Since we had use of a car on Saturday and would be passing the large GETRO supermarket on the way home, we pretty much had to stop and stock up (plus I really wanted to take pictures since I forgot my camera last time). I realized during this visit that it’s a cash & carry, so essentially it’s like a smaller COSTCO but without the membership, which explains the variety of products and large quantities. However, the locals seem to treat it like a normal grocery store, and we were buying the most items by far of anyone in line (one woman only had a bottle of detergent), so I still have no damn idea what’s going on. BEHOLD.
Another quirky thing about this place was that you had to put in a 5 kuna coin to unlock a cart, and then you get it back when you return the cart. The first time we went I thought they just charged to rent the cart (like at the airport) and I was so startled when I returned the cart and the kuna popped back out! Also, in a surprisingly progressive (or perhaps just cost-cutting) move, they charge for shopping bags.
And since I couldn’t let Jared be the only one with grocery store slippers (and my feet are always cold), I came home with these beauties:
Since we had to return the car to Port Gruz and we didn’t want to haul our groceries on the bus, Jared waited with the car at the Buza Gate while I ran everything down to the apartment. It felt for a minute like we were back in New York and were coming home from a weekend trip with the Zipcar. See? Life isn’t that much different over here.