What do, or would, you miss most about SA?

What do, or would, you miss most about SA?

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TonyRPH

11,358 posts

141 months

Wednesday 18th February 2015
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Looks a lot smaller too.

Mind you, the steaks are a lot smaller here in the UK spin


Chris Type R

6,857 posts

222 months

Wednesday 18th February 2015
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TonyRPH said:
Looks a lot smaller too.

Mind you, the steaks are a lot smaller here in the UK spin
Depends where you buy them wink

QuantumTokoloshi

4,058 posts

190 months

Wednesday 18th February 2015
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I miss the languages, I miss hearing Zulu, Sotho and Afrikaans being spoken.

I do miss being able to use SA slang and people understanding me, without looking at me blankly.

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18,442 posts

167 months

Wednesday 18th February 2015
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TonyRPH said:
I seem to recall that they always looked like this? (pic from SA site)

The genuine Cadac Skottel is available from GoOutdoors.

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Original Poster:

18,442 posts

167 months

Wednesday 18th February 2015
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Chris Type R said:
TonyRPH said:
Looks a lot smaller too.

Mind you, the steaks are a lot smaller here in the UK spin
Depends where you buy them wink
South African ostrich steaks are available at Tesco.

Not that big but it's ostrich.

Which reminds me of an old joke:
Why is it called an ostrich?

Have you seen the size of its egg?
getmecoat

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Original Poster:

18,442 posts

167 months

Wednesday 18th February 2015
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QuantumTokoloshi said:
I miss the languages, I miss hearing Zulu, Sotho and Afrikaans being spoken.

I do miss being able to use SA slang and people understanding me, without looking at me blankly.
Three South Africans in my team at work. (No, we're not in London and no, I don't work in a bar.)

Ons verstaan mekaar just fine. biggrin

rs1952

5,244 posts

232 months

Thursday 19th February 2015
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Kapenta said:
I'm in Cape Town at the moment, two weeks into a month's holiday.

Electricity load-shedding, ANC, Malema, taxis and the general standard of driving, plus the extortionate cost of mobile telephony and data, are the negatives.
I've been in Fish Hoek since January and will be coming back at the end of next week.

If you are using your UK mobile phone then things are going to get stupidly expensive, especially if using it for internet access. My provider was "offering" (I think that's Newspeak for extortion) data at £8 per mb (I would have used £320's worth last night alone if I had taken up their "offer")

Luckily a relation has a "dongle" which I borrow whilst I'm down here, and can get a local package using that. I'm talking to you now on a local data bundle that cost me R149 (£8.91 at the rate I got at the time) for 1GB and lasts for 30 days. My UK provider's "offer" would provide that amount of internet access for a cool £8,000.

Methinks somebody is taking the pysse...

Kapenta

1,095 posts

169 months

Thursday 19th February 2015
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rs1952 said:
I've been in Fish Hoek since January and will be coming back at the end of next week.

If you are using your UK mobile phone then things are going to get stupidly expensive, especially if using it for internet access. My provider was "offering" (I think that's Newspeak for extortion) data at £8 per mb (I would have used £320's worth last night alone if I had taken up their "offer")

Luckily a relation has a "dongle" which I borrow whilst I'm down here, and can get a local package using that. I'm talking to you now on a local data bundle that cost me R149 (£8.91 at the rate I got at the time) for 1GB and lasts for 30 days. My UK provider's "offer" would provide that amount of internet access for a cool £8,000.

Methinks somebody is taking the pysse...
I have 3 local SIMs. Two for phones and a data only SIM in a 4G MiFi in which I have used 18GB in the time I've been here so far. No video streaming, general use.

Chris Type R

6,857 posts

222 months

Friday 27th February 2015
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Something else I miss from SA - Ghost Pops. Fortunately we can get these from our local SA shop, and I've stocked up on a few packets.

Phatboy317

801 posts

91 months

Sunday 15th March 2015
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AlleyCat said:
Not sure where you are based in the UK at the moment, but if you are London way there is a Spur in the O2 thumbup
I'm in the South West - Swindon & Bristol - so a trip to the O2 is somewhat out of the way.

Wasn't there also one in Slough?
There's a SA shop in Bristol - "Kalahari Moon", in the St Nicholas Market.

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18,442 posts

167 months

Sunday 15th March 2015
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Phatboy317 said:
There's a SA shop in Bristol - "Kalahari Moon", in the St Nicholas Market.
Thanks, but it was a Spur we were after. One of my fellow Saffa (is that still acceptable?) colleagues is a regular at Kalahari Moon.

Phatboy317

801 posts

91 months

Monday 16th March 2015
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Pints said:
Thanks, but it was a Spur we were after. One of my fellow Saffa (is that still acceptable?) colleagues is a regular at Kalahari Moon.
Unfortunately, the nearest Spur to the West country is in Staines - I suppose that's a lot closer than the O2 in journey time, though

Chris Type R

6,857 posts

222 months

Thursday 26th March 2015
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Just remembered something else that I miss - Hawaiian Burgers from KFC - I got some very strange looks when I tried ordering one in the UK in 1993.