What has been better than expected?
This is perhaps a cop-out, but the fresh food here is phenomenal. When we first landed on the island, and drove through a jungle to get to our apartment, we quickly realized that a lot of commodities we were used to wouldn't be available to us. Looking back at some of the first posts in our blog (oh nostalgia, check it out here), it didn't take us long to realize how exceptional the fresh fruits, veggies, fish and eggs are here. Since then, we've enjoyed (and often wrote about) the pineapples, mangos, plantains, breadfruit, and perhaps most impressively, fresh tuna steaks. For the past two or three weeks, Denise and I have been on a tuna binge (forgive me, my environmental friends), because we know that we may never again find such cheap, delicious fish.