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“there is an egg on my food!!??”

September 29, 2008 by admin

After reading Avitania’s blog about Americans behaving badly abroad, I started thinking a bit about my experiences abroad with different nationalities. Swedish teens used to during the early 90′s have a really bad reputation abroad, as they can’t drink back home they would go apeshit in another countries and act like anything but a timid Swede. But adults mostly have been doing alright, (yes yes I know Steve will say that I am a Swede complaining and behaving badly every day living abroad), people from the UK I am not so sure about. I think they got bad reputation in certain countries, like Spain and France, probably Germany too. The one thing that always gets my goat are the food “issues”. So when you go abroad to a different country you should probably prepare for that the food will be different from where you live.

Two years ago we went to corfu and stayed at this quite nice resort which according to the website was a 5 star hotel. Now the food was far from it. I looove Greek food, but apart from some tzatsiki and gyros there was hardly as much as a greek olive on the menu, instead the served up spag bol, chicken nuggets and pizza. very boring. But it kept the families from the UK happy. Apart from one lady who complained on a review site there there was no chocolate milk for the children..ermm ok.

Sometimes when we travel wechoose to stay half pension, it is cheaper but also a good option to try some food that you wouldn’t try normally. One time in Austria we got this dish called Tiroler Grostl, when it arrived at the table this guy from Manchester just started at it, looked up, looked down and just exclaimed for the whole restaurant to hear “There is an egg on my food??!!”, well duh that is how you serve this dish, it is not like someone had barfed on the food or something. This man kept on being suspicious about all meals, thinking everything was odd and wrong. Well maybe that was because he was in Tirol, Austria not Manuch land UK. I bet if he went to Rome, he would have gone to Pizza Hut…


2 Comments »

  1. mbs says:

    I *want* an egg on my food. An Eggy-Weg, preferably.

  2. admin says:

    msb…we all want Eggy-Weg on our food!

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