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I miss…

5 Aug

…window screens. They don’t believe in those here.  There are two big black flies buzzing around as I type this.

…flavored coffees.  Like a chocolate cherry or hazelnut coffee.  Not a mocha or caramel macchiato type Starbuck’s drink.  But plain flavored coffee.  I haven’t seen that here.

…iced tea.  Seriously, for a country that loves its tea, they do NOT believe in icing it.

…soft cookies.  They don’t really have cookies here. They have biscuits.  That are hard.  Even the “American style” chocolate chip cookies are hard.

…genre specific radio stations.  Like a country music station (yeah, I said country music!)  The stations here are either all sorts of Lady GaGa-ish club music or a mish-mash of everything.  So like one day, we listed to Neil Diamond followed by The Clash followed by Garth Brooks.

…Crest toothpaste.  They don’t carry Crest here.  I’ve had to switch to Colgate.  Which is extremely popular here.

…quarters. I’m not sure why.  But I miss them.

…Tex-Mex and real barbarque.  Mmm…

…my hair salon.  I’ve been too chicken to try out a new one here, and Maura and I are both desperate for trims!

…watermelon.  They have them here, I’m just not willing to carry one home!

…degrees in Fahrenheit.

…a good thunderstorm.  They don’t really have those here.  I wonder why…

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4 Responses to “I miss…”

  1. Kelli August 5, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    When I lived in Austria, I missed milk, the normal American 2% kind, lol, did not like the eew kind that came in a box and had a long, long shelf life. I also missed Mountain Dew. I hear ya on the screen thing as well.

  2. Hannah August 5, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    I always find it interesting to see what people miss when they move to a different country. It is always little things that you wouldn’t think about. Like cookies. Jeremy and Jacinta missed peanut butter and real crackers (Jacinta was pregnant).

  3. Jenn Brees August 5, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    I just sent you a box – if I had seen this post first, I could have tucked in a few more items. The lack of window screens would drive me crazy!

    • phoebz4 August 5, 2011 at 11:26 am #

      ooooooooo…a box! LOL! Next time, send a real fly swatter…or yourself. Yourself would be better than anything else 🙂

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