Pupusa: A Party In Your Mouth


A $2 plate of food in Nicaragua

With the exception of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, the food on our travels have been pretty good.

Mexico was all kinds of different explosions of taste, Belize was loads of heavenly fried jacks, Guatemala was like Costa Rica and Nicaragua but a little better, Honduras had an amazing bean and cheese dip. El Salvador was probably my favorite though.

For one word.


A pupusa is basically a thick tortilla with several ingredients inside and then they fry it. My mouth is watering.

There was also a HUGE market in Antigua, Guatemala. They sold fruits and veggies and meat. There were tons of local vendors and indigenous people selling there produce. One time my mom and I got lost in the market.

I would say that the food in Central America is better than  the food in the US.

Without a doubt.

Costa Rica and Nicaragua were both pretty bland. Just rice and beans, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guatemala had black beans which I prefer over pinto beans.Guatemala also has some great fish. Mexico had delicious fish tacos and burritos, nachos and all. El Salvador’s pupusas take the cake. Inside you can get chorizo, cheese, beans, mushrooms and many other ingredients.

We also had some amazing ceviche in panama city. The second time we went it wasn’t as good but the 3rd time it was even worse. One night we had dinner at Manolo Characol, my first 12 course dinner, in a very nice restaurant in Casco Viejo, Panama.

Lainie Liberti
Lainie Liberti is a recovering branding expert, who’s career once focused on creating campaigns for green - eco business, non-profits and conscious business. Dazzling clients with her high-energy designs for over 18 years, Lainie lent her artistic talents to businesses that matter.  But that was then.

In 2008, after the economy took a turn, Lainie decided to be the change (instead of a victim) and began the process of “lifestyle redesign,” a joint decision between both her and her 11-year-old son, Miro. They sold or gave away all of of their possessions in 2009 and began a life of travel, service, and exploration. Lainie and her son Miro began their open-ended adventure backpacking through Central and South America. They are slow traveling around the globe allowing inspiration to be their compass. The pair is most interested in exploring different cultures, contributing by serving, and connecting with humanity as ‘global citizens.’

Today Lainie considers herself a digital nomad who is living a location independent life. She and her son write and podcast their experiences from the road at Raising Miro on the Road of Life.
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