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21. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

Tina - real bacon - you only get proper bacon in Ireland in a good old Irish fry up!

I dunno - that's more like ham. I like it, but it's not like those crispy strips we're used to over here. Mind, an Ulster Fry is not my favourite. I eat the 'bacon' and the toast, and my other half happily gobbles up the rest.

22. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Ah you want to get streaky bacon then!! The bacon like ham is back bacon

That concludes Heathers guide to bacon for today!!!

23. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

Hi again Juliet,

I hadn't seen this before reading and replying to your other topic about travelling with a partner...... Its interesting that you post both these topics...

In all honesty, I missed nothing when I was on the road. And its only rarely now that I miss anything or anyone. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy things and people. I have, and have had, immensely rich friendships in my life. Wonderful times.

But what rings a little bell here for me is that you missed your privacy when you when twith someone. THAT sounds very familiar to me! Ask yourself why before you travel accompanied again, flower. Not just for your sake either

Be happy - whatever you choose to do

24. Posted by Juliet06 (Inactive 33 posts) 10y

Quoting vampyren

Hi again Juliet,

I hadn't seen this before reading and replying to your other topic about travelling with a partner...... Its interesting that you post both these topics...

In all honesty, I missed nothing when I was on the road. And its only rarely now that I miss anything or anyone. That doesn't mean I don't enjoy things and people. I have, and have had, immensely rich friendships in my life. Wonderful times.

But what rings a little bell here for me is that you missed your privacy when you when twith someone. THAT sounds very familiar to me! Ask yourself why before you travel accompanied again, flower. Not just for your sake either

Be happy - whatever you choose to do

Hmmm.. thanks for this, but I can't help but feel that you're reading a little too much into these posts. I started this one as a fun, reminiscing type-thing because I'd been thinking about my time in the US and how there were all these material things that I missed, and also about my trip to Asia, and how I missed none of the material items at all. And in truth, it wasn't so much that I missed my privacy, it was the fact that the person I was with (a former flatmate) didn't want to do separate things, even for an afternoon, so I wasn't able to get any alone time whatesoever. This time, although I am excited and apprehensive about what it's going to be like for us to travel together, and for a really long time too, I'm safe in the knowledge that I'm going with the right person. Will it all be rosy and perfect? No. Will we disagree at times? Almost certainly. But that's all part of the experience. I'm going into this with open eyes, and just because I'm asking advice or for others to share their experiences it doesn't mean that I'm unsure of why I'm doing it.

25. Posted by vampyren (Budding Member 39 posts) 10y

Juliet, you may be right about reading too much into it... And it looks like you have thought carefully about what you wanna do... Good for you!

I don't mean to be all serious... and anything I say can be cast at high speed through the nearest window Just sometimes I find its useful to throw my 2-penny-worth in. And to hear other's 2-penny-worth too of course.

Travelling is great for the soul, good fun and enlightening all at the same time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have :) Sounds like you will!

I'll try and read your posts again before I start on me wine today ;)

26. Posted by Juliet06 (Inactive 33 posts) 10y

Ha ha, that's cool, I just meant to say that I've considered this, and especially since I've been in a less-than-ideal travel combo before, I'm even more cautious of committing to this, and aware of how travelling can change the way you interact with your friend, or boyfriend or whoever you go with. And an integral part of the plan is to spend time apart as well as together, to enjoy the parts we both want to do together, but to also be free to explore alone when the mood takes us.

Keep chucking in the tuppence worth whenever you fancy, you seem to be a very worldy kind of chap!

Seeya

27. Posted by cookieyum (Inactive 75 posts) 10y

In South America I missed...
proper english cadbury's chocolate! Don't know what they do to it over there but cadbury's bars in argentina are most definitely NOT NICE.:( It mings utterly. Had to stick to kinder chocolate in the end!
Also had proper cravings for baked potatoes with tuna mayo and bangers and mash - YUM!
Most of all missed my cd collection and radio 1!!(got an ipod now so sorted for the next trip!) Saying that i wish cd's over here were as cheap as they are abroad!

28. Posted by Windmill (Full Member 125 posts) 10y

My turntables and my hyperactive flatmate.

29. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 10y

I miss sitting by a log fire in a nice old country pub on a cold autumn sunday afternoon in the UK. Having just eaten a big sunday roast, enjoying my pint of bitter and reading the sunday newspapers! Bliss!!!!!

At the moment I just spend my sundays sailing on a yacht in the Caribbean Sea instead!

Gosh, it is a hard old life!!!

30. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 10y

1) Friends and family
2) walkers crisps
3) the shopping (in the uk)