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1. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

Following on from the "what do you miss most" thread I wondered if anyone had found anything while travelling that they really miss...?

mine is spicy tomato sauce by All gold in South Africa its this really gorgeous glutinous sauce like sweet chilli that I used to put on everything!

2. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

A secluded beach in Greece far from the tourist spot when I'd been out walking. It had amazing views and was beautiful :) There was also a house for sale there but I thought maybe I'd be getting a bit carried away so never got it. I do miss those views and that beach though. It was just outside a little village called Porto Heli about 4 hours drive from Athens

3. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

When I posted this thread I didn't really think logically about how people would reply to it!

There are so many things(people/habits/foods/adventures) you find that you miss right?!!

doh!

oh well...

The beach sounds fantastic. It's so nice finding your own little spot. Mine was in East London SA totally private about one other person on two mile stretch of sand banks. ( loved tumbling down those sand banks)

I also really miss playing cards with strangers on the trains in India, how weird, but definately my favourite way to meet people...

mim

4. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

Hi ya mim, yeh I kinda catch your drift. However, I can only think of that beach really ;) Oh yeh I also miss those cinnamon doughnuts you can get in Florida. I went when I was 17 and the smell of them would be drifting towards me as I wandered through the streets. They were always being sold in little stalls and I could never resist them when I walked past. I always had to eat one. They tasted absolutely divine and they aren't quite the same anywhere else

5. Posted by Benny (Full Member 17 posts) 12y

I really miss being able to buy a beer for less than a pound, and nice weather. :(

6. Posted by IMonaghan (Respected Member 431 posts) 12y

Great food in Penang Malaysia. There is an outdoor park in Penang with hordes of street vendors with some of the best food in SE Asia.

7. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

Cheap beer!
Why didn't I think of that...wheres the cheapest you found it ?

As far as I can remember mine was czech Rep. at about 50p a half litre.

Most expensive was £4.95 in Paris!!!

also miss living out of my back pack strange as it sounds.

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 12y

Don't know about the cheapest beer, but the wine sure was cheap in Spain!! I remember getting glasses for 50 cents (EUR), which is unthinkable in Australia where wine served by the glass doesn't come cheaper than 4 dollars (about 2,50EUR). Anyway, the wine was often pretty crap, although sometimes it was quite nice :-)

On the beer in Czech topic, I believe that's where beer came from, so that might help explain things - also I'm pretty sure the Czechs have been recognised as the biggest beer drinkers in the world!!

9. Posted by Rach-a (Respected Member 368 posts) 12y

Probably british would come second then ;) Yeah Eastern Europe is supposed to be really cheap and I wouldn't mind cheap beer but not so keen on the cheap wine - doesn't do much good for my head the next day atall:(

10. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

right I see what you mean about the cheap beer it's all about tax isn't it;)
Ummm...but pretty much all alcohol/ cigarettes/ food is really cheap there I suppose because cost of living is relative to the average wage which isn't all that much there. Great place to travel, I have loads of friends from czech they are the most genuine people.

On the topic of Beer, can I take a moment to extol the virtues of Chang. It is the most wonderful beer each bottle is different and it varies in strength depending on the age. It's components are an international mystery although there ar viscious rumours it contains formaldehyde. Definately the best way to start off a night. (I found it in Thailand, although not sure where it's brewed???)
Another thing me (and many others) have confessed to missing.

mim