Andy G (Gadget)
A little salt, some butter, maybe a squeeze of lemon and Don Carlos say people eat these larger than normal ant looking jobbies.
Panajachel, Guatemala Lago Atitlan
Thursday, May 22, 2008Blog of Andy HoboTraveler.com
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Size of a U.S. Quarter, or a one Quetzal piece.
This is a close-up, this giant ant thing called a Sompopos by Don Carlos the owner of the Posada Don Carlos here in Panajachel, Guatemala.
Don Carlos says they cut of the last tail section, eat them with a butter, salt and lemon and of course a beer.
I have been living in the Hotel Posada Don Carlos now for a few weeks; I think this is better than a Homestay Spanish Language Immersion School. The family here with five children around keeps me talking Spanish. I cook in the guest kitchen, have Free Inalabrico, Wireless WIFI Internet access in my room, all for 10 US per night or 70 Quetzales.
Immersions programs are business ventures, Don Carlos and family treat me like family whether I like it or not, even coming over to tell me to turn the volume of the Television down late at night.
The best Chocolate Bananas in the City of Panajachel, Guatemala for sale here also.
However, at the end of the day, to be part of a family, cook my food, play on the internet, have a hot shower for 10 dollars is a small price to pay to have a family say,
“Andres, venga, tu tienes esta en Estados Unidos?”
“Andy, come, do you have this insect in the United State?”
I treat owners of hotels like friends, and normal I am in their home and not just a guest.
Note, somebody needs to add this to Wikipedia.org.http://antiguadailyphoto.com/2006/05/18/may-sompoposhuge-ants/Sompopos
M m m, cheap protein if you can stomach it. Did ya try it?
oh how I miss choco bananas...
When I was a boy I spent several summers in Guatemala, and one of the tastiest snacks my aunt would make was fried sompopos. They tasted a lot like little bits of well done bacon to me.
does anybody know how to exterminate this plague. i have got millions of them eating my farm away. i have tried all kinds of poisons and the keep coming. is there a unique system to exterminate them?
You should check out the myths and facts about sompopo ants.