Shopping List (Price Check)

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These posts include a standard shopping list we’ll use for every place that introduces typical local produce and goods while also serving as a cost of living index.

Price Check: a Paris supermarket shopping list

Price Check: a Paris supermarket shopping list

What makes shopping in Paris special is its specialty stores. Sure it has wonderful markets, well-stocked supermarkets, and elegant department stores with fabulous food halls, but the best produce is always to be found at the shops that specialise in a particular produce. But we...
Price Check: a Ceret Shopping List

Price Check: a Ceret Shopping List

What we are really loving about doing this Price Check series – more than forcing us to do comparison shops at every destination – is that it’s making us pay more attention to what’s on the shelves at supermarkets, rather than what we are buying,...
Price Check: a Barcelona Shopping List

Price Check: a Barcelona Shopping List

Barcelona boasts some brilliant fresh food markets, including the famous (although now very touristy) La Boqueria on Las Ramblas, Santa Caterina in El Born, Barceloneta in the neighbourhood of the same name, and Mercat de la Liberta in Gracia, the barrio where we’re staying. There...
Price Check: a Jerez shopping list

Price Check: a Jerez shopping list

In Jerez, like Marrakech, it’s much more fun to shop at local markets than at a supermarket, however, unlike Marrakech, you’re not going to get everything you need at the markets, and in Jerez you will find yourself having to head to the Carrefour Express...
Price Check: a Marrakech shopping list

Price Check: a Marrakech shopping list

In destinations such as Marrakech, it’s much more fun to head to the local markets to do your shopping, rather than a supermarket. However, unless you have a local to take you shopping the first time, we suggest you head to a supermarket with fixed...
Sustainable Travel — Buying Local Produce and Local Products

Sustainable Travel — Buying Local Produce and Local Products

Sustainable travel will be a big focus of our grand tour of the world this year. Whenever we settle into a place we’ll be buying local produce and local products wherever we go. As we’ve travelled the globe over the past few years we’ve noticed an...