La Guanabana

This post is about my fruta favorita. La Guanabana.

When I first came to Costa Rica, one of my favorite things was jugos naturales. The first jugo natural I tried was Guanabana en leche. Almost every restaurant here offers jugos naturales with almost any kind of fruit. You just have to ask.

When you order they will ask you if you want it with water or milk. I used to get it with milk, but I now usually get it with water.

My favorite jugo natural es un jugo con la guanabana.

La Guanabana

Today I was walking in the parque and there was a vendor selling guanabanas for about $1000 colones a kilo or $2 a kilo. After I went walking, I returned to the house and got some plata. I wanted to take a picture of where they were selling the guanabanas because they had them all stacked in a wall. It was raining by the time I returned, so I decided not to try to take pictures.

I walked along the wall of Guanabanas and picked one that looked good to me. The lady told me it was not ripe, but I wanted it anyway. The one she was offering had a big hole in it. The one I purchased was a 1 kilo and a half, so it was $3. While speaking to me like a child, the lady told me I needed to wrap the fruit in newspaper and store it for three days in a dark place for it to ripen, since it was not maduro.

I’m here to learn spanish and it is very irratating when people speak english or assume you don’t understand, so they talk real slow. One problem is I don’t talk much even in english. When someone says something to me, I understand them, but I don’t respond. I must have a blank stare on my face or something, because they think I don’t understand. I guess I am going to have to speak more or at least so si, yo le entiendi. Por favor no me habla como un nino. Ugggghhh.

Enjoy the pictures of la guanabana. I will make more pictures when I can open it around Tuesday or Martes.

Ciao, pura vida.

No mas Hiper Mas

I’m back in Costa Rica after only being away from five weeks. It seemed like I was gone longer than that.

I was surprised to see that Hiper Mas is now Wal-Mart. They changed the signs and everything to Wal-Mart. I will try to get a photo and post it here.

They also bought a grocery store chain and a convenient store chain.

Going to look for a new apartment. The weather is awesome like always.