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Now that you are home....what can't you find?

Travel Forums General Talk Now that you are home....what can't you find?


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1. Posted by cruisegirl (Respected Member 244 posts) 10y

So everyone had travelled abroad, and we all miss stuff from home.

But my question is, what do you miss most from overseas?

I'm Canadian, and I miss Turkish Apple Tea the most! I've yet to find anywhere that sells it (I live in Hamilton, Ontario, ...if anyone knows of anyplace that can help me out)

What does everyone else miss from their travels?

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Pita mit gyros

Places, weather, activities, etc rather than tangible things.

But I do miss the kebabs with chips in them!

3. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 10y

I miss Italian gilato ice cream.
Italian pizza.
Chinese night life.
Chinese street food.
The little bars in Lisbon.
German beer & sausages.
Dear boss,

I quit. See you in a few months.

signed, me......

4. Posted by Odysseas (Full Member 1359 posts) 10y

I'm not home yet...

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

When I was back in the UK, I just missed that feeling of being abroad, of being away from home.

So now I've made my home in Sweden.......

I get the feeling there should be some sense of deliciously ironic paradox about doing so......... but I can't quite put my finger on it yet

6. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

I miss being in new, different, places. The same thing every day is depressing.

Mostly, I really miss meeting new people. I travelled alone, and people ask "didn't you get lonely?" But I actually get lonely more here. While its nice to see my friends again, its like "where's everyone else?"

And there are no nice, tanned, good-looking men round here!!

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

Oh - great post!

Let's see...

  • V power drink from New Zealand
  • pastries from France (I can't even pick one in particluar - they were all great!)
  • coffee from France
  • OK - food of any kind from France (I'm still dreaming of that 75 centime chocolate pudding I picked up at a Tesco - oh my, but it was delicious)
  • Psychologies magazine from the UK (I can't find it here for the life of me)
  • those lovely little Innocent smoothies that cost a fortune
  • reasonable-priced wine and beer from everywhere else - it costs a fortune at home!

Quoting Q-Tip

The little bars in Lisbon.

I read that too fast and thought you wrote "little girls in Lisbon"...

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

I miss Chang beer and the little medicine bottles of Red Bull, and I miss breakfasts of fresh pineapple from a street stall. I also miss the yakitori restaurants of Japan, such delicious food, and all on sticks!

I miss living in a beach hut and having a swim before breakfast in the morning, and I miss the smell of suntan lotion. Not much call for that here as there's been the deepest snow I've ever seen in Glasgow in the last few days! People snowboarding in the park and all!!

9. Posted by SeeTheSky (Respected Member 558 posts) 10y

I miss... poutine <3
and new york york food..getting acupuncture from my friend in new york, i miss wandering around aimlessly. i miss that lighthearted canadian atmosphere, i miss the feeling of home from new york, i miss the implacable feeling that is new england.. and i miss all my friends in all the places i am not right now. god its so hard to deal. too hard. ah well, distance makes the heart grow fonder.
i miss small brown bike. oh i wish i could've seen them in concert before they broke up.
ah well, c'est la vie.

10. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

As I have my rucksack, I'm at home.

But even though its only a small one, i can never find anything in it, without emptying it completely and searching through the debris.

(I know thats not the answer you were loking for, but as my bag is my home, it works for me)