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Old 08-05-2013, 05:12   #121
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

Just buy alcohol Zee.

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Old 08-05-2013, 05:33   #122
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Gee, and I thought that a major reason for going cruising was to experience new cuisines not to spend time and extra money to eat like at home. We have enjoyed the experience of seeing what the locals eat and what the stores and restaurants. Why does the idea that you can't get Mexican food in Fiji not seem to be a problem to me? Always fun to see what you can buy like powdered ice cream in Ecuador or incredibly good, inexpensive wine in South Africa.

And you can get PB in a great many places and Vegemite/Marmite in very few, which seems like a service to humanity.
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

you can find SKIPPY, which is not pb--is chemicals...lol.

coops--i DO buy alcohol--my repair friend calls himself my drinking problem...lol

good thing he does good boat work.....

mebbe i can find bubba some fancy feast for a change--isnt easily found here..good thing i make him eat other things besides fancy feast or he woulda died of skinniness already....
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

Vege/mar mite, with a fish flavoured milkshake for a chaser should see off the most iron of stomachs.

Your boat repair friend sounds like he is good for you Zee.

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Many years ago I met a Marmite smuggler! In Thailand. Ran a small bar in one of the islands that also stocked delicacies for Westerners smuggled up from Malaysia and that did include Marmite. Back then not so easy to get non-local foods in, at least not at cheap prices (lots of tax / duty).
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Root beer is truly disgusting. Tastes just like my dentist's mouthwash. Peanut butter follows close behind in the vomit stakes.
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best root beer floats are in fernandina beach florida. home made ice cream AND home made root beer. anchored out there for a few days and had root beer floats for breakfast and lunch. got me thinking about making my own root beer, which is apparently not too difficult and can be made onboard.

best peanut butter is fresh made at publix supermarkets. but it doesn't travel well so needs to be consumed quickly (no problem). otherwise natural jif creamy is almost as good and travels well.

can't imagine life without peanut butter, or root beer floats.

i just came back from a publix supermarket. they have a 'foreign' food section. i found ..... marmite! six bucks for a rather small jar. can one of you brits or commonwealth guys advise me how you're supposed to eat it????
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Vege/mar mite, with a fish flavoured milkshake for a chaser should see off the most iron of stomachs.

Your boat repair friend sounds like he is good for you Zee.

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I once crewed for a Brit. Breakfast every morning was toast with vegemite, and lunch was spam on crackers. At happy hour we had a can of spray cheese on whatever toast or crackers were left over.

That's the closest I ever came to mutiny.
Decades ago as crew in Norway I was served a whale blubber burger!!! As breakfast and dinner comprised of cold, nameless fish parts, the blubber burger drew the line! It was oddly disguised as beef with a nice charred coating to it! My surprise was on first hungered bite! It oddly disappeared from ship not long after in the middle of a night watch.
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Re: What Can you not find in Certain Countries While Cruising?

You can't get Marine Tex in Australia, except by having it shipped in from the U.S. :-(

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I once crewed for a Brit. Breakfast every morning was toast with vegemite, and lunch was spam on crackers. At happy hour we had a can of spray cheese on whatever toast or crackers were left over.

That's the closest I ever came to mutiny.
It is most unlikely that a Brit served toast and vegemite... if you were anywhere near the UK at least. In Britain, vegemite is almost unknown. The local equivalent there is called "Marmite" and is similar, but slightly different... shinier and even more salty.
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i found ..... marmite! six bucks for a rather small jar. can one of you brits or commonwealth guys advise me how you're supposed to eat it????
Marmite is supposed to be eaten spread thinly, but evenly, on hot buttered toast. It is an acquired taste and $6 for a small jar sounds unjustifiably expensive to me.
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It is most unlikely that a Brit served toast and vegemite... if you were anywhere near the UK at least. In Britain, vegemite is almost unknown. The local equivalent there is called "Marmite" and is similar, but slightly different... shinier and even more salty.
We were in Baja.
He was a Brit.
It was Vegamite.
And Spam.
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We were in Baja.
He was a Brit.
It was Vegamite.
And Spam.
I stand corrected Sorry for doubting. He was obviously a worldly Brit!
When I was a little tacker, my Dad used to make us spam fritters (slices of spam, covered in batter, fried) as a special treat. I don't believe I've eaten spam since then. I'll be reasonably happy if I go to my grave without any more spam. I haven't had vegemite since breakfast time
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You can't get Marine Tex in Australia, except by having it shipped in from the U.S. :-( Ann

You certainly can. It's called VEGAMITE!
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