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The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

Old Jan 11th 2011, 5:53 pm
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Default The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

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Here's my 3:

i) Good value public transport.
ii) A good coffee at sub £1.30 prices
iii) Got to be the free tapas.

And for good measure, the 3 things I miss about the UK when not there:
i) Parks and cemeteries
ii) Knowing where the decent Indian takeaway or restaurant is situated
iii) A decent cup of tea.
I was going to put good tap water, but realised that Madrid's water is superior to that of London's. So that one depends on location.
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Old Jan 11th 2011, 6:16 pm
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Default Re: The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

1. The weather.
2. The cafe culture.
3. Picking my own oranges.


What I miss from the UK.

1. A wide range of restaurants (eg nationalities)
2. Second hand book shops.
3. Ummmmm.
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Spain

The constant Sunshine

The clear starlit sky at night

Cheaper household bills

Uk

Indian and Chinese take aways

Chips, Meat and potatoe pies and mushy peas from a proper chippy

Cakes and certain breads baked in some supermarkets
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Old Jan 11th 2011, 8:08 pm
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Bright light
Cafe culture
Walking into town
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Default Re: The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

Miss about Spain:

The Scenery
Tapas
The weather

Miss about UK:

The Scenery
Draught Bass
International food
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Default Re: The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
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And for good measure, the 3 things I miss about the UK when not there:
i) .... cemeteries....
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Spain :
1. Winter in spain
2. Friendly people
3. Good road, rail, air links to places far and wide

UK :
1. Family
2. Dentist I can trust
3. Summer in UK
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Originally Posted by jimenato
Miss about Spain:

The Scenery
Tapas
The weather

Miss about UK:

The Scenery
Draught Bass
International food
Also Greggs Bakers (am I allowed an extra one?)
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Default Re: The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

Spain
weather June and Sept
lunch with my feet in the sand
Churros

Never had free tapas or 1,30 coffee for years on the CDS

UK.
Waitrose
pub lunches
friends and family on the same wavelength
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Default Re: The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
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I was going to put good tap water, but realised that Madrid's water is superior to that of London's. So that one depends on location.
So does the free tapas, in my experience. Unless you count the olives/nuts as tapas.
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Default Re: The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

Well given that I've never paid more than €1.50 absolute top whack for coffee (everywhere except the Brit bar in our village is 1€), and the other day we had a beer AND tapa in Fuengirola an easy walk from the beach for €1.20, I reckon the CdS is getting slightly unfair bad press

My 3?

% likelihood of sun any given day out of 365
cafe culture
feeling 'at one' not worrying about garlic breath!

UK
Being able to get tender steak (not a patch on the taste of Spanish but then neither is a patch on Argentine)
Being able to buy English language newspapers/mags without needing a mortgage
Chit chat, common sense of humour & repartee
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Default Re: The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

What I miss about Spain:
Blue sky
Empty Roads
The view from my terrace


What I miss about the UK:
Green grass
City within walking distance
Friends and social life
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Default Re: The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

miss about Spain
Blue skies and sunshine
being able to see the sea from our patio and terrace
our local cafe/bar

miss about UK
decent curry
2 for 1 offers in the supermarket
countryside and how green it is
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Miss about Spain:-

Weather
Friendly people with good manners
Lack of public drunkenness on town centre streets

Miss about UK:
The public libraries
TK Maxx
Supermarkets
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Default Re: The 3 things I miss most when not in Spain

Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
(idea stolen from this site)

http://www.tumbit.com/blogs/563-the-...-in-spain.html

Here's my 3:

i) Good value public transport.
ii) A good coffee at sub £1.30 prices
iii) Got to be the free tapas.

And for good measure, the 3 things I miss about the UK when not there:
i) Parks and cemeteries
ii) Knowing where the decent Indian takeaway or restaurant is situated
iii) A decent cup of tea.
I was going to put good tap water, but realised that Madrid's water is superior to that of London's. So that one depends on location.
Miss about Spain:-

The weather with the sunshine.
The tapas culture
The Beach and the sea.

Miss about Sweden:
The forests
Green grass
Some friends
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About Spain,
Sun, Cheap booze, and more Cheap Booze.

About Sweden,
Birds and the Bees and Empty Roads.

About England,
Giant T-Bone steaks, Proper Lamb Chops and Pork Pies.
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