A typical Sunday in San Juan del Sur !
Trip Start Dec 31, 2010
60Trip End Apr 01, 2011
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We are more than comfortable in our 1 bedroom suite at the Park Avenue Villa's, Here are a couple pictures of our kitchen, which we use almost everyday this year.
Last year we stayed in this same suite for 6 weeks, however we ate out in restaurants every meal, so I didn't do any cooking, except for the occasional BBQ on the balcony. This year we are here for a much longer period of time, so dining out everyday was not a "cost effective" choice. There are so many nice little "Tienda's" (shops) and markets all over town. Today we bought 4 pounds of fresh filleted red snapper for just a few dollars.It is actually enough fish for 3 meals, so we are inviting some friends over for dinner tonight! I also have developed a taste for a weird vegetable called a "chyote" it is in the squash family, but has a texture like nothing I've ever seen. It has a very subtle,mild flavor and pairs well will carrots. You can see a couple of them sitting next to the pineapple in this picture.
Here is the fish market. Always a large crowd . Mostly locals shop here, but there are a few "gringo's like us in the crowd. I have talked to many visitor's , and they didn't know about this fish market, so maybe they will know now!!
I don't know the name of this fish, but it was a popular choice for many of the locals today?
A large variety of all types of fish. I am not sure how far out the fishermen go, but there always seems to be an abundance of fish in the surrounding water's ??
'Yo tengo cuatro libre por favor" !!
After we left the fish market, Ross and I decided to stop at the central market to pick up a few more supplies for tonight's dinner. While we were on our way to the town center this caught my eye..........
Yes in deed! That is a teenie, weenie Smart car, but wait..................It has BC plates!!! OMG somebody drove that tiny car all the way from Canada. I think it is about 5400 km from Vancouver. Yikes! Hope they got good gas mileage!!
Then just when you think you have seen it all we came across this................
Yup, it's a crazy "hippy, dippy" converted city bus from Oregon! We talked to one of the traveler's , and she told us they left Oregon back in the middle of October. They stop in a lot of places and put on some kind of "Variety Show" for donations I'm guessing. So tonight they are meeting in the old park (where Sat market used to be) They will have movies to show, some artwork to display, and other activities.We will walk down after dinner and see what's going on!
Lastly, after making our usual circuit around town I snapped a picture of this, for my sister Marla !...................
"I have no political affiliation in Nicaragua or any other country"
I just thought it was interesting to see the Sandanista's are here in town, and last night they had a small rally in our park in front of The Park Avenue Villa's.
They put up all their FSLN flags and banner's, had a few speaker's.Lots of loud music, and a nice time was had by all! The children were playing on the swing set and later got to smash a Pinata full of candy. Some beautiful local Nicaraguan dancer's came out, and it was a very well organized event.
Time to go see what's happening on our balcony. I heard our "traveling Hairstylist"has arrived, so everyone is gathering for a haircut!
Just getting ready to prepare the" fresh catch of the day"
Going to make a red snapper poached in coconut sauce with angel hair pasta and a vegetable medley of julienne carrots/chyote