Bananas and pineapples have been plentiful, cheap and delicious for a good part of our trip so far. Not so much now that we’re in Europe. I suppose the loss of such a variety of very fresh fruit is one of the things to miss about moving away from the equator.
Fresh fruit for sale – Belize, May 2013
There’s plenty of fresh fruit around, but not as available as in Africa I suppose. The apples, pears and grapes are all in abundance now and if you manage to find a farmers market, there should be more varieties than in your local supermarket. There are also sometimes the help yourself boxes outside people’s houses to pick from, not sure about in Germany but sometimes in the UK and definitely here in Latvia and Estonia.
Its more a matter of variety. In Central America and Africa, every market seemed to have atleast 5 fruits I had never even seen before. And of course the tropical nature of the fruits, I do have to say mangoes, pineapples and bananas are my favorites and so different right off the vine so to speak. However, that said, those grapes from your farm are the best I have ever tasted so I know you have some great produce in Latvia as well 🙂
Granted, that is a lovely load of fruit. But it is just so Central America to have a tire intended as a studded snow tire being used, fruitfully, as a spare! Thanks for the pic.
Ha, I never would have noticed the tire, but I agree. That is very Central America…and I would say very Africa as well 🙂 I don’t know how things get there, but you can’t let them go to waste when they do.