Monday, August 31, 2009
If I run out of sunblock –
They have my Neutrogena SPF 55 at the DeliMart supermarket! It’s 20 US dollars, but it’s good to know it’s there in case of an emergency. We went on our first shopping adventure on Saturday, to the big upscale grocery store in a nicer section of the city. Wow … it was nice. Air conditioning and all the imported goodies you could ever want (with imported prices to match them!) We went in search of snacks, mostly, since our three meals are taken care of here. But sometimes there’s not quite enough to really get one’s fill, or the 100% carb meals occasionally leave a person feeling hungry again 2 hours later. We came out with apples, grapes, crunchy peanut butter, cookies, Pringles, soda and a little bag of SKITTLES. The prices on some of the imported stuff were crazy. 5 US dollars for Oreos, 2 dollars for a can of Pringles, 20 dollars for my sunblock! The local stuff on the other hand was pretty reasonable. A package of about 30 cookies was a dollar. It was good to discover that really, all the stuff we could find ourselves “needing” here can be found relatively easily. Evidently Haiti is not planet Jupiter.