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  • mtb_rossi
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    Civil Rights πŸ™‚

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    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Lol πŸ™‚

    Food wise, when I lived in Finland I had people bring over salt and vinegar crisps, tetley tea and malt vinegar. I really missed Indian food too.

    Premier Icon turboferret
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    While I'm away for months on end I mainly miss my wife πŸ˜₯

    Cheers, Rich

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    From travels in the US, I'd say decent beer and Marmite.

    (not together)

    Junkyard
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    turbo hope she feels the same but she has never said anything to me πŸ˜‰

    turbo hope she feels the same but she has never said anything to me

    She did but you were too busy filming remember? πŸ™‚

    tron
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    Yorkshire tea.

    I reckon after a while in China, I'd just get fully hacked off with eating Chinese food.

    cranberry
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    Where I am I miss:

    Politeness.
    Lemon curd.
    Hills.
    People who don't drive like a sociopath late for a meeting.

    Proper beer

    Haze
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    Narrowing it down a bit – Bathams.

    Travis
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    I chuckled at MTB-Rossi

    Politeness and just being Civil is not something I miss, the lack of it here just makes me so angry πŸ‘Ώ
    A good natter with friends with a good beer is always missed

    Grimy
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    Proper beer

    You live in Germany then? πŸ˜‰

    Squidlord
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    Bacon
    Proper chips
    Close family & friends

    Having spent much time away in various places

    Scots Porridge Oats
    Proper milk
    Green grass
    Four distinct seasons
    Safety (my girlfriend has been kidnapped at gunpoint in what was a normal taxi in Rio de Janeiro)
    Mates obviously
    Carrot cake
    Steak and ale pie
    A decent pub
    30 mile an hour speed limits in cities (Belo Horizonte is like some mental combination of Monaco and Super MArio Kart

    Squidlord
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    How could I forget pies? Have just brought 15 tins of Fray Bentos back from my trip home to UK last week.

    ski
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    UK humor/banter/sarcasm

    water/Tea/milk (one of them is normally not the same abroad)

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    Junk, glad to know someone's looking after her πŸ˜†

    Cheers, Rich

    Oh yeah, water you can drink from the tap – forgot that one!

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    I've been in Ethiopia for 6 months now, and I don't miss a lot of things like food- I can either do without or find alternatives.

    A trip to Addis can get me mexican/chinese/indian food when it takes my fancy.

    But, I'm not here for the luxuries!

    I do miss riding- its not the same here, though I do have my bike. The level of hassle you get out on the bike can be frustrating.

    And I miss my pals…

    Not much we canΒ΄t get here in Spain except Real Ale (it doesnΒ΄t travel well) and decent theatre.

    Real Beer
    Worcester Sauce Crisps
    Driving on the left
    Full British Isles breakfast
    TV

    At the moment I have been wanting a Cadbury's caramel for about a month – I think right now I would pay about €50 for a bar. Although when I'm back in the UK in September I bet I'll forget about it totally…

    TheBrick
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    I do miss riding- its not the same here, though I do have my bike. The level of hassle you get out on the bike can be frustrating.

    What kind of hassle?

    Get off the road you cyclist type hassle, or some other kind of hassle?

    Travis
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    Being in China for quite a few years, last year I was ever so happy when I found Branston Pickle… and now…
    I've found Fig Rolls…. I'm so happy (simple things please me)

    What would you miss?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    some mental combination of Monaco and Super MArio Kart

    Lol!

    I miss quite a bit about Finland tho too…

    sssimon
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    tayto cheese and onion crisps

    xcgb
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    Have just brought 15 tins of Fray Bentos back from my trip home to UK last week.

    Gawd you must of been desperate! 😯

    The level of hassle you get out on the bike can be frustrating.

    well i can relate to that as in Brazil you have to go out in a group otherwise you're going to come home without your bike, so I am told. And don't get me started on their 50% VAT taxes!!!

    enduro-aid
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    after being in new york and still having close family there

    proper beer
    proper chocolate
    tetley or pg tea
    tunnocks caramel waffers
    A decent curry

    trail_rat
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    having only been in eg for 2 days – freedom to do what i want when i want without needing a driver

    cranberry
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    Having a portable fridge/freezer and a Landy to put it in means that I can keep stocked up with lots of things between trips back to the UK ( 3 – 4 times a year ).

    This time I emptied the local M&S of smoky bacon and sausages. Crunchy nut cornflakes/various flavours of squash/Tizer/Vimto and half a year's supply of homemade jam also made the trip back to Holland with me. I would normally bring back beer, but I've still got a fridge full from my trip back in May.

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    Simon, in the year I was in Brazil, 6 months of which was in Rio, I never had any problems, and I rode my bike everywhere, through favellas etc.

    Did almost get stabbed in a tunnel though when on foot, and our site doctor was shot in a bar just outside work for her car…

    Cheers, Rich

    b_man
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    Monteiths
    Pineapple Lumps
    Whittakers Peanut Slab
    Fejoa's

    & my mum and dad

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    I forgot one really important thing- I really miss anonymity. I am stared at almost all the time I'm outside- a "faranj" is an unusual sight in my town…

    You do get used to it, but I realised its very wearing when I was back in the UK…

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    Simon- I tend to go out very early in the morning to avoid the attention. And the heat!

    A previous volunteer had someone attempt to steal her bike when she was out for a ride, and that was a sh*tty Ethiopian one…

    don simon
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    Safety (my girlfriend has been kidnapped at gunpoint in what was a normal taxi in Rio de Janeiro)

    Hope you get her back safely… πŸ˜†

    Generally don't miss anything, sometimes miss take out food, the chippy or Chinese takeaway. When I think about it it's probably the convenience rather tan quality nosh.
    Most things you can find here or find an equivalent or a substitute which is better.

    Jellybaby
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    Cooked breakfast with HP sauce and a proper Sunday dinner….
    Shepherds pie, apple pie, chocolate cake, toast, sausage and mash, mince and dumplings, chocolate sponge and custard, chips, hog roast with apple sauce, lamb chops, chicken and leek pie, roast chicken dinner with lashings of gravy….

    omg when England tastes so good , what possesses you to leave ??

    p.s written on an empty stomach 😯

    The pub
    Our funny ways
    The few friends I've made
    The rolling hills and woods and all their secrets

    trail_rat
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    Monteiths
    Pineapple Lumps
    Whittakers Peanut Slab
    Fejoa's

    you are a kiwi then – the monteiths and the whittakers gave it away !

    i miss L&P and fejoa and kiwi juice !

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