Costa Rica Cost Of Living Update:                  1 Guanabana Fruit-$6.50

My husband decides to buy this fruit which cost about $2 a pound. “It can’t cost much, it feels pretty light,” he says. Three pounds and six dollars later, we have this…guanabana [gwuh-nah-buh-nuh]. A really ugly fruit with a name that is reminiscent of a Muppet character.

It has a creamy/coconut flavor with a hint of strawberry thrown in. Most take the pulp and blend it into a drink. It’s believed to help your liver, prevent naseau, and…get this… treat bloody urine. Unfortunately, I doubt a smoothie will be on my mind if ever faced with that morning surprise.

But it’s nice to know I’m one refreshing smoothie away from happy times again.