Hotel Escalon Plaza
Travel Blogs from San Salvador
... share a bathroom and shower.
Met with our interpreter, Irene, and our representative from Habitat San Salvador, Emillio. Emillio went over the rules and expectations for the team. It is important that we realize that we are here to help rather than lead or teach new ways. We need to recognize the race power dynamics that some Salvadorians may be sensitive to. We are here to learn.
Changed into our work ...
... frequent, taking the local bus, sitting and people watching, connecting with people from all over the world, not knowing where my next meal will come from, and embracing the spontaneity of it all. It feels like this forgotten part of me has emerged - one that was drowned out and choked off by the pace of western culture, work and everyday responsibilities.
I could wax poetic about life on the road. The beauty of it all, living ...
... are made every day by manually mixing and stretching cheese curd, butter and cream. In fact, almost everything is done manually. No automatic milkers exist here. Corn and maiseo (a cereal-like feed alternative to corn) are harvested every two months and silage, both a wet and dry variety, is made by hand-feeding stalks into a chipper, then using forks to create the large piles. The only machinery found on site are the ...
Mystery Man: “Yeah… Why? Did you change your mind about
Me: “No, my email says we’re going to El Salvador.”
Mystery Man: (Slight pause) “****.
Me: “Awesome. Drinks
in a few?”
Mystery Man: “Sure!”
When Saturday morning arrived ...
... up to your window trying to convince you to by windshield wipers or the back covers to side mirrors. These individuals steal emblems and car parts off of cars all over the city. The next day people can come here and almost guaranteed they will find their same emblem for sale amongst the parts, and they can just buy it back!!!
2. All of the businesses in the city group together to form blocks of their specific ...