Grocery Shopping And Culture Shock

I love going grocery shopping in unfamiliar places.

Like yesterday, I went grocery shopping in New York – on Manhattan – for the first time. Completely different from home, as home would be completely different for New Yorkers.

Grocery stores are familiar on some level, no matter where you go. In France, or Spain, or Japan, or Turkey, or Ecuador. The function is the same, though the options and display often change. They provide a snapshot of the cultural differences, and I find them fascinating.

Grocery shopping at home is rarely so interesting.

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