Day 5 Jamaica Trip April 2024

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 Today my friends aunt was coming to pick us up at 10. I went for breakfast at 9:30. My friend was there earlier and she got some plantains today but they weren’t very ripe. Breakfast was the same as yesterday for me so I didn’t take any pictures. In the morning I did call for some bottles of water to my room but it was too early I learned I could get some at the buffet.  My friends aunt was delayed so had time to sit at the coffee shop. This was the view from the coffee area. We chatted with security and the taxi driver at the hotel for awhile before we left. We didn’t leave the hotel until 12. My friends aunt got proper plantains we ate it in the car. Today we decided to go to Ocho Rios. I have never been there and it is not that far from where we are staying. We have a driver booked for tomorrow to take us around the area and Bob Marley house tour. My friends aunt wanted Pizza Hut we stopped in a plaza that had KFC, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut. Last time I was in Jamaica I saw the plan

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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