I was baffled by how many different types of fruit grow in the Cook Islands, and shockingly, that does not include oranges as we came to find, and bananas grow upside down. Who knew?
But everywhere we looked, there was fruit—quite literally—falling from the trees. A couple times, we were almost taken out entirely by an aggressive coconut or two. Let’s play a little guessing game…how many of the below can you properly identify?
No cheating either, you red-handed Googlers! First person to guess them all correctly gets…the glory of being right! (Answers will be posted on Sunday night.)
Bonus Photo: On the topic of eating, SVV and I sampled uni at Bar Tartine a couple nights ago—the chef sent it over special for us; we knew not what we were eating—which we later found out translated to SEA URCHIN GONADS. Mmmmm, yum. Surprisingly, though, it was tasty!
**All Cook Islands photos taken with a Canon XTi, 50mm fixed lens; last photo shot with a Canon SD870 point and shoot.
2. inside of a noni
3. outside of a noni
5. baby coconut
6. mature coconut
7. passionfruit (you weren’t supposed to be able to get this one; I just thought it was too funny a picture of Johnny Jet to pass up!)