Wednesday, 4 August 2010

A taste of home

In some lighter expat news, David Beckham and TV chef Gordon Ramsay are opening up a pub in LA to be called the Queen Vic. Named after Beckham’s wife and former Spice Girl Victoria, the pub will be aimed at British expats who have been yearning for traditional ales and English food, however the pair also believe that the locals will take an interest.

Quite often it is good old local food which can make a big difference for expats missing their home. It has the power to bring back happy memories of socialising with friends and family in familiar surroundings and is particularly nice for those individuals who may be feeling a bit lonely. It can also satisfy a craving that has been nagging at the back of your mind.

There are many locations that specialise in serving expat food. The UK is well-known for its string of bars that target the many antipodean expats based there, the most prominent being the Walkabout, home to many an Aussie expat seeking a taste of the homeland. It’s not just the UK – for the majority of countries you go to, you are quite likely to come across some sort of expat bar or restaurant that is catering for a different taste.

These venues are also a great place to socialise and make new friends. As such, we thought we would ask if anyone has some recommendations of expat hangouts in their resident country that they have found particularly enjoyable?

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