My first months here in Guatemala I spent living with first one family, then a different family. In December I found a place to live where I have my own bathroom and get to do my own cooking. So several days a week, I go to one of the local markets (there are plenty to choose from) to buy fruit and vegetables. There are a multitude of women selling produce. It is a treat for me to have access to such fresh produce at this time of the year. The vegetables are reasonably priced, too. The picture above is what I bought one day for ten quetzales (less than one dollar and fifty cents worth)-two pounds of tomatoes, a red pepper, a half dozen carrots, a bunch of cilantro and a pound of onions. The availability of fresh fruit and vegetables is definitely one of the great things about Guatemala.