If you fry it, I will buy it!
Trip Start May 13, 2010
36Trip End Jul 31, 2010
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Anyways, we are pretty much like one big family. All the ladies are greeted with kisses on the cheek and the guys always give each other high 5's followed by fist bumps. The posse often cooks together and shares food. Yesterday during the usual afternoon rainstorm someone was kind enough to pull my clothes off the clothesline before they got completely soaked. No one has complained about my deafening snoring problem. No one ever complains about anyone else. Everything is muy tranquilo (very calm, laidback). I often get traveling advice from my friends as well, like where and when to travel. What places are vale la pena (worth the trouble) and what places are not. I help the El Salvadoreans with their English and they help my with my Spanish. Maice, or Maiz one of my Tico (Costa Rican) roommates is an Artesano, musician, juggler and "fire thrower". I haven't seen his fire throwing act yet but he is super talented. He talks to me about Marxism and capitalism and he uses words like metaphysical, actualization and indoctrination. Yeah...his level of English is far superior to my level of Spanish. In fact, all the travelers that I´ve met speak amazing English. I feel a little embarrassed that I duct tape my Spanish sentences together while they paint their sentences in vivid, living color. Nonetheless, everyone is very accommodating to me and they help me with my Spanish whenever possible
Today I met a new Pitbull friend in the streets. He was just hangin' on the sidewalk and as I approached, I stopped to grab my camera for a picture. He was too quick for me because while I sat, fumbling for my camera, he strolled up to me and put his head on my lap. I gave him some tender lovin' petting and he returned the love with some much needed snuggling. I really miss my dogs!
So...now to the main subject of this entry: Food! As some of you know, I'm kind of a glutton. I love to eat, correction, "overeat"! In Guatemala, some of my favorite stuff was Chiles Rellenos (serrano chiles stuffed with ground beef and rice and fried in egg batter) and chiles escasbeches (pickled cabbage and peppers). Oh, and everything in Guatemala comes with a warm basket of handmade tortillas and lime slices. In Honduras, I had fried fish and amazing habañero hot sauces. Nicaragua offers a departure from tortillas at every meal. They've replaced them with Gallo pinto (fried rice Nica-style, rice and beans essentially). I have never had such delicious beans and rice in my life
Well, I you ever get the chance to come south, the food isn't as bad as you've been told. I was warned that C.A. is not known for it´s cuisine but from my perspective, it's awesome!