London, March 24 (IANS) While touring a foreign country what things would you miss the most? Parents, children, or homecooked food? Britons admit to yearning for favourite television shows, home cooking and perfect cup of tea when they are abroad.
The survey, commissioned by Alison Tennant of the Believe in Gloucester campaign, found British holidaymakers start to miss home four days and 14 hours into a foreign break, the Daily Express reported.
The researchers found over half were unable to detach from their home life while on holiday. Drinking tap water without worrying was a big issue for 40 percent while one in 10 admitting missing their job.
It was found over a fifth made at least four calls home, a third ringing on the first day. Many were desperate to check on pets.
The study of 2,200 people showed one fifth of Britons moan when abroad. Swimming pools are most likely to trigger complaints, followed by mosquitoes, bad food - and other tourists.
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