Hello from Switzerland!
I spent today wandering around Geneva with my family. Of course, us being us, one of our first stops was at a Swiss grocery store. As you can imagine, it was much smaller than the ones in the U.S. Oh, and would you like a cart to shop? You’ll have to pay.
The carts are all locked together. You insert a coin or token to get a cart and then go through a gate to get into the store. They have plenty of the stuff that the Swiss are known for. Like fondue. And chocolate.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a big chocolate selection. Or as many ads for watches! They also had a few lesser known things that I was dying to try. Like these special “picnic” eggs.
And how about some horse meat? I’ve always been curious about eating horse. It’s a big taboo in the States, but supposedly rather good.
I did spot one thing that I hope I don’t ever try.
Groceries were also pretty expensive. A dozen eggs is more than $6, while a 1.5 liter bottle of Coke is more than $2. We are definitely spoiled at home. And if you want a bag… that’ll be another 20 cents. Great way to get people to re-use bags.
We picked up some croissants and a few bottles of water and were on our way to explore the city. Tomorrow, we head to France. Bonsoir!