Things we miss while traveling abroad


I saw a fun article on buzzfeed the other day about foods Americans miss when traveling abroad to Europe. It was entertaining and reminded me if when I went to Spain and hated the food!

The good thing was, I lost a lot of weight and felt so good! The bad thing was, obviously I was starving and got sick of only eating potatoes bravo (potatoes with hot sauce) like every day!!!

Potatoes Bravos

Potatoes Bravos

I remember thinking don’t these people like crave cupcakes?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Also, while I was in England a few months ago I really, really, really found myself missing Dunkin Donuts coffee! Ohhhh how I would have murdered for a cup!! They have the usual Starbucks but the most common coffee shop I found in England was Costa. It’s disgusting!!!!! Another things weird about coffee in England is that they do not have half and half. I asked for it once at Costa and they told me they have semi skimmed. What the hell is that?!?!? And that is NOT half and half!!!! It made me so frustrated I switched to drinking tea until I came back to NYC and got my dunkin fix!

When my parents went to India a few years back, I remember my mom, who mind you, is from India, came back complaining about how the worst part of India is that they don’t use toilet paper! She says she will never go back without bringing a few rolls from home!

Another huge thing we do miss while traveling to some parts of the world, as much as I sorta hate to admit is, is WIFI!!!!! Our resort in Mexico only had wifi in the lobby for a certain amount of time a day. Same with the Rui Montego Bay in Jamaica. We found a Starbucks in Playa Del Carmen with wifi and I couldn’t speak to my friend for a good half hour while her phone was beeping and whistling as she connected back with the world!


About kbahri114

Hi! I'm an outgoing, bubbly New Yorker of Indian origin. I grew up in a Punjabi home and was raised with Hindu traditions in America. I am extremely in touch with my Indian roots and am thankful to have had been taught about my culture while growing up, which is why I have a great appreciation towards my culture and like to share it with others as well as learn about different cultures. At one point in my life I came to the realization about how we have been blessed with the gift of life on the planet earth. When I'm 90 years old lying on my death bed looking back at my life, I want to make sure I took full advantage of my life and explored this amazing world we live in! I knew traveling was something I had to start doing. I'm not the type to live in a bubble my entire life. I've always been intrigued by the world and different cultures. I have always wanted to explore and see as much of the world as I can! Life is all about experiences, meeting people, learning new ways and concepts and taking risks. I'm also very fond of photography, fashion, shopping, having fun, being loud, laughing and cracking crazy jokes, music and dance (I used to dance traditional for festivals back during the school days). This blog is meant to be fun & entertaining but it also provides my personal experiences and what you might expect to discover while traveling. It also will include random thoughts and stories since a kaleidoscope is meant to be a colorfully shaken mix of happiness! I hope you find my blog interesting, fun, funny & informative, but most of all entertaining!!

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