If you are in the market for baby gear in Algeciras you should check out Chiquitins.
Seriously. They are the nicest shop keepers I have ever come across. You will find three generations of the same family working there. They have been in business for 81 years. I bought two things there, over two years ago, but they remember and greet us with genuine air-kisses and a balloon for Yago.
They also gave me this handy-dandy address/info book.
I probably don’t have to translate “Articulos para el Bebé y Imagenes Religiosas” for you. Yup. Carseats and ceramic saints. That is their niche market.
Maybe you aren’t in the market for a crib, but perhaps it’s time to update your Catholic alter. Chiquitins is still the place.
The little book doesn’t tell you anything about car seat regulations or how to choose a plastic potty, but it does contain good stuff like:
Telephone prefixes by province and what the people of each city are called. This is handy for me, because they aren’t necessarily intuitive. I would never guess that a “Onubense” hails from Huelva or a “Segedano” was born in Zafra.
Maybe while out shopping, you have a desperate need to know the surface area of each province. Could happen. Rogelio, my fact-o-phile hubby, loves this page.
But most importantly, the first page is a list of all the saints and their special days! Today is Saint Timoteo. And I always thought it was a shampoo. See? Cleared up that little issue. Darn good thing I checked the book.
Gold plated or painted? Life size head of adult Christ or prone baby available in four sizes?
I find the display of figurines quite boggling, even with the handy info book. But the friendly folks at Chiquitins will clear up any doubts you have.