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Nina tells us about her vacation in Porto with ketogenic diet

I finally got the travel bug again after two long Covid years and booked a trip to the south. My destination was Porto and the anticipation was great. For me, traveling doesn't just mean choosing a destination and planning activities, for me it means thinking about what food I need to take with me, what I can get locally or do I need to have some sent to the hotel from Kanso in time.

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Name: Nina

Country: Germany

Diagnosis: Epilepsy

Ketogenic diet since: 2019

Favorite food: cold cucumber avocado soup

The Preparation

This year, I traveled by plane and checked in a suitcase. I packed all the necessary Kanso products for my ketogenic diet for five days in my suitcase: twelve KetoEpi, ten bags of KetoBiota, 15 bags of MCTFiber, and two packs of KetoSlices seeds dark. I also included a certificate from the neurologist in both German and English stating that these products are intended for medical purposes. If you are proficient in the language of your vacation destination, be sure to translate the certificate as well. Why am I telling you this? On the return flight, I had two KetoEpi drinks and one bag of KetoBiota in my bag, and I was concerned that I might be asked about them, so I had my Keto ID ready. However, the officer was not satisfied with the German or English ID and certificate. It was only after a conversation with the supervisor, clarification of the situation, and an examination of the KetoEpi drinks for liquid explosives that I got them back. With a Portuguese certificate, I could have saved myself a lot of stress and time.

My advice: Get the certificate in duplicate and keep it in your carry-on if you are carrying liquids over 100 ml.

Nina's tip for the trip

Bei der Reise

Zurück zum eigentlichen Urlaub. Am ersten Tag habe ich direkt einen Supermarkt aufgesucht, um mir alles Wichtige für mein Frühstück und Mittagessen der kommenden Tage zu kaufen. Auf meiner Liste standen Wasser, Beeren, Avocados, Käse, Margarine, Gurken, Tomaten, Oliven und Paprika.

Gefrühstückt habe ich auf dem Hotelzimmer meist einen Joghurt, den ich aus einem Beutel KetoBiota (70 g) angerührt und mit Himbeeren oder Heidelbeeren (30-50 g) ergänzt habe. In der Stadt gab es dann noch einen Kaffee oder Tee und Frühstück für meine Mama. Gestärkt haben wir dann die Stadt Stück für Stück erkundet. Mittags gab es für mich eine Brotzeit an der Flusspromenade bestehend aus fünf grünen Oliven, zwei Cherrytomaten, einer Scheibe Keto Slices belegt mit Margarine und Käse, einer halben Avocado und einem KetoEpi-Drink. Für Mama gab es landestypische Spezialitäten auf die Hand. Am Abend gingen wir immer Essen. Es kam mir sehr zugute, dass die Portugiesen das Gemüse mit sehr viel Öl zubereiten und servieren. Zum Gemüse gab es für mich Dorade oder Lachs.

Feedback zur Reise

Wenn ihr mich fragen würdet, was mir besonders gut gefallen hat, könnte ich euch keine Antwort geben, weil es einfach so viele tolle Eindrücke waren. Angefangen bei der Rue des Feures, der alten prunkvollen Börsen, der Promenade mit den vielen bunten gekachelten Häusern bis hin zu der Harry Potter Bibliothek. Bei der Bibliothek war eine sehr lange Warteschlange, sodass ich dort meine Brotzeit machte und neugierig beäugt wurde. Für mich war das eine sehr schöne Reise und hat die Neugierde, mehr von Portugal zu sehen, geweckt.

Ich wünsche euch einen schönen Sommer und eine schöne Reisezeit!

Bis bald!
Eure Nina  

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