiful beaches, the gallo pinto and a lot of tropical/surf/salsa cliché things. Not everything is rainbows and unicorns in Costa Rica, but this is not a socio political blog, so move on. And just in case you still have the doubt, no I´m not from Puerto Rico and no, Costa Rica is not an island.
Ok, so I grew up as a normal kid in Costa Rica, playing soccer or “mejenga”, going to the beach with my parents, drinking coffee since I was 6 years old, not going to the army and other pretty normal things around here, and yeah, also saying: – great, vegetarianism it´s cool but not for me, I love animals, but I also love meat, however, once in a animal welfare activity I saw this guy with a hand written message on his shirt: “Amas a unos, comes a otros” (love one, eat another), I said that I loved animals right?
Annual Animal Welfare Manifestation (me at the right like 6 years ago)
So from that moment I realized that I wasn’t being consequent and I took the decision of becoming vegetarian, years later I opened my eyes (again) and I became vegan (despite I don´t like labels, but it´s OK).
Random old picture with Weylon Simon (my girlfriend´s dog), Nacho (who passed away two weeks ago) and Susie my dog 🙂
Being vegan in Costa Rica, sometimes it´s easy but sometimes it really doesn’t, for example, we have farmers market every Saturday or Sunday, it´s like a vegan heaven, however, if you go to eat outside here, everything has meat or dairy, it´s like 50/50, later I will tell you more about veganism in Costa Rica. I´m part of a vegetarian and vegan collective calls Viva Veg, we promote the veg life style in Costa Rica (Now I notice that I do have a lot to talk about, so I´ll talk about this later).
Also I love music, so I play the drums in three bands in Costa Rica:
Los Crvueles https://loscrveles.bandcamp.com
We are a blackmetalsurf band. We are vegans 🙂
Readhead Match (if we produce some nice recording I will share it later)
You can check it and let me know if you like it.
Well, that was a little bit information about me, I promise that in my next post you will find more info about traveling and veganism combined or whatever, and as spoiler I let this picture that I took in Toulouse a couple months ago.
Snack Vegan, Foodbike in Toulouse
Thank you for sharing, Josué. I’m really interested in learning more about how Viva Veg is working to promote veg living in Costa Rica in your upcoming posts. I can see you play drums based on your profile picture- do you play any other instruments or sing in any of your bands? I’d never been introduced to black metal surf rock before (it totally blew my mind), and I’m really enjoying the vicepresidente sound!
Yeah I´ll definitely going to write about Viva Veg later :).
With the bands I only play the drums, I´m glad that you liked the music. Yeah Crveles its kind of different haha.. and vicepresidente it´s more like “indie” music.
I loved Costa Rica when I visited last year. Actually went where you were born and raised. Anyway, nice post.
Thanks Audrey, which other places did you visit in Costa Rica? ????
Did you went to veggie places?