Having moved into our apartment we quickly realized no food would be forthcoming unless we went out and bought something. As with all towns there are a myriad of options for grocery shopping in Sitges. Fortunately many of these are within a short walk from our apartment, and we hit the largest supermarket in the area to stock up on essentials. Water is going to be our main pain the neck, since its inadvisable to drink the local tap water, and we go through a fair bit of the stuff in the day. We bought a 6.6l bottle to lug back to the apartment as part of our first trip–really good price at about €2, but weighs a ton and we’ll go through at least one a day.
Its such a change from the US (or UK for that matter) style of shopping. Very few cars visit the town shops and most stuff is carried back to the home on a daily basis. Advantages are that things are fresh–such as bread and chocolate croissants!–and the prices seem really good–we spent about €50 for an initial set up of household items and food. We thought it would be much more expensive in the US, but its early days and we’ll see as we shop more in the weeks to come and try and track the relative costs.
I’m sitting on our balcony with a (distant) view of the Mediterranean, the sun is shining and all is well with the world. I can see why artists, poets, and writers have been attracted to this region over the years. Quite lovely.