I have just returned from a vacation which took my family and I to some glorious destinations. First we hopped on to one of Disney’s cruise ships and travelled across the Atlantic Ocean. Our first port was Madeira, followed by Cadiz, Gibraltar and finally ending the cruise in Barcelona. I really admire how the Europeans like to display there artisan products freely from the sidewalks or open store windows and don’t particularly worry about contamination. Here in the U.S. due to local health regulations everything has to be sealed or be behind glass sneeze guards where it ends up losing the oldie world touch to it. I remember when I also visited Paris and eyed rows upon rows of freshly baked baguettes and danish just sitting in baskets yards from busy roadways, but no one cared.
I used to work for Whole Foods Market as a bakery manager and when they opened their first store in London I was lucky enough to be able to visit it. I was in awe of the huge displays of cakes and pastries just piled up high for the customer to choose themselves, no covers or security to watch for dirty fingers. People were trusted to use the tongs provided and be mindful of others.
I missed blogging while I was gone and Internet service was scarce so I feel like I need to make my return post a really good one….check out my pictures and I’ll let you be the judge of that.