The crazy things you bring home from trips abroad

We got home last night a little after 11pm. It was SO good to see the dogs, and they were so excited to see us, like springboards, they jumped up and down and did quick turns to jump up and down again. Oh and the Tatie cat seemed pleased to see us as well, in his – I am cat, way!

And of course we were very happy to see our friend, and housesitter Gary as well. Once the ruckus died down we started to unzip and open bags, Tom was anxious to see how a long cookie sheet I bought made it – he was sure it would be bent. Gary gave us an odd look and inquired, can’t you buy cookie sheets here? Why, yes, yes you can. The last time I bought one it was 120pesos (about 10dollars) and not nearly as good quality. The one I brought set me back about 3bucks, is good and heavy, and it is coated so maybe it won’t rust out in a years time.

Might seem silly to some, but not those of you that live here.

So these are a few of our treasures, The rest of the stuff, that aren’t clothes or shoes, are food goods; grits, braggs liquid aminos, kimchi chili, steel cut oats, dried seaweeds, you know, just a few luxury items I can’t find here.


About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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8 Responses to The crazy things you bring home from trips abroad

  1. oh, and I found ketchup flavored ruffles, I should have brought some of those! oh man! ketchup flavored ruffles!

  2. we did go to el corte, but only bought water, snacks, fruit, etc. we no longer buy much when we travel.

  3. I've already used that baking sheet – I bought fish fillets and laid them out and froze them, now they are awaiting cooking!

  4. I completely understand! It's the little things in life!

  5. CorollaRN says:

    Each year, I take home lime-flavored fritos…and Emperador nut-flavored cookies!! The best!! from Merida!! Glad you had fun!!

  6. And nothing from Spain? What, you didn't go to El Corte Ingles?

  7. Steve Cotton says:

    I was just thinking about what I will take south next Saturday. I have some ideas, but I guess that is my own post.

    Happy baking! On your sheet, that is. I know you will bake in Merida no matter what I wish.

  8. norm says:

    I was staying in Guatemala one winter and some of my family came to visit. What did I ask them to bring me? Good pans. I left them in the rental for the next soul who needed or wanted to cook on something stiffer than tin foil.

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