I went shopping at Bazar Vest. This is the greatest place ever. I'm proud to say I went by myself and was not afraid. :) Bazar Vest is a middle eastern store where lots of things are written in Arabic. I've spoken with many, many people who live here, mostly Danish, who are afraid to go into this store... but with no real reason. Nothing has ever happened here... at least as far as I know. :)
Bazar Vest doesn't seem out of place to me at all. Trade the Arabic for Spanish and it's California. Just a bunch of different people walking around and the women have their heads covered. I am just as much of an immigrant as they are... so I will happily shop in their stores. The store keepers are very friendly. They give Scotty yucky wrinkly figs and free apples. They bag up all my food and have even offered to help carry it to my car. I don't feel anymore out of place here than I do in other Danish places. I've met several Arabic women here too, mostly on the bus... they are the ones who will coo at Andrea and Scotty. Their English isn't as great, but they try and seem very nice.
So no matter what anyone else says, Bazar Vest is great! It's like a giant mall/flea market; it has small grocery stores, a butcher with yucky dead animals hanging up, small delis to order food, and the biggest selection of fruit and vegetables anywhere in Denmark!
Back to my exciting shopping trip here... Since I was only with Andrea I wandered every aisle very slowly just looking for things that looked familiar. I hit the jackpot and found EVAPORATED MILK!!!! 38 points for me!!! I bought every can they had... : ) I also bought some sweetened condensed milk and a can of processed cheese from Kraft... just to see what it was. The cashier guy (with no fingers on one hand) laughed as he and I went through a point-y game trying to figure out what I wanted and how many... all the good stuff is kept behind the counter. :)
I'm sorry for buying all the evaporated milk. If someone needs one I will share... or trade for JIF. :)
I felt like an American shopper again. I came home with all these bags....