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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

I miss going to gigs cheaply and regularly, cheap make-up etc in Boots (although not really the same but i would recommend Kiko in Como if you want an inexpensive splurge on makeup) and multiculturalism. Oh and Nairns oatcakes. Apart from that it's all good.
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

Slice sausage
Tattie scones
Morning rolls
Cream eggs
Crunchies
Double deckers
Golf
An electric atmosphere at a terrible football game.
Fishing and eating fish
And finally pint of tennants for less than £3.

Done.
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Old 08.03.2012, 16:46
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

I miss;
Top Deck (Cadbury's chocolate)
Steers
Nando's
KFC
Wimpy (South African, not U.K.)
Koffiehuis (instant coffee)
Biltong
Droe wors

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Old 08.03.2012, 16:50
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

OK, lots of nostalgia and missing items.
Rest assured, though, maple syrup is on the shelf every day at Coop.
It's called Ahornsirup

And if you miss good Indian food, go here.
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

Knowing the unspoken rules.

Being able to find or buy anything you need at any time of day/night.
Customer service.

Books, magazines, DVDs, CDs in English (that are not marked up 300%)
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

I miss being able to understand the people around me, when I go home I love the fact that I can understand what people are saying to each other and I dont have to think when they tell me an amount at the till but I suppose that is something will come in time as I learn the language and the kids are speaking it more.
I miss the choice of food under one roof but im lazy and it was easier with the kids , I miss having the opportunity for takeaway, I do like eating out here though as it is expensive but the service is better than a lot of places in the UK I went to.
Pukka pies, chip shop chips.
Thats about it I think there a lot of things I dont miss though and as much as I like going to visit 'home' Im so grateful we were given the chance to live here.
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

We were talking about this this morning....

Breakfast any time of the day (eating out)
US TV (perish the thought)
The library and entrance hall of our house in the US (but not the where the house was located )
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

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What, you don't like the US TV you get here? It's only several seasons behind. Except for American Idol--for some reason I get the current season of that
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Old 08.03.2012, 17:17
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

If you want US TV, download Hotspot Shield and go to hulu.com

You may regret it, though.
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

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Oh, and most of all, although I'd not thought I'd miss it at the time: Being able to watch shuttle launches from the bridges, beaches and piers.


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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

I'm actually finding it kind-of fun to watch US shows in German. It gives me a chance to hear the language while watching something I enjoy. And, when trying to understand the show in German gets too difficult, the kids and I make up our own dialogue--nothing quite as amusing as "Bones" interpreted by kids
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

A proper Big juicy t-bone steak

Camping and fishing on the beach

Being able to walk around commando all year round

Surf.... but snowboarding is a decent substitute

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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

I miss the beach , sun, river,kfc and jamaica cheese patty
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

- Family and friends
- Lingonberry jam (rårörda lingon)
- Working full-time (or do I really miss it?)
- The dry air...

What I would miss if I moved back to Sweden (which I won't):
- Friends
- The mountains, oh the mountains!!!
- Being able to travel for half an hour to ski, take a walk in the mountains etc.
- Having good quality food available in most shops, going to the butcher's for a nice steak etc.
- The Grüezi and Grüezi mitenand wherever I go in the village
- The mild winters!
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

-Giant "Route 44" Diet Cokes from Sonic that stay cold in the car for hours b/c the cup is styrofoam and there's plenty of ice in them.
-Cheap sushi and Tex-Mex
-Whataburger and Dairy Queen
-Restaurants that serve dinner at 6 p.m. and don't require a reservation, for when you want to eat out with young kids who can't stay awake after about 10 p.m.
-Monterey jack and pepper jack cheese (probably a good substitute here; I am just not aware of it)
-Grocery baggers
-Garbage disposals
-Big thunderstorms, complete with fireworks-show quality lightning and pounding rain on the roof
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

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-Monterey jack and pepper jack cheese (probably a good substitute here; I am just not aware of it)

-Big thunderstorms, complete with fireworks-show quality lightning and pounding rain on the roof
For jack cheese, asiago fresca is a good substitute. If you have some red pepper flakes, you have something close to pepper jack. I once got havarti with pepper flakes from an Aldi. Asiago melts well. Actually scamorza does too. There's also a pecorino with red pepper, but the flavor is a little too strong compared to pepper jack. Still, it's good.

We lived in the Guerbetal in Belp, about a third of the way up the Belpberg. Most awsome thunderstorms I've ever seen whipping through the valley.
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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

I miss the Black Sea Coast - Costinesti and Vama Veche - resorts in Romania, during my youth I have spent many summer days there, I miss especially Vama Veche because it helds a good music and arts festival - Stufstock, our version of Woodstock.. Hope I'll go there this summer.




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I miss the Black Sea Coast - Costinesti and Vama Veche - resorts in Romania, during my youth I have spent many summer days there, I miss especially Vama Veche because it helds a good music and arts festival - Stufstock, our version of Woodstock.. Hope I'll go there this summer.





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Home sweeeet home



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Re: What You Miss From Your Home Country ?

Wow..yours is nice as well
I guess I miss those "sooo many people" too... Actually I miss my family, friends and the sense of belonging.
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