my Australian guilty pleasure

July 30, 2012 · 7 comments

in daily life

I have managed to live in Bishkek for nearly two years with very few requests from abroad. I get great, freshly roasted coffee from Sierra, Beta Stores stocks locally produced peanut butter, and I’ve managed to procure most other products and food items without having to have them physically transported from abroad.

But there is one thing…

I have been obsessed with Vegemite ever since an Australian friend asked if I wanted him to bring back anything special from Oz, and, not knowing anything else about Australian specialty items, asked for Vegemite and Tim-Tams. (I’m pretty sure I asked for a koala bear too, but he conveniently forgot that request.)

Now whenever I run out, I hunt down my Australian friends and put in an order for a new jar. Let’s just say Kyrgyzstan hasn’t quite caught on to the acquired taste of a spread made from yeast extract. (Yum?)

How about you? What is your one guilty pleasure you miss most or can’t live without when you’re abroad?

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