On my second day in the Netherlands, I really needed to find a supermarket if I wanted to eat something other than stale bread. I wandered through the town in quest of a supermarket.
‘The Cactus’ is the supermarket chain in Luxemburg, and it’s huge. There are several sections, each one comparable to a normal shop and often bigger: the food section, the alcohol section, the soap and cleaning section, the toy section, the clothes section, the electronic device section, the music and video game section, the garden section, the house section, the stationery section and so on. You can imagine that it is every child’s nightmare to get lost in the Cactus.
Well, it was hard at first to go biking from shop to shop before closing time, but now I love it. Smaller shops are more casual and I am sure my childhood nightmare will not come true. When I go shopping in a Dutch supermarket, my friends are always in sight.
Anna Luijten, MSc student of Forest and Nature Conservation from Luxembourg.