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Old 03-05-2013, 03:30   #16
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

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No wasabi or vegemite. And single malt scotch is rare as hen's teeth on most of the islands. At least chocolate (the sixth major food group) is readily available, otherwise we would be out of here .
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Cannot find place to hide from the "under 40's women who like over 60's..." in the Philippines.
Thanks... but no thanks...
prefer my women from E of the US and W of Suez... the only exception being the Marquesas...
Everywhere else involves Immigration issues...
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I think your impression of American beers might be a little dated to be honest. We have a thriving microbrewery culture these days with tons of IPAs and double IPAs along with stouts and imperial porters.

I don't know a single person who drinks the crap our major breweries put out and for good reason: there are amazing local beers that are winning beer competitions around the world.
I'm with Bash on this - Rebel try some Negra Modelo - ice cold, best damn beer in the world
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I'm with Bash on this - Rebel try some Negra Modelo - ice cold, best damn beer in the world
Naah... Guiness... food in a bottle..
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Zeehag mentioned there is no Root Beer in Mexico...... What have you gone lacking supply wise in your searches in various countries?
I hate to break this grievous news to you, Crimea River, but there is no Root Beer available anywhere in the civilised world, with one obvious putative exception.

As far as I know, it's no longer even carried on Air Force One.
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No PB? Barbaric!!
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Life without PB is not to be contemplated

Mercifully, provided you can get decent raw peanuts, roasting and crushing them is easy. (even without an old-fashioned meat mincer, the hand-cranked sort you clamp to the bench, which makes it sub-easy)

And if the result's too dry, the judicious addition of olive oil makes a truly deluxe PB, nectar of the gods.

Fire up the wood stove, knead up a few loaves of artisanal bread, spread with a non-homeopathic slab of fresh PB, finish with a skiff of shipmade Mango & Lime pickle .....
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Anyone who rolls their own cigarettes... stock up on tobacco in the Caribbean... its non existent in Panama... next place is Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas.. oh... and carry a good supply of papers... Nuku Hivan papers have no glue...
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Thanks... but no thanks...
prefer my women from E of the US and W of Suez... the only exception being the Marquesas...
Everywhere else involves Immigration issues...
Bludi heck, wots wrong with Aussie sheilas like the Albany lasses
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Bludi heck, wots wrong with Aussie sheilas like the Albany lasses
Immigration issues... they would not let me stay...
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I'm with Bash on this - Rebel try some Negra Modelo - ice cold, best damn beer in the world
Uh... You do realize that Negra Modelo is a Mexican beer, don't you?
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Life without PB is not to be contemplated.
Reminds me of when my daughter spent a year in Spain studying. About halfway through my wife was going over for a visit. Asked if there was anything she should bring.

PEANUT BUTTER! She couldn't find peanut butter in Salamanca and she was craving it. And the funniest part is that our daughter never really liked peanut butter all that much, but when she wanted a bit it drove her crazy that she couldn't find it.

As to American beers... Well, Anheuser-Busch still sells millions of gallons of Budweiser every year, so you know a whole lot of Americans are still drinking pale lagers. Of course, now that Anheuser-Busch is owned by InBev (a Belgian company), is it really an American beer?

Anyway, the craft beer industry in America is going great guns. If you think all American beers are thin and weak you need to try a Doggie Style Pale Ale from Flying Dog brewery, a Stone IPA, or maybe a Rogue Porter.
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rebelheart--there is good butter in mexico--lala is good, and so is the danish creamery butter i found in zihuatenejo--awesome good stuff--but it doesnt have the same flavor as land o lakes--but then nothing will......

there is no root beer in mexico. hence no root beer floats. waaah.
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Fresh milk is unavailable in Guam, whats funny is they take powdered milk, mix it with water and sell it like fresh milk is sold in the States and Europe, but it tastes like powdered. I looked but couldn't find any UHT milk.
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PIZZA...there is no good pizza in mexico.

seems all the italians went to florida instead of mexico, so the oregano and olive oil are spared here...
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PIZZA...there is no good pizza in mexico.

seems all the italians went to florida instead of mexico, so the oregano and olive oil are spared here...
Where's the VOMIT Smiley.....
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