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For the Aussies (or really anyone else)

I miss cheap, decent Thai food! the 7.50 lunch special (heavenly!) oh and the cheap fantastic seafood from Sydney Fish Markets what do you miss about home?
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Old 14.11.2011, 00:58
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mmm not really a complaint….
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mmm not really a complaint….
i figured it was implied in. i was also trying to avoid sounding uneccessarily whiny.
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i figured it was implied in. i was also trying to avoid sounding uneccessarily whiny.
You failed.

I miss Oporto and brunch at Bondi with papers that I can read.
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I miss Oporto and brunch at Bondi with papers that I can read.
switzerland needs Oporto!
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Darrell Lea soft eating liquorice, in the brown paper bags. And real milk bar hamburgers, pineapple fritters and milkshakes that are more ice cream than milk and served in the steel beaker-thingy that they're made in.

All the above eaten on Bilgola Beach on a day when you have to run across the sand, or your feet will burn. Sigh. Oh wait ... only 37 days to go!
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switzerland needs Oporto!
The UK's got it ... it's getting closer!

But you can be sure it'll be at Swiss prices if it ever gets here.
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I miss Oporto and brunch at Bondi with papers that I can read.
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switzerland needs Oporto!
Ummm.... They have one in Portugal.
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Ummm.... They have one in Portugal.
That would be the one without the extra 'O' ... just not the same.
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That would be the one without the extra 'O' ... just not the same.
"Porto (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpoɾtu]), also known as Oporto in English, is the second largest city in Portugal and one of the major urban areas in the Iberian Peninsula."


Thanks for clearing that up!
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Fish and Chips
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Pies & sausage rolls, available almost everywhere. I missed them in the UK, and will now continue missing them in Switzerland!
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Proper coffee........ with REAL milk (not this UHT shit)
MEAT pies
Steaks
Seafood
THE OCEAN
THE BEACH
the..........

.............lucky I'm going home in Feb





and then I'll miss:
The mountains
The snow
The old streets
How close all the other countries are
German beer
cute accents on girls
etc.
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I miss Oporto and brunch at Bondi with papers that I can read.
Easy solution, learn German and/or read SwissInfo.

Sausage rolls - Wurstweggen, find them all over the place
Fish and Chips - Nordsee (Zürich HB, Zürich airport) and also at English pubs like Pickwicks etc.

Oporto? Seriously? Buy a cooked chook from the supermarket or get some breasts , marinade them, grill them, and put them in a bun with some salad, cheese, bacon if you like.

If you are going to miss something about Australia, miss your friends and family. You can source any food and entertainment here than you can there.
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Sausage rolls - Wurstweggen, find them all over the place
Fish and Chips - Nordsee (Zürich HB, Zürich airport) and also at English pubs like Pickwicks etc.
Wurstweggen can meet the requirements of the sausage roll craver, I agree. But frankly Nordsee is way off from proper fish and chips. Some of the pubs come closer, but not close enough.

Right now, I want Barbeque Shapes.
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Easy solution, learn German and/or read SwissInfo.
Lol -- no. Not for the first option, anyway.

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Sausage rolls - Wurstweggen, find them all over the place
Fish and Chips - Nordsee (Zürich HB, Zürich airport) and also at English pubs like Pickwicks etc.
No substitute. And where's the tomato sauce in squeezable sachets?

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Oporto? Seriously? Buy a cooked chook from the supermarket or get some breasts , marinade them, grill them, and put them in a bun with some salad, cheese, bacon if you like.
Or rock up to a conveniently-located Oporto's and buy one on the spot, with no fuss or bother. By the same token, I assume you'd find the "beaches" that sprout on the roofs of carparks and the like around Switzerland for about three weeks in summertime equivalent to an Australian beach?

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If you are going to miss something about Australia, miss your friends and family. You can source any food and entertainment here than you can there.
I agree with the sentiment about friends and family -- but no, I'm afraid you can't find any food or entertainment in Switzerland that you can in Australia. Let's start with the elusive brown sugar ...
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Darrell Lea soft eating liquorice, in the brown paper bags. And real milk bar hamburgers, pineapple fritters and milkshakes that are more ice cream than milk and served in the steel beaker-thingy that they're made in.

All the above eaten on Bilgola Beach on a day when you have to run across the sand, or your feet will burn. Sigh. Oh wait ... only 37 days to go!
Oh heavens! I could die for a milk bar burger right now... After reading your post I just had enough of the grey and pretentious CHF30.00 burgers which have to be eaten with knife and fork .

I'm going to book my ticket for this summer ... maybe I'll see you on Bilgola Beach (or Palm ... or Newport ... or Whale ... )
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Spicy hot Laksa.
Mid-Sunday morning yum cha with hungover friends over restorative cups of tea.
Proper Salad sandwiches - also from a milk bar.
+ 1 on the milkshakes. Enough icecream to give you a brain freeze.
Walking around the harbour people watching.
The night noodle markets in October with my nephews.
My family.

I'm next there in April. Seems ages away
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Going to the footy
Caffe Latte
Real pizza, not this European stuff. (Yeah, I know)
Coins that I can tell apart without taking my glasses off
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Spicy hot Laksa.
Mid-Sunday morning yum cha with hungover friends over restorative cups of tea.
Proper Salad sandwiches - also from a milk bar.
+ 1 on the milkshakes. Enough icecream to give you a brain freeze.
Walking around the harbour people watching.
The night noodle markets in October with my nephews.
My family.

I'm next there in April. Seems ages away
milk bar burgers with pineapple, bacon and beetroot! all for under 7! lunch of campions!
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