One of the best things, for me, about traveling abroad is the fruit. It is so fresh and some of it is so unique that we would never be able to get the same thing in the U.S.
I safely arrived in the Gambia late last night. However, the perk after this long day of travel was that this morning we got to eat some fresh mango and soursop. It is mango season here so you can literally pick fresh mangoes from the street and eat them right then. We did that this morning and I was so excited. It tasted so good.
Then one of the guards here at the house I am staying at picked up a soursop and we got to eat that right then as well.
Most of you know what mangoes are but I am sure most don't know what a soursop is. For those that speak Spanish it is called guanábana. Here in the Gambia it is called sosso.
According to Wikipedia "its flavor has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple with sour citrus flavor notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavor reminiscent of coconut or banana". All I can say is that it is delicious! I have usually only had this in the juice form but the fruit itself it so delicious even if a little hard to eat due to its stringiness.
I love fresh fruit and am taking full advantage of all that I get to eat. To the point that I will probably make myself sick. :) With all the fresh fruit it also means that I get to drink quite a bit of fresh fruit juice. Today at lunch we had fresh lime juice and another kind, which I don't know what was but, tastes a little like cranberries but only sweeter. I could drink my weight in juices every day.
Since today is only the first full day of my adventures abroad I am sure I will get to take part it many more fantastic fruit juices and other goodies. I will post as many as I can but for now please enjoy the photos of the mango tree our mangoes came from and the plate of goodies we got to eat!
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