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Fetishes You Have When Returning to a Familiar Country?

Old Jul 17th, 2014, 12:02 PM
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Fetishes You Have When Returning to a Familiar Country?

I will admit to having certain fetishes (defined here as "a course of action to which one has an excessive and irrational commitment." - a dictionary definition of one meaning of the word) upon arriving in certain countries that I have been to many times before.

Such as:

Italy - first thing I do is head for a cappuccino - even if in the afternoon when Italians rarely drink it I've heard - then for a slice of pizza!

Belgium - first thing morning day or night - a fresh 'pils' at Brussels' Gare du Midi train station where I usually arrive - the some patat frites in this home of french-fries!

France - first up a 'cafe' - a tiny cup of espresso loaded with sugar and gulped down in one fell swoop - then to the first boulangerie for a croissant au beurre and a 'pain choc' as they seem to call pain chocolate - soft bread loaded with chocolate.

Switzerland - ah that Swiss chocolate!

Germany - A hot Bratwurst from train station kiosks - lathered with mustard.

Holland - another 'pils please' - this time always a Heinie - even in the morning after an all-night flight - then to the nearest FEBO's for some pommes frites - french fries served in a paper cone with a myriad of toppings - for starters I always get the Frites Royale! Then, of course, to the nearest coffeeshop

The UK - how about 'a cuppa' - a cup of tea - usually milky tea. And then for some greasy fish and chips!

WELL DO YOU ADMIT TO ANY FETISHES WHEN RETURNING TO A FAMILIAR COUNTRY? What do you have to do the first thing upon arrival? Interested to hear.
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Old Jul 17th, 2014, 12:22 PM
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Have only a couple of fetishes after overnight flights - always the same:

30 minutes stretched flat on the bed (or a floor if bed is too soft) to depretzelize

Nice cool shower to wake up

Head out for an explore the neighborhood walk, a light lunch and a park with bench or similar to just soak up the atmosphere
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Old Jul 17th, 2014, 01:01 PM
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When I go to NYC, I go to a Duane Reade after checking into my hotel.
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Tempura soba or udon as soon as I get through immigration in Japan, not even out of the airport.
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Old Jul 17th, 2014, 02:36 PM
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In Spain a bocadillo of calamares.
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Old Jul 17th, 2014, 03:19 PM
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Ireland/Scotland - land, golf, drink. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for 10 days.
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PalenQ all of your fetishes sound just perfect for me!

Although I have not been to Holland or Belgium-but given the others you listed I am sure I would be on the same page with you.
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I do not think I wish to discuss my fetishes in a public forum. Although it might garner more compliments, than an actual compliment.
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England: to Boots for Ibuprfen with codeine
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Old Jul 18th, 2014, 05:19 AM
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England: to Boots for Ibuprfen with codeine>

ditto to that - nab some at airports if coming by plane! Though I like aspirin/codeine!
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Rome - straight to the Pantheon My favorite building! (Immediately followed by lemon gelato - no matter the time of day!)
Paris - first night trek up to Sacre Couer - love the church, love the view!
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