Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Sundays are something I am trying really hard to get used to in Spain. On Sunday 97% of retail stores are closed. All of your grocery stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, and malls are closed. Even the really big ones. The only things that are really open on Sundays are bars and restaurants (although not all of them, especially not during vacation months). You have to plan ahead to make sure that you will not run out of the essentials.
I know, I know, you are thinking - "it is just one day Kay, come on how bad can it be". Sunday we ran out of cat food. What commenced was a 5 hour quest where we crisscrossed the city in search of an open store that sold our cat food. We ended up get a can of "Brekkies" (a cat food that probably has a nutritional value of a snickers bar) at a local 24 hour store. Most 24 hour stores are not open 24 hours, but usually are curing American business hours on Sundays. The trick is to find one in the warrens nest of streets here, especially when you realize how much you use the internet to find stores, and how small a percentage of Spain stores have a website.

Anyway the husband and I are going to sit back and embrace the Spanish way today. We might go to the park later. We might go to a local bar and have a beer and some tapas. Basically rest and recharge for the week ahead. We ran around so much yesterday I guess that it is taking it's toll.
Have a good Sunday everyone!

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