I may have a chance to go to Columbia in the future. I have been a raw vegan for over seven years and I intend to stay that way. I eat mostly fruits and vegetables (with occasional nuts, seeds, and avocado).
My question is, how safe is it to eat raw fruits and vegetables in Central and South America? I have heard it is dangerous and people get sick from it.
People are also telling me I should get various shots before I go to ensure that I won't get certain illnesses while there. I do not want these types of substances/vaccines in my body and therefore do not plan to get them. Is this a safe attitude to have? Does anyone have any experience with any of this?