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Opening a Coconut Travel Tip

2009-06-11 22:43:33

Opening a Coconut Travel Tip
Buying a coconut is easy in the Tropics, a cheap source of food and protein, however how does one go about cracking and eating a coconut, sometime this is difficult nut to crack.

Bangkok, Thailand
Khao San Road - Center of Backpacker Universe
Southeast Asia
Thursday, June 11, 2009


Buy a coconut; hopefully they give you a plastic bag.

Place the coconut in one to three plastic bags; walk outdoors to a place where the ants can drink the coconut milk in peace.

Now swing the plastic bag with the coconut inside over your head onto the concrete. Do not bang on clay bricks as you can break them, find a good stone, concrete post, or something very solid and bang away.

A truly good whack the first time is the best strategy, take care about the coconut milk, this is a messy operation.

You will still need a knife to pry the coconut from the shell, however the best way I know to crack this nut.

Opening a Coconut Travel Tip