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Three differences between France and Greece

May 31, 2007

1. The grocery store is rarely out of something in France. If they are, it is replaced within a few days. I once waited 3 weeks for rice to arrive at our local grocery in Greece, and regularly had to go to 4 different groceries to find Geena’s favorite dog treats.

2. In France, I have yet to see a gas station where someone will pump your gas. In Greece, I never once saw a gas station where you were allowed to pump your own gas.

3. In Greece, presenting a bank card or credit card for any purchase threw people into a tizzy. Mostly they didn’t accept them, and if they did, it was an ordeal. In France, even our local village bar takes bank cards, without a fuss.

That’s it for today.

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