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11. Posted by leahrb (Full Member 209 posts) 12y

I lived in Colorado last summer. Near Denver but out in the country. I would go for walks around 7:00 at night walking East first, then as the sun would begin to set I would walk West towards the mountains and the setting sun. It was a spectacular show every night and I could be out for about an hour and a half and see maybe 10 cars the whole time. I miss my mountains...

12. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 12y

What I miss when I come home is that sense of adventure that you get when you're travelling. Once you're home, and stuck in trafffic on the way to work, with nothing being really new, it can all get a bit boring!

I found a secluded beach in Greece also; it was on the island of Kos.

13. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 12y

I miss seeing a zillion stars in the sky when I lived in the Canadian Rockies for a couple months. I will never forget seeing the Northern Lights at a campfire one night when I was out there. Such an incredible sight.

From Germany I miss being able to step out onto the stripes and have cars magically come to a stop, rich strong coffee, my really good friends that I made out there, the way all the buildings have so much character, a little pizza place in Immenstaad where I had the best pizza margharita of my life, kaffee kitsch, sunsets over the bodensee, good chocolate that costs a euro, walking along the abandoned train tracks where I used to live, hearing people speak in a foreign language . . . so many things . . .

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

A serious number of things I'm gonna have to try/do and see now...

Although I wasn't a massive fan of the Thai islands I did find probably the best tuna sandwich in the world in a joint called the Simple life on Koh Tao, great place to hang out, cool bar staff, pool table and competitions, board games(never found a better place to play chess), right on the beach, wow i miss that place. :(
It happened by coincidence that about twenty people we all knew one way or another (all on gap year travels- you know the routine; Thailand NZ, Oz,Fiji etc) were all island hopping at the same time, we had such a blast...
I have a scar the shape of a scottish thistle on my knee to remind me of that summer, I skidded spectacularly round a corner on my moped and ended up missing the Venus party while I had stitches!
What a hero...

15. Posted by jorppa (Budding Member 25 posts) 12y

hmm... the cheapest alcohol...

cheapest beer was in spain, in a little village called port bou. a can cost 30 eurocents.
cheapest wine was in australia, you could get a box of 4-5 litres for 6-7 euros...

personally, i didnt miss anything from my homecountry (finland) except the typical finnish blonde :)
but when i came back, i pretty much missed everything about travelling.
The total freedom, meeting new people, amazing beaches (we dont have any in finland), the different food and even the strange jobs i used to do...

16. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Cheapest wine in Spain. Could get a litre bottle in centre of Madrid for 70cents, so guessing it would be even cheaper elsewhere! Wasn't even that bad, although the 1euro20 stuff was admittedly much better!

Port Bou is still expensive for beer as too many French come over the border. Cheaper still if you go away from the border.

Don't really have 1 amazing thing that i've found anywhere, although plenty of stunning scenery/architecture/good food/beer etc, but i think that's all just part of traveling. The thing i always miss most is not travelling on the odd occassions i'm not actually going anywhere. I hate being in the same place for any legnth of time.

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

My friends would laugh so much if they knew that one of the only topics I've ever started on any website had evolved into discussion about where to find the cheapest alcohol...

so, dypsomaniac wasn't just a friendly nick name...

no really...this is great!

18. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Mim - Don't worry, you have your prioities 100% correct

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

The cheapest beer in the world is Beer Hoi. It is served on the pavement straight from the keg in Hanoi, northern Vietnam! You sit amongst the locals on tiny plastic chairs watching the cyclos and scooters pass by as you let yourself be teased by the mild and exotic aromas that wander from the street kitchens. There is no need to let the barmaid know you have finished, she waits till the last drop is emptied from the glass and before you have swallowed, you will be clutching another frothy sherbet all for the completely acceptable price of 6......yes, 6 pence!!
And please, have no judgements against this beer because of the consumer freindly price tag, it is just as good as any other ale you can buy anywhere.
Still, I know what you mean about Chzech beer. Staropramen. My favourite beer.

Thumbs up to the Vietnamese for keeping good ale accessable to all.

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

Sounds great Benny, those are the times I live for. I'm sure most of us will agree. Good cheap drink and great company!!

Gelli- prorities? are there any other priorities????....;)