Riding the high of finding an apartment Wednesday, we reverted into tourist mode on Thursday, with some purposeful exploring thrown in for good measure. I can never kick completely out of research mode, and Pete is quite patient with me, bless his easy-going heart. We rode a few buses around town, including down to the far end of Kirchberg, to the Luxexpo (basically a shopping mall) that also houses a hypermarche/supermarche called Auchan. It's a bit like a Fred Meyer or Super Walmart in the states, but you can push your shopping cart out into the rest of the mall with your groceries as well.
|Auchan supermarche down on the right, 2 floors|
|secretly pricing the essential merchandise|
Then in true tourist fashion, we stopped at the Chocolate House across from the Grand Duke's Palace.
|Pete practicing his French with our server|
|choose a square of chocolate molded onto the end of a wooden spoon (this one's "chocolate bourbon vanilla" flavor)|
|stir chocolate into hot milk = hot chocolate.|
We thought we'd try dinner at an Italian/Pizza restaurant a few blocks from our apartment. Yummy and quite reasonably priced (I'm liking the no-tip thing, by the way, although I feel American-raised-guilt for it.)
|Glowing pizza oven in the background. European unsliced knife-and-fork-it pizza. It's a workout.|