Friday, May 14, 2021

Crossing the border to shop in Germany

For years, we've done our primary grocery shopping at the Hieber supermarket in the German town of Grenzach, five kilometers from our house in Basel. We have family stories, such as how my daughter Sara and I went there for breakfast and shopping every Monday morning when she was three. But we only worked out how much we saved shopping there during last spring's lockdowns in Germany and Switzerland, when a comparison of credit-card bills showed we spent a little over 1000 CHF more a month when we only shopped in Switzerland. But today, for the first time since December, Sara and I again had the pleasure of going to Hieber. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 14 May 2021)

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