Maintaining a healthy diet in a foreign country...?

I am about to leave to volunteer in Africa for a month. I am normally a very healthy eater and avid exerciser. However for the next month I am not sure what the hotel will offer food wise and I don't think I will be able to workout (or workout like I normally do). In addition I have a sensitive digestive system and cannot eat wheat or dairy. So I was planning on packing a few snacks to bring with me on my trip. So my question for you, my fellow serious eaters, do you ever bring your own snacks with you when you go on vacation? What do you bring? Or if you are on a diet or have certain allergies, how do you maintain it when on vacation? If you have any suggestions of snacks that I could bring would also be greatly appreciated! :)

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