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130220 – Guatemala!
130220, 11:10 am
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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.

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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:

  1. Don’t eat salad out.  If your dish shows up with lettuce on top, just push it to the side.
  2. Get a hotel with a kitchenette so you can eat veggies at home.
  3. Bring bug spray to Playa Blanca (beach flies were a little annoying).
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