Just a thought, what do you miss most from your home whilst travelling?
For many brits it is marmite and a good cup of tea. I must admit I do miss the latter whilst travelling in mainland europe and north america! However the thing I am always glad to return to, is, "my own bed"!
What about you, what do you miss most or do you take it with you?!!
I can't decide whether to take some marmite with me to South America. What do ya reckon.
Some familiar music helps..
Also we're taking a plunger for our trip in a few weeks time, so as to make decent coffee while in the US (don't even try to tell me Starbucks is good enough )
You're right about the bed too actually - it's the one thing that makes it ok for a holiday to be over I figure! The only problem is after my next holiday we're moving house, so won't be able to sleep in my own bed for a while!!
It's nice hearing Australian accents overseas (even though I don't have one myself)- just makes Australia feel a little closer.
Other than that, I'm pretty happy to go with the flow of what other countries have to offer
speaking of bed.. about time for that now
where in the US are you guys heading?
Gee, I have a jar of Marmite in my kitchen right now! And some loose tea and plenty of tea bags. That's what happens when the exchange student leaves.
So if your passing through Indiana, I'll make some toast for you.
p.s. I miss peanutbutter, cars stopping at stop signs, and just making scrambled eggs for supper sometimes.
Again, tea is about the only thing that i miss from Britain either traveling or living abroad. My one luxury when traveling is to take a few tea bags - just one cup a week in a hostel can be wonderful. But if i don't have any, not the end of the world. I do have occassional cravings for a pint of real Bitter, proper sausage (cumberland or lincs) and a genuine bacon buttie, but none of them really affect me.
I'm also lucky RE: the bed thing - i am so rarely in the same place for longer than a few days that i've learn't to sleep anywhere. Whether it's in a bed in a hotel room, or a dorm or wherever, on a sofa, sitting in a chair, on the floor (i even do this at home now quite often), in a station or on a train/ferry/bus in a hedge (more often than in a bed), up a tree, in a hedge etc or even standing up, it's not a big problem for me.
It's really odd but, as much as I love my cups of tea back home, when I'm travelling abroad I usually don't want a cup atall. If I have one I usually just try and get used to the taste as it's all part of the adventure really. I love my comfy bed at home but don't really miss it much when I'm away - altho' I haven't been away for longer than 3 weeks anywhere yet My last holiday I had was to Greece and for the first time ever (although I loved it) I actually missed my friends and family. As for items such as music, slippers and comfy bed, whatever - it doesn't bother me atall because I am on an adventure and don't usually think of all homely things like that. I guess at the end of a long adventure (which I plan to take soon) it would be my family and friends that I'd miss (soppy I know). I often travel to a nice place and think "I could just live here and not go back.. so long as my friends and family could fly over too"! So I guess at the end of the day - those would be who I'd miss
aaah Rach, that's very nice
Ian, we're heading to Arizona first for a week or so, then driving up to San Francisco, then flying to Chicago, then New York.. should be a blast, can't wait to get started!
You guys make me wondere how on earth could that happen that I have no clue what marmite is, despite the fact that I lived with Brits for a year in Sweden and later lived in London for half a year. So what IS this mysterious marmite?
When I moved from Poland to Germany I missed oscypki (a Carpathian smoked sheep cheese), when I moved from Germany to Sweden I missed really good sausages, when I moved from Sweden to UK I missed princesstorta (marcipan cake with whipoped cream), when I moved from USA to Costa Rica I missed pine nuts (had to use almonds to make pesto) and ricotta cheese and when i moved back from Costa Rica to the USA I miss CR coffee liquer. ;-) And so da capo al fine. Don't you always miss something from every country ?
A 'frikandel speciaal met curry' (dutch deep fried sausage covered in mayonaise, a spicy type of ketchup and onions....mmm), salt and vinegar chips and tim tams are things I have missed after leaving a country (wouldn't know which country to call home but at the moment it's Norway).
As you can see, food stuffs primarily and I have to say I find substitutes quite quickly
ps. friends too of course