On a back road in Costa Rica, 1994. You don’t want to mess with Africanized bees.
Palm oil is that delicious and super-unhealthy saturated fat found in so many processed foods. The extraction process begins here, with the palm kernels.
And is processed in factories like this one. Chocolate bars usually contain palm oil — and because I have a weakness for them, it’s a fact I try hard to ignore.
Costa Rica, if memory serves.
The juice tasted punky and raw and smelled like sugar more than tasted like it.
San Jose, Costa Rica, mid-90s.
Four-wheel drive required.
I have a thing about empty roads and getting off the beaten track.
Somewhere on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.