Broccoli and two ply toilet paper!
Trip Start Feb 01, 2010
35Trip End Mar 17, 2010
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The upgrade is quite new,and it is a world class airport. Inside the main terminal there are dozens of beautiful new shops, and about 6 different duty frees . I was not able to bring home any rum, however the coffee was plentiful,and between $6.00-$8.00 for a pound of coffee beans. If you live in Canada and you are flying home from Nicaragua via the U.S. forget about taking any alcohol with you in your carry-on.!!I I stopped at the duty free shop in the Managua airport,picked up 2 -40 pounder's of Flor de Cana Rum, only to be told I had to put it in my checked bags, which was kinda silly, cuz first you check your bags,then go through customs,and then duty free on your way to the departure gate.Oh well, a good lesson learned.So enough with my preamble.As my title states,broccoli and two ply t.p. are about the only things I missed while I was in Nicaragua.No I did NOT have to "drip dry", there was plenty of toilet paper in SJdS, however the entire country has a rather fragile septic/sewer system, so the t.p. is a little different.Then there is the broccoli.I did come across some while in SJdS, however it is grown a bit differently than in North America,and it looks nothing like the broccoli we grow here.Nicaragua has so many other great fruits and veggies. The avocados are three times the size of any I have seen in Canada! I just returned from our local SaveOn foods weekly shop, and I was really disappointed with the produce here after buying such nice fresh aromatic vegs and fruits in the SJdS markets.It will be a period of adjustment for sure.
So by my calculations, we only have about 305 days until we are able to return to Nicaragua
I am happy that I took the time to document our trip to San Juan del Sur, and I am sure I will log in often to reminisce about our amazing adventure ! Thank you to all who followed my blog. I really enjoyed hearing from everyone we met along the way, and those of you who have accidentally discovered my ramblings.Until next year "Adios muchacho's"