Ah, our first day of rest! Safiya and I slept until a decadent 10 a.m. Actually, everyone slept in; Rosi stayed up late last night making tamales, a traditional food served in abundance during Christmas celebrations. She was tired, too!
There was a lot of cooking today, actually, and Safiya and I helped where we could. Rosi es una buena cocinera, a very good cook! I am definitely picking up some tips from her. There may be hope for me yet J
|Those are oranges I'm cutting up. The peel is supposed to be more green, not florescent orange like the peels on the oranges I'm used to!|
In the evening, we went to visit with Rosi’s sister Cindi. We met more relatives, including this lovely bunch…
…and we ate more good food! I REALLY like it here!
The one bit of discomfort—these!
|If it weren't for Safiya's constant encouragement (read embarrassment) I would have spent a lot of time standing in a corner scratching myself! LOL!|
Yes, something has been munching on me. And here is why. Yesterday, in a wild fit of gringa bravado, I was purposefully lax in my application of bug repellent. I figured hey, the Ticos don’t seem to need it, I’m gonna be like them. I’ve been here all of five days. I’m probably immune to being bitten. So, I spent a large part of the day roaming around the project “unprotected”. Travel tip number whatever…don’t do that!