I'm an expat and I need...

Discussion in 'travel and world' started by AnnO'Neemus, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. Jessiedog

    Jessiedog Keeping the faith.

    Welcome to the Game, unknown.factor!


    Have a sweet time here on Urban.


    :)


    Woof
     
  2. selamlar

    selamlar is aware of the irony.

    What kind of trashy magazines? And would tins of tikka masala sauce stuff do?

    It all depends on knowing where to look.
     
  3. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

  4. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    Tacky magazines with true life stories, like Love it and Pick me up :)

    They are my guilty secret, and are also very good for lessons (I'm an English teacher). I can find the glossy magazines easily but not the trashy ones.

    Yeah any sort of curry sauce, do you know where to get it? I miss curry sooooooooooooooooooo much!
     
  5. Fuchs66

    Fuchs66 Ring a ding

    .... absolutely nothing, I work at a place with its own duty free in the cellar (booze sorted) and I live 5 mins away from a "British" shop so if I have any cravings foodwise I'm sorted.

    *Wanders off with a blissful grin on his face*
     
  6. selamlar

    selamlar is aware of the irony.

    You can get Pataks curry pastes from KIPA. There is one in Silivri, and one in Kurtkoy. Let me know if you don't find any. Should be able to lay hands on Hello etc if that is any good to you?
     
  7. selamlar

    selamlar is aware of the irony.

    I believe that there is also an indian restaurant in Taksim. Dunno what it is like, though. Probably Taksim prices. Musafir, Lamartin St. 24/A Talimhane - Taksim - Istanbul Ph : 0212 235 27 41
     
  8. extra dry

    extra dry Happy to be here

    licorice allsorts...please if possible
     
  9. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member

    i love tendril cos he sent me 3..yes 3!!!! jars of marmite :cool::cool::):)
     
  10. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    Thanks selamlar. I think I am going to have to try to make curry from scratch. Although I need tikka powder which doesn't seem to exist here.

    I read Turkish Hello..it's as crap as the British one but it helps me with my Turkish. :)
     
  11. derf

    derf Banned Banned

    There is very little i miss but if anyone knows of a good Indian restaurant in central Java I would love to know about it.
    The only other thing is baked beans. They are my drug of choice. :D

    If anyone is going anywhere near Jogjakarta stick a couple in your case and let me have them.
     
  12. Jessiedog

    Jessiedog Keeping the faith.


    Oh God.


    He's back.



    [​IMG]


    :(


    Woof
     
  13. tombowler

    tombowler still missing the point

    Only thing i really miss is a decent curry, did think i was missing bacon but having had some i dont think i am or was it just the wrong bacon. Oh and regular rizzla silvers thats the worst to do without


    Anyways its not like its a biggie to miss them I dont have the stoopid bnp voting monocelular neighbours to deal with and the credit crunch means my mortgage payments have gone down so I break even each month on the home bank account so its all good really:D




    last one to leave put the light out
     
  14. derf

    derf Banned Banned


    So you can't help then? :D
     
  15. Frankie Jack

    Frankie Jack Not a bloke..

    Does anyone want anything from Bonnie Scotland.. Sweetheart Stout for a Black n Tan..( My favourite parcel to pack.. ) Edinburgh Rock or Creamery Fudge... ( gotta kill the rest of the worlds teeth as well eh.. ) A pottery Nessie that looks like it's swimming through your window ledge.. A bit of authentic heather or a bottle of Loch Ness or any other Ness water.. A (ffs.. Wee Jimmy Bannet.. ffs.. )..
     
  16. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Okay, so I've been to the souq and bought the mosque alarm clock for Ringo (t'other thread).

    So I'll be heading to the post office soon to post it.

    I know we can get Quavers over here and maybe Frazzles I can't remember but if there are any last minute calls for anything else...? Bearing in mind I can get some European stuff over here in the Gulf but not everything.

    But camel kitsch and keffiyehs are in plentiful supply if anyone has a desperate urge for any such thing. :D
     
  17. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Quavers dispatched, no idea how long it will take, but guess about a week.
     
  18. ice-is-forming

    ice-is-forming Well-Known Member

    AnnO'Neemus !!!!! ​


    i hadn't read this thread and today i got a HUGE box full of quavers and tings !!!! so cool :) thank you so so much, made my month :cool::cool::)xxxxx anything i can send you from aus in return you darling you ? :)
     
  19. Zorra

    Zorra muppet hugger

    Any chance of a an Observer Food magazine sent to me here in Sudan? (Not you Xanadu, you are a tease :mad:) And some fizzy sour green bootlaces / similar sour fizzy things??

    In return I can send... um, stuff in Arabic, Sudanese dressy uppy clothes, or... that's it really, the shops are pretty bare. No camel chich here even :( But you will have my undying affection and I'll send you something from Nairobi when I'm next there :)
     
  20. kittyP

    kittyP schmeeer

    Tom Tams are nothing like Jammy Dodgers though.

    If you had said they are not as good as Penguins I would have understood but Jammy Dodgers :confused:

    ;)
     
  21. Jessiedog

    Jessiedog Keeping the faith.


    It's Tim Tams, FFS.


    And you're right, there nothing like the good old original Penguins.


    But have you seen the recent "Club" biscuits?


    (You remember? Is it a chocolate or a biscuit? ...... If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit join.....etc)


    The most recent "Clubs" have at least 75% less chocolate coating than they did 30 years ago - and even then, it was obviously a fucking biscuit, with a bit of a chocolate cover.

    :mad:


    Shit happens.


    Move on.


    :mad:



    Woof
     
  22. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    Happy to oblige! :)

    Nothing I need from Aus thanks.
     
  23. panpete

    panpete Blokes name, birds body.

    What? your'e in China and you can't get tea?
    heheheheheheheh:D
     
  24. Pip

    Pip Well-Known Member

    :D

    Anyone else want anything from the shops?
     
  25. AnnO'Neemus

    AnnO'Neemus Is so vanilla

    The all new 2009 update:

    Wanted

    206 Homeless Mal in London misses Barbeque Shapes and Chicken Crimpy Shapes from Australia. He can get them in London but it's not the same. And Violet Crumble.

    210 miss direct in Istanbul would like to any of the following: trashy magazines with true life stories, like Love it and Pick me up /tikka masala powder/curry sauce/a bottle of squash/vegemite/a wispa... can repay in kind with stuff from Turkey.

    218 extra dry erm, not quite sure where, wants licorice allsorts...please if possible

    221 derf in Indonesia want to know of a good Indian restaurant in central Java, and also wants baked beans.

    223 tombowler, not sure where, wants regular rizzla silvers

    229 Zorra in Sudan wants an Observer Food magazine and some fizzy sour green bootlaces / similar sour fizzy things?? In return can send... um, stuff in Arabic, Sudanese dressy uppy clothes, or... that's it really, the shops are pretty bare. No camel chich here even :( But you will have my undying affection and I'll send you something from Nairobi when I'm next there


    Offered

    207 unknown.factor Would anyone like anything from Australia?

    210 missdirect offers stuff from Turkey to repay in kind people sending goodies.

    225 Frankie Jack offers stuff from Bonnie Scotland.. Sweetheart Stout for a Black n Tan..( My favourite parcel to pack.. ) Edinburgh Rock or Creamery Fudge... ( gotta kill the rest of the worlds teeth as well eh.. ) A pottery Nessie that looks like it's swimming through your window ledge.. A bit of authentic heather or a bottle of Loch Ness or any other Ness water.. A (ffs.. Wee Jimmy Bannet.. ffs.. )

    226 AnnO'Neemus offers camel kitsch and keffiyehs (Arabic head scarves) and mosque alarm clocks if anyone has a need for a such a thing.

    234 Pip asks if anyone else wants anything from the shops?


    If anyone wants to renew previous requests, ask again, because I know some people have moved from their previous countries, so don't want to bring forward all the older requests.
     
  26. Pip

    Pip Well-Known Member

    I can get silver rizla, Observer magazines and bootlaces, but I can't really stretch to sending heavy tins internationally :(
     
  27. Boris Sprinkler

    Boris Sprinkler Jah bless

    Anyone need anything from Sweden/Denmark?
    Would love any of the below - Beef and tomato pot noode (srsly), marmite, monster munch pickled onion flavour, crumpets.

    Will reciprocate in kind. tak!
     
  28. Homeless Mal

    Homeless Mal Banned Banned

    I am bringing back a load next week to keep me going :D
     
  29. wanizame

    wanizame Active Member

    HP Sauce!
     
  30. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    The only things I miss when I am in Japan are English Mustard (mind you the wieners seem to come with small packets of something very similar), bread that doesn't just come in four doorsteps per pack and most importantly real cheese.
     

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