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Old 06-05-2013, 12:21   #76
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

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Uh... You do realize that Negra Modelo is a Mexican beer, don't you?
Sadly, not for long--

Court Approves Anheuser-Busch InBev Deal To Buy Grupo Modelo : The Two-Way : NPR
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:22   #77
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that's the reason it's served ice cold. it numbs your taste buds so you can't actually taste how bad it is.

english pub ale is served at room temperature. no need to disguise it...
Mexican beer often comes in clear bottles, which shows they don't know the first thing about beer.

One quick way to judge weather a beer might be worth sampling is to look at the bottles.
- Clear glas: Avoid at all cost. Beer does not survive 20 minutes in sunlight. What do you think a few days on the shelves of a shop will do?
- Green glass: Thanks to Heineken the world things this is OK. Heineken's management should be tried for crimes against beer.
- Brown bottle: The brewer at least knows that beer needs to be protected from light, so he might know how to brew it well too.

Thankfully Interbrew hasn't managed to stamp out real ales...
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

Pickle relish can be really hard to find...
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:32   #79
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Pickle relish can be really hard to find...
Make your own? I make several types of chutney on board. Much better than the bought stuff anyway .
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

One thing you can find everywhere however is people complaining that "you can't get X here"...
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One thing you can find everywhere however is people complaining that "you can't get X here"...
I was merely curious as to the cultural tendencies and logistical or marketplace black holes that still exist in today's ever converging world. Not necessarily complaining. I enjoy the diversity of different cultures and their marketplaces and people, otherwise I would never have left home.
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You need to have been fed it via the placenta, then in breast milk, spread on your very first rusk, on toast with melting butter at the toddler stage, and finally with cheese on sandwiches in your first school lunchbox.

Nothing short of this will make you a Happy Little Vegemite .
I guess the same first two stages must go for root beer.

... a taste I have no prospect, or intention, of acquiring.
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

Just try to find good curry paste in Livermore, CA!

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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

negromodelo comes in brown bottles and has good flavor. i donot drink beer because it sukks, flavorwise--but negro modelo, sapporo, and that good warm beer we had in silverstone and then thru the english countryside after the 1981 grand prix was awesome..even after having sat hours in sun in a car trunk .....lol.....

nimble--i need some of that stuff.......if i summer here i will send address and money..ty!!!!
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You need to have been fed it via the placenta, then in breast milk, spread on your very first rusk, on toast with melting butter at the toddler stage, and finally with cheese on sandwiches in your first school lunchbox.

Nothing short of this will make you a Happy Little Vegemite .

You had me at "breast milk."
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Speaking of breastmilk (says a breastfeeding mother), you can't find disposable nursing pads in Mexico (correction, I found one box, one time, in Mega.)

It is hard to find a toilet in Mexico with an actual toilet seat on it.

Mexicans apparently think all feminine products should be perfumed. Trying to find pads or pantyliners that don't reek like chamomile is practically impossible. Not a good thing for a lady with sensitive skin.
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It is hard to find a toilet in Mexico with an actual toilet seat on it.
I would dare to say the number of countries I have visited in the world that do not have toilet seat, or actual toilets for that matter, far outweigh the number that do. Some though are nice enough to provide little foot patterns in floor!!
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I would dare to say the number of countries I have visited in the world that do not have toilet seat, or actual toilets for that matter, far outweigh the number that do. Some though are nice enough to provide little foot patterns in floor!!
I was surprised by how often places I visited in Rome didn't have toilet seats either.

It is bizarre to me though, when a bathroom will have all of the other 'fixin's,' like a toilet paper holder, paper towels, soap dispenser with soap, but the toilets don't have seats.
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You had me at "breast milk."
So, will you be needing me to send you a jar anytime soon?

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