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Day 177: Pancakes, Because People are Feeling Homesick


pancakes group pancakes on the rocksThere’s been nothing quite like the good ol’ American holiday of July 4th to bring out the homesickness in just about every American abroad I know. Talking about barbecues and fireworks has taken over my blog feed lately, but I’ll tell you what, the homesickness factor became apparent in my local circle of friends a little sooner than that.

And on day 177, they ate pancakes.

It’s not like IHOP or Denny’s or even Perkins, but Pancakes on the Rocks is about as close to an American breakfast as one will get in Sydney.

Actually, I was a little surprised at how much food you got here… more importantly, how much bacon I got. NOM!

brooke hannah pancakes on the rocks

Brooke, Hannah, Food. Showing off our giant plates of beautiful American-style brekky.

It was hilarious to be sitting there with a large group of Americans and each of them saying how much this reminded them of home… and how much they wanted to come back (we hadn’t even left yet). Pancakes, people, is a good meal to have for the homesickness blues.

What’s your go-to meal to help you deal with homesickness while abroad?

**All photos in this post were stolen from Lauren Fritsky.


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8 Responses to Day 177: Pancakes, Because People are Feeling Homesick

  1. Rebecca July 7, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    I totally ate there on my first trip to Sydney! It had been well over a year since proper pancakes. So good!

    My go-to comfort meal was on the 24th of every month (the date I arrived in New Zealand) I would eat at ‘real’ Wendy’s. Some months I would actually forget and then some months, I would count down the days!

  2. Tijmen July 7, 2011 at 6:03 am #

    Funny enough it’s also pancakes 🙂 But Dutch pancakes are much bigger and very thin compared to the American ones. In some restaurants over here, they would cover the entire plate your are holding. And you can get them with all kinds of nice stuff on them, cherry’s, apple, cheese or icecreams. Pretty much anything goes here in some restaurants when it comes to pancakes 😀

  3. Lauren July 7, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Haha, I like the “stolen” pics line. You know I expressly take photos of you for your daily posts 🙂 I didn’t really think of the recent food factor with the homesickness, but between pancakes and mac and cheese and chicken wings at City Hotel the other night, I guess some of us have been eating our “home” foods.

    I am surprised not to see a Prince/Chappelle reference on here…

  4. Erica July 7, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    You know, it was 4th of July that struck my homesickness as well. We found this amazing little TexMex place here in Xela and ate Southern food to our heart’s content. I still need to go back to try their pork ribs. YUM.

    • Brooke July 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

      Sounds like a great place to find! I love me some texmex and ribs! 😀

  5. Vago Damitio July 7, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    I dream of organic maple syrup in Morocco and Turkey….it’s what I miss the most from North America…okay and maybe bacon, but don’t tell my wife that!

    • Brooke July 7, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

      Bacon! Do you like it crispy? Aussies don’t do crispy bacon 🙁

  6. Vago Damitio July 8, 2011 at 1:03 am #

    Well. As a Muslim I shouldn’t eat it at all, but I love that thick rind bacon that comes from the butcher in North America. Not TOO crispy but a little bit with a minimum of fat on it…

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