8 comments on “The expat sadness

  1. Is there actually a lack of choice, or do they just not have the choices you want? Narrower range than UK supermarkets, or just different range?

  2. Strangely enough, I was worried about that when buying my home in the sun in Penang, Malaysia.

    My apartment there actually overlooks one of 3 Tesco’s on the Island. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn good.

    However, you are quite correct, there is something about being an expat that means wherever you are in the world, for no matter how long, it’s never really home. Just a home-away-from-home.

    Sad really. There you go.

  3. The irony is that in the UK, people are more likely to buy store-branded goods such as Tesco Baked Beans rather than Heinz.

  4. @4 Wait till you see a tin of Heinz on the exotic foreign foods shelf @ 1,20€
    @1Different. Spain, not nearly as much tinned but veg in jars. Serious fish.

    It’s the UK that disappoints now. Some of the stuff the French tin is incredible. And the cheese. A moment’s silence for the cheese.

    Shop in Iceland.es once in a while. Full of expats paying over the odds for stuff there’s a local equivalent. Marmalade at 2€ a jar. Jeez, where do they think the word comes from? Or the oranges? On the other hand tea’s a concept no-one else gets.

    It’s sad anyway. What’s the point in living abroad then trying to eat like you’re in Surrey?

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