My second week in Frankfurt after eight years in London is almost over. And guess what, the two of us, the city and I, begin to become fond of each other. And there are already six reasons for this. I am sure more will follow.
1. Supermarkets and their opening hours
It took us a while to get used to it, but in London we did 90 percent of our grocery shopping online. When we first heard of online supermarkets, we were rather sceptical. Why on earth would we need this? There were supermarkets close to our offices and on the way home. But grocery shopping, especially buying heavy stuff such as water, other drinks and cans, gradually became a nuisance. We did not own a car and had to haul everything home on the bike.
The next step was pretty straightforward: We tried the Waitrose delivery service and later Ocado. Getting a delivery slot on short notice seemed to be easier with the latter. And from that time we were very happy online shoppers. Continue reading “Six things I am beginning to love about Frankfurt”