|November 4th, 2011|
Posts Tagged ‘shopping’
|August 5th, 2011|
Ah, summer. A time to relax, explore new places… and discover that all the local shops are shut.
When I first moved to Switzerland I heard people speak of France shutting down for the summer, but assumed they were just being rude.
|June 24th, 2011|
As an expat, looking for comfort food from “back home” can be a bit problematic.
(photo: David Simmer II/Flickr)
Whenever I need some special ingredient from the super market, like pumpkin filling to finish that last-minute Thanksgiving pie, or butterscotch morsels for my Scotcharoos, I am always a bit hesitant to actually enter the supermarket in search of that elusive product. (more…)
|March 4th, 2011|
I hate shopping. To minimise the time I spend doing it, I frequent supermarkets.
Irritatingly, Swiss supermarkets sign exclusive deals on certain products, meaning you have to shop in both the Co-op and (the locals always put a definite article first) the Migros. So there’s a never-ending battle between the two for your business. (more…)
|December 11th, 2009|
Talk about a change of pace. For most of my life I have equated the holiday season with the holiday rush.
The two had never been considered mutually exclusive and I had never imagined what the days leading up to Christmas would look like without shopping mall madness. (more…)
|March 13th, 2009|
When you step inside a German grocery store, try not to drool. These places are large. They have things called choices. Not to mention the long lost concept of a freezer section.
It can all be a bit overwhelming for the shopper used to stores the size of a closet. If you’ve got your camera along, you just might be inspired to take a photo of the wonder of it all. There’s a reason shopping across the border is called “consumer tourism.” (more…)