Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately… Joe and I are in Guatemala! Though the place we’re staying has a small kitchen (no smaller than MIT!), we’ve been eating out nearly every meal. Last weekend we went on a little excursion to the Caribbean via Rio Dulce – a huge, beautiful river fed by Largo Isabella, the biggest lake i have ever seen. Along the way, in Livingston, I sampled a traditional soup called Tapado. It’s a coconut milk based seafood stew with spices, plantains and whatever seafood the kitchen has on hand. Mine had lots of shrimp, a whole crab and fish (as you can see). I just love the way his – ahem – the crab’s claw dangles outside the bowl.
Even though I didn’t bring our nice camera on this trip, I have felt too self-conscious to take any photos while on the street. From now on I’ll get better about at least documenting our dining experience. So far here are a few words of advice for anyone planning a trip to Guatemala:
- Don’t eat salad out. If your dish shows up with lettuce on top, just push it to the side.
- Get a hotel with a kitchenette so you can eat veggies at home.
- Bring bug spray to Playa Blanca (beach flies were a little annoying).
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