It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chantarelles or Louis Vuitton?

When I was back in Adelaide, on one of my many trips to the fantastic Central Market to have lunch at the scrumptious Ricky's Chicken Rice (sorry, no website, but it's soooooo yummy), I walked past the Mushroom Shop and they had 1 kilo of Chantarelles (or giroles) for $AUD500.   Yes, $500.00 Australian.  For 1kg of mushrooms.  Granted, I guess they don't grow in Australia, so they've probably been imported by air before they perish.

Now, there's not much fab stuff I can get in Rado, but I can get 1kg of Chantarelles for €5 at the supermarket (in a cute wooden crate) when they're in season.  So, my thinking is, if you want your Chantarelles, come to Rado, buy a few kilos of them, and you can buy a Louis Vuitton handbag with what you've saved!

And that's a lesson in female financial logic folks, you can thank me later.


  1. While I despise mushrooms as much as I despise coconut, I must applaud your spectacular grasp of economics. Well done!!!

  2. I'm not a big fan of mushrooms either, but chantarelles fried up with some garlic and butter are actually very yum. And my economic skills are honed by years and years of mental arithmetic doing "25% off last price" in stores - ha, who needs university! Oh, and we had a coconut based curry for dinner - I always think of you when I do anything with coconut. Hugs!


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