Spanish supermarkets

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Órgiva: what’s open over Christmas

[OLD POST] What happens in Órgiva is pretty much the same as the UK and Ireland. Most things close on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. We’ve yet to experience a Spanish Christmas and will do a post about Spain’s customs at this time of the year in the next day or so. In the … Continue reading

String ’em up – bay leaves and chilis

We use loads of bay leaves and chilis, especially as there’s a 20 metre-high bay tree here. And a decent bag of chilis costs just 80 cents from a shop at the top of town. We’ve strung up a branch of bay alongside some chillies, which include scotch bonnets. These can have you crying like … Continue reading

Off your trolley in Órgiva

No self-respecting shopper in Órgiva would want to be seen without a trolley. Like the town’s bars, dogs and PA announcements about forthcoming fiestas, you can’t escape them. It’s usually women at the helm but we’ve spotted men guiding them through the streets. And, as if stumbling upon a funeral cortège, ordinary people stop to … Continue reading

Órgiva market

Most Thursdays – from 9am to about 1.30pm – there’s a market in Órgiva. It’s in the north part of town in the municipal car park. To the visitor, it’s an interesting way to spend an hour browsing among the stalls. An artisan market is in the nearby plaza. See the map in our main … Continue reading

Supermercado Sweep

We’ve only been to a large supermarket twice in Spain and both times it was Al Campo outside Motril on our way to Órgiva. We have no idea whether we’ve been to the Spanish equivalent of the Co-Op or Waitrose. All we know is, it’s gigantic – an aircraft hanger-sized space of the usual stuff, … Continue reading