Get a flat tire is a frequent experience for us in El Salvador. Out here in the country, roads are treacherous for sedan-style cars. They'[re reiddle diwht potholde, lumps, and bumps, and diret roads swith high and low spots scrape your car’s underside. A truck would have been more practical, but with gas at 20-25% more here than the U.S. a sedan it was.
Our extra tire had a flat, and before we could fix it, out went the air on the rear right tire. We borrowed a doughnut from a friend and went to fix out flats on the way to Chalatenango. They fixed it with a plug and off we went. Well, a half mile down the road we heard a distinct popping sound. Woops. Looks like some barbed wire got a tire this time, same one we just fixed! We bought two ‘softly used’ tires on the way back from Chalate for 35 bucks. We’re hoping they’ll serve us for a few months.
Ate an Iguana egg tonight. First time ever. When cooked the eggs look like mini chicken eggs. Hubby prodded me to “prueba!” (try it), so I cut one open to examine before eating, see what I was getting into.
It split open, and I saw the egg yolk, which is most of it, covered by a thin white skin. My husband explained you don’t eat the white part, just peel it off and eat the yolk. I closed my eyes and dared stock it in my mouth.
Yep, tastes just like chicken eggs, only richer.
First day back after a required visit to the U.S. Don’t get me started on El Salvadoran immigration and residency.. Drove to Chalatenango with my husband to make my “big deposit” at the bank. I went to the bank before leaving the States with 3 grand cash because banks outside the U.S. don’t like to “bother” with Traveler’s checks anymore. So I stuffed $ in five different places while traveling, crossed my fingers, and made it safely without a hitch. Another successful adventure.
While in Chalate, we went to our favorite stop, the juice guy. We get a fresh Orange Juice made from 8-10 oranges, blended with ice, for $1.
It’s so big we can share it, and was served in a glass pitcher the size of a large beer stein. Wonderful. One of the better perks that come with living in a third world country, and willing to go without the many conveniences in America.