|The flooding got worse. Vans, cars, and trucks with brave drivers still drove through. Note the drainage hole has disappeared.|
These are just a few of the many pictures Kate and I took from our balcony. I think the locals found it funny that we were getting so much amusement from the storm, but I don't think hail is very common here and would have surprised the locals as well. After the rain had stopped, a large group of people gathered on the sidewalk cheering on the brave individuals who were willing to try and wade through the icy water to get to the other side of the road. Many tried, many failed, but it was the effort that counts.
On to food! I must say, the fresh produce here is amazing. Many fruits and vegetables including avocado, cucumber, carrots, pineapple, mango, tomato, banana, papaya, limes, and a whole host of leafy greens that are all basically called 'spinach' can be found at markets around town. On Sunday morning Kate, Emily and I venture out to a large market held that day a mere 10 minute walk from our apartment. The market is packed with vendors and you can find most anything you might be looking for. Although a busy, stressful type of environment, it is always satisfying to some home with big bags of fresh produce for very small amounts of money.