This afternoon, Natalia and I stopped at Pasoca (the corner “has-it-all” store) on the way home to buy some fruit. Here’s what we bought:

1 pineapple / pina
1 mango / manga
1/2 cantelope / melon
1 watermelon / sandia
1 papaya / papaya
8 bananas / banano
10 oranges / naranja

All of this cost 2750 colones. In American dollars, this converts to less than $4.50, total! In Chicago, to buy the pineapple alone would cost you $3.00 on sale. I want to move to Costa Rica just for the fruit.