Back in San Diego from a visit in my hometown, Cincinnati after 16 years. I really missed the Skyline Chili, Goldstar Chili,(yes) White Castles, Graders Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with Bitter Sweet Chocolate Sauce, Busken Bakery (I would love a Thumb Print Frosted Center Butter Cookie Recipe like they make)and my favorite rib place was out of business . That was my menu for one day---WHAT DO YOU MISS FROM YOUR HOME TOWN?
My racing cycle... the railway bridge where we used to smoke in evening... cane juice after cigs.. And yes .. some fights which never took place but we went with full preparation And obviously some girls too whom I could never say that you were beautiful
"Thanks to Indian media who has over the period of time swiped out intellectual taste from mass Indian population." - Chetan Parekh
i miss the ocean the most, and the country's highest unemployment figures the least. i also miss little specialist stores, bakeries, spice shops, etc, in JHB theres very little of that, too many big malls means too many big allrounder supermarkets and too few specialists, which is usually where the good stuff can be found.
The Victorian-style houses. The smell of coffee beans roasting in the morning. The abandoned feel of downtown on an early Sunday morning. Falling asleep while reading the Sunday paper under the bay window. Fresh sourdough in walking distance. Watching the fog drift past Sutro Tower into Noe Valley.
Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen. - Robert Bresson
I miss being able to hop on my bike and ride past miles of corn fields without a single car or person around on open, perfectly flat country roads. That's a special kind of solitude that I've never been able to successfully recreate on the more crowded (and hilly) east coast. Not a sound except the wind through the corn and your own tires on the road, and none of that annoying gear-shifting stuff. It's almost like self-hypnosis. Kyle