Day 2 Jamaica trip 2024

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I’m writing this post a few weeks after returning to Ottawa but the next few days I wrote while I was in Jamaica. It was a very busy trip but this was a day I got to stay at the resort. Jewel Paradise Cove while my friend figured out our plans for the remainder of the week.  The resort posts the activity schedule on the app, on tv’s in the room, and on a screen in the lobby. I had seen that there was a resort tour at 11:00. I have stayed in many resorts and it usually the company that you booked with doing these tours. I liked that there was no need to wait for a specific tour rep and the hotel was doing this. My friend was out up and early for the garden tour. I slept in and went for breakfast at 10:30. I wanted my friend to come in the hotel tour with me because I have no sense of direction but we later discovered we weren’t getting each others text messages and I thought she was still on the garden tour.  I had received my friends text that she was disappointed there were no plantai

Vancouver Planted Expo 2021





I won tickets to planted expo formally veg expo. Prior to the pandemic I went to veg expo every year. This is the first time I have gone as a vegan in the past I was vegetarian I didn’t check but I assume everything was vegan this year. I was hesitant to go to a convention during a pandemic they checked vaccine passports, and masks needed to be worn if not eating. The booths were spaced out but it was a bit awkward eating samples having to take the mask on and off especially if a booth got a little crowd around it. It never got uncomfortably crowded but I did miss a few booths. I felt there were less wrapped samples than at past events but foodie buddy said she thought it was the same as the past. It was nice to be able to attend this kind of an event after a long time.


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When you walk in they had reusable bags with gummies  from Herbaland to take. I liked that they laid out all the coupons/promotional materials on the table so you could take what you wanted. In the past I have volunteered and have filled those bags with coupons and samples the new method was much better. 


What did I buy for the show special prices? 

2 jars of Jaan foods vegan butter chicken sauce 

2 packs of save da sea vegan smoked salmon 

1 jar of artisan’s way hazelnut chocolate butter 

1 bottle of Nabatti foods plant egg  

1 plant curious coupon book for lots of vegan deals 

Foodie buddy gave me a pack of vegan cheese 

What did Foodie Buddy buy? 

3 packs of the very good cheese co vegan cheese 

Vegan Robs puffs 

Turmeric 

Big Mountain Foods crumbles  



What did I get as samples to take home? 

Herbaland gummies 


Healthy hippo gummies

Boulart bun 

Game changer chickpea bites 

Purica hand sanitizer 

Purica cacao mix

Lots of coupons

I also ate tons of samples at the show


What did I win? 


I entered a bunch of contests while there so hopefully I will win something else from the online contests. I won some candy, a reusable bag, a pen, and a notepad at the show. 

The expo was great this year and I will look forward to going again in the future. 

 






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