|This is me reading on the beach.|
I just got back from a week in Mexico. It was pretty great. I did nothing but lay on the beach, drink frozen drinks, snorkel, go on a cultural excursion, and eat - almost entirely gluten free.
It was an all inclusive trip so all the food and drinks were included and available in abundance. They had a few restaurants open for dinner, a buffet, a 24 hour snack bar, and bars everywhere. The drinks were gluten free so that wasn't a problem. Phew. The buffet had so many different options that I was fine. I mostly ate veggies, fish, and rice and beans for lunch and dinner. Breakfast was usually eggs, potatoes, and fruit. I love Mexico for having watermelon in season in March. I dislike Mexico for not jumping on the genetically modified food bandwagon and creating seedless watermelon. That's a joke. Sort of. Not at all.
It was easy to avoid gluten most of the time, especially at the buffet. I just walked past the large sections of breads, pastas, pizzas, and desserts. Mac and cheese almost got me one day but I finally convinced myself it wasn't worth the stomach ache. I only knowingly ate gluten twice: going out for hibachi I ate fried rice with lots of soy sauce, and also a chicken nugget that I couldn't resist. I paid the price for the rice.
Ok ok, I also ate stuff that I'm pretty sure had gluten in it, but I couldn't confirm, and ignorance is bliss, right? Potatoes au gratin, gravy for the filet mignon, soup? Meh it's Mexico.
All in all I was fine. And for those times I wasn't, who knows if it was gluten, or just the foreign food/water.