San Vicente, El Salvador

El Sunzal, El Salvador

El Sunzal, El Salvador

 

Next Tuesday I will be hopping on a plane to head out west to California. However, while I’m gone…I have guest posts written by two amazing travel junkies. I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know them and their travel stories.

In February of 2013, I was living in San Vicente, El Salvador. For those of you who don’t know much about El Salvador it is a very small but beautiful country nestled between the southern half of Guatemala and the Western border of Honduras.

While I was there, my team and I put together and facilitated programs at local schools throughout the town of San Vicente.

View from San Vicente Tower

View from San Vicente Tower

 

Our team had 1 off day per week and those days were usually spent visiting the capital, San Salvador.

Although we loved the pupusa’s and other local food…eating our favorite foods from home was always a special treat. And something that we really looked forward to.

Day off in San Salvador

Day off in San Salvador

 

Our local friend, Gustavo

Our local friend, Gustavo

 

If you’ve ever visited other countries…then you might understand how exciting finding WiFi can be. In the U.S. we are so used to having easy access to the internet everyday.

However, once you start to travel, you find that the search for WiFi is always an adventure.

 

Best coffee in San Vicente!

Best coffee in San Vicente!

 

Wifi & snack break

Wifi & snack break

 

This is the little corner where I would lay out my sleeping bag and pillow each night.

On the right side of the photo you can see that the wall is open. A cool breeze would come through the holes each evening and morning which made the hot days much more tolerable.

Although it might seem simple, I really loved our accommodations during our time in San Vicente. Our team would have feedback and team time together each evening and that time together allowed us to get to know one another even better.

My bed for the month

My bed for the month

 

After we left Tegucigalpa, Honduras, we were given a few days to relax in El Sunzal, El Salvador. The two photos below are the view at the hostels where we stayed.

I spent most of my time in El Sunzal journaling and walking along the beautiful beach.

El Sunzal

El Sunzal

 

El Sunzal

El Sunzal

 

The people of El Sunzal were so kind to us and they actually set up a makeshift screen so that we could all watch the Superbowl.

I have to admit that it will probably be the most memorable Superbowl experience that I will ever have. We even had nachos to eat as we watched the game.

Watching the Super Bowl, 2013

Watching the Super Bowl, 2013

 

Overall, my experience in El Salvador was simply amazing. I enjoyed visiting the country so much and it was one of my favorite countries that we visited on the race.

Have you ever been to El Salvador or anywhere else in Central America? If so, where did you go? If not, where would you want to go if you were given the chance to visit Central America?

Linked to the My Global Life Link-Up at SmallPlanetStudio.com

P.S. Check out my Re-entry interview on Small Planet Studio that just went live this past Monday

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2 responses

  1. I haven’t been to El Salvador yet but I do want to explore Central America more. I’ve been to Costa Rica a couple times (for work and vacation) and loved it. I can imagine how beautiful the rest of the area is!

    Thanks for participating in the #MyGlobalLife Link-Up!

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