My first taste of TERMITES!?!!!
Trip Start Jan 04, 2009
5Trip End Jan 12, 2009
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At Palma Real there are all sorts of food on the buffet - I especailly loved these cheese and bean quesidillas for breakfast. The cheese is soft and chewy and I'm pretty sure made from goat's milk. The red meat we've eaten is exceptionally delicious and there is fresh fish at every meal. Some fish has thick bones but the meat is very flavourful, it is probably caught right in the 'front yard' ocean.
We also ate Wendy's because we thought it was funny that there is such things as american franchises in such drastically different environments. The cost for a combo was 83 Lempira which is pretty much what you pay in Canada (100Lmp is 7CAD)
Our tour pretty much just drove us around and we looked out the window at the streets. No landmarks or anything like that really because half the town burned down a few years ago and the hurricaine Fifi did major damage to the architecture as well. We got dropped off at the mall for an hour - it was a zoo in there, so many people and so much noise. I noticed security guards at the door of every shop and metal deteting with a pat down search to enter a bank! Woah! A flat screen TV was 30000Lmp and a washing machine was 18000Lmp. The price of clothes was quite reasonable. The day before we had seen many women washing clothes in the river and that night we saw people cooking dinner on open fires so I think only a certain type of citizen buys a washing machine because probably most people don't have running water or electricity. It seems there is a wealthy section of La Ceiba and we were told those families there are rich because they have a relative in the United States that sends them money.
I tired a new fruit and was very surprised that there are fruit in the world that I haven't tried yet. This one was round and green like an apple only the white flesh tasted more like a dry pear. This fruit was served in slices, cut like and eggplant, and the seeds were the size of eggplant seeds as well, only as hard as little rocks. Does anyone know what this could be?