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Old 06.04.2006, 09:58
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I miss a lot of things from NZ like...

...ice cream (orange chocolate chip, hokey pokey,...)
...sweets (but not chocolate )
...beach
...the people there are more relaxed
...humor (if you say something ironic they don't take you serious )
...friends and family
...and last but not least...fish'n chips (just love it )

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I have forgoten something...salt and vinigar chips (sometimes you can find them with luck...nearly everwhere else in europe just not CH...good that 'pringles' exist )
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Old 06.04.2006, 10:13
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Hey kiwi girl - I remember "hoeky pokey" ice cream. I don't think that flavour ever made it out of NZ.

South Africans - you can get some of your "essential" items here http://www.satrade.ch/
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Old 06.04.2006, 11:06
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Havn't heard of it any where else....what you can buy here (i've allready seen them) are chrunchybars *mmmmhhh* and baked beans in tins *nummy*
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Old 14.04.2006, 12:07
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

What do I miss the most?

Well, I was born in Mexico but grew up in the States. However, I miss good mexican food, which I was able to find living in San Francisco (last 10 yrs before I moved to Zurich 5 yrs ago).

Definitely the frozen margarita parties which I used to have with all my friends in San Fran every weekend or any time we felt like it.

COSTCO!!! ..... one of my favorite stores to go buy everything in BULK. Amazingly for selling everything in bulk, they have a great meat department.

I miss always being able to walk around most of the year in shorts.

I miss the ocean and being able to drive just 30 minutes outside the city and have 3 completely different climates, depending on which direction one drove.

I miss having a variety of restaurants where one can get a great meal which will actually cost less than going to the movies with the kids.

Most of all, I miss all my friends. Luckily, many of them have come to visit me here.
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Old 14.04.2006, 13:03
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Oh I SO agree about the ocean Doktor.s ...I miss the smell of the it, the sound ...I lived 50m from the sea in Cape Town...and every morning I took a 15min bus ride along the beach to work...during lunch - if I was lucky - I'd see dolphins, sometimes mother whales with their babies....

I'm going home in September and the first thing I'm going to do is wet my toes ...on the beach...and I won't care how freezing cold the water is in Spring!
That statement is strange, rather revealing, "I'm going home in September"...I've been here for 3 years now...when does CH become "home"?

Oh...Thank you Mark for the link...just seeing the picture of Freshpak rooibos made my day!
And Gooner, I know Ultramel (I could devour an entire Litre of the stuff right now!), but the only custard powder I know or remember is Moir's....
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Old 01.06.2006, 02:52
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I miss from Canada:

-Beer and Ceasars (Mott's Clamato baby....Moxies makes a good one too)
-Supermarket products (Chips 'over 30-40 kinds',Cereals...ect ect)
-Healthcare costs
-24 Hour convienance stores i.e Mac's/7 Eleven (and SLURPEES...)
-All you can eat chinese,mexican,pasta
-Hockey
-Cheap Fast internet (Shaw Cable)
-Big indoor malls (Chinook Mall,West Edmonton...ect.)
-Cheap movies (2 dollar movie theatres)

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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I am Indian, i miss

1. Watching, playing cricket match
2. Indian food , especially junk food pani-poori, bhel-poori, chat's etc..
3. sunday shopping
4. neighbours are happy and become more freindly if a family with kids move in(unlike swiss people)
5.Easy, cheap meditation, yoga, pranayam(breathing exercises) courses
6. eating out is soooo cheap
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Old 02.06.2006, 14:38
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Marmite
Bishops Finger
Spitfire
Going to the pub wiht mates and not spending a small fortune
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Old 02.06.2006, 23:03
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Salt and Vinegar Chipsticks.

English Indian Restaurants.

Watching football violence (errm, surely some mistake there, have you been to Basel?)
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Old 24.06.2006, 02:04
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Now that I have been here a bit longer I can add to my measley Clamato. Although, I do miss that the most!
But I also have had yearnings for...

Campbells Tomato Soup
Ketchup chips and Dill Pickle chips
Cheap Vietnamese PHO soup (actually, cheap ANYTHING for that matter!)
Poutine
Kraft Dinner (yes, gross I know....but once in awhile...mmm...)
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Old 24.06.2006, 10:13
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

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Kraft Dinner (yes, gross I know....but once in awhile...mmm...)
Hi JenniferD,

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese...I had my last box of it on my birthday last weekend. My uncle had sent me a couple boxes back in November, which I treasured for months in my cupboard.

You say it's gross like you want to excuse yourself - but isn't our nostalgia judgment-free in this thread?

What each person misses is unique! It would be cruel to criticize someone for missing something they grew up with.

Feeling really homesick (and missing things more than usual this week!),
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Old 24.06.2006, 11:31
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

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Hi JenniferD,

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese...I had my last box of it on my birthday last weekend. My uncle had sent me a couple boxes back in November, which I treasured for months in my cupboard.
I bribe people to bring some back for me when they visit the States. Along with Campbell's Tomato Soup (the stuff you find here is British, and tastes vile, absolutely vile - totally different flavor and texture).

I also miss convenient shopping hours. Oh, how I miss convenient shopping hours.
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Old 25.06.2006, 02:20
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

- I miss the sun, more than anything else (used to Ozzie weather)
- I miss good, fresh, affordable Sushi (based in Bern)
- And affordable seafood in general! Nothing here is as nice as fresh seafood from Western Australia...

And I miss not having the choice of a wide variety of Asian food, which is all tasty and cheap, like in Perth (oh and I miss the Perth river!)
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Old 02.07.2006, 16:12
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

someone mentioned Pret a Manger. I would kill for one too.
just came back fm NY and they have a few branches there.
living in Hong Kong, and even all the way out there, Pret has opened up.
other things i miss fm HK are
-dim sum
- noodles
- char siu

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Old 02.07.2006, 17:47
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

Sandwiches - particularly Pret a Manger. I have never found a good ready-made sandwich in Switzerland - and they seem to put a gherkin in everything. I reckon they'd put a gherkin on a cup-cake.
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Old 02.07.2006, 17:51
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

I really miss a proper sandwich made fresh the way I want it, prepared just before I eat it (not made in a factory and put in plastic packaging)
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Re: sandwiches

the closest thing i have seen to a "freshly made" s/w is in Tidbits, but as i am always tempted by the salad bar, i have never tried one.
though today i was at the albanifest (wintherthur) and there was this stall that was making these amazing looking pork (pulled pork?) s/w (on a baguette)
that is what swiss people should make.
not those butter-gherkin(!)-salami-in-a-bretzel-things! (ha ha)
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

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Pret a Manger.
Isn't Pret a Manger owned by McDonalds?....just wondering....
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Old 02.07.2006, 20:59
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Re: What do you really miss the most?

It wasn't when I was in england - it was started by a couple of 'right-on' guys who wanted to source decent products and make sandwiches on the site they were sold in. I really couldn't imagine them selling out to the golden arches. They were the real 'middle-class' thing when I was in England (3 years ago).
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Isn't Pret a Manger owned by McDonalds?....just wondering....
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I stand (or sit) corrected! From the Pret web site...

Because Pret is private we don’t face the same pressure to grow that a public company does. We will develop slowly, one shop at a time. There are about 150 Pret shops at the moment. Most of them are in the UK where Pret is a household name. Our stores in Hong Kong are spreading the message of natural, wonderfully tasty food to Asia.

I guess opening a Swiss location will not occur anytime soon...
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