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Here are additional pictures one is the Chocalate Rice Milk.... read more
Street vendor
Shopping center

I think I have figured out the picture problem. On the blog name is thrive2013. Send comments to let me know if you can access them. Thanks Sonya... read more

Yesterday was our first day getting to see the city. When we arrived Thursday night it was dark. We started out the day going down into San Salvador the heart of the city. The traffic down here is crazy. Alot of times there are two lanes with three vehicles and then you have a motorcycle coming down the middle. You will look out the window and see a bus an inch away. But since every one drives the same we did not see many accidents. We drove by the presidents house and went to see Father Oscar Romero´s tomb. It was at the San Salvador cathedral in the basement. The cathedral is beautiful with painted walls, beautiful stained glass and painted ceiling. The next stop was the city park that had a memorial wall of the ... read more
Father Ramero
Painted cathedral ceiling

Today our first stop was the University where 5 preist were murdered. These were preist that supported Father Rameo´s cause. We toured the museum. We stood in the very spot they lost their lives. SO much to listen to and take in. We also visited the rose garden where there bodies had been moved to after their death. It was followed up by going to the Chapel which was their final resting place. We have learned alot about the history of the civil war and how priest fought to get rights for the poor people. We learned that Father Rameo didn´t start out wanting to help the people but his best friend convinced him. Once his Best friend was killed he took on the cause. Our guide said it meant alot because ¨Pastor Ramero showed that ... read more
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Our Guide Lewis

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Beautiful El Salvador. We arrived last night and went out to dinner. It was very warm and humid out. Today we are headed out for a day of relaxation and sightseeing after a feast of breakfast at our hotel. We were welcomed by a three-inch long cockroach.... read more
Thrivent Builds
The wheels on the bus go round and round

“Come to El Salvador, fall in love, have your heart broken, and be ruined forever.” - Dean Brackley Backblogging about my trip to El Salvador in January with a group of students from my school feels both empowering and disappointing. Reading back through the notes I made during our travels, I am reminded by the incredible solidarity movement that we encountered there, and by the people both Salvadorean and from around the world who dedicate their lives to the transformation of El Salvador and to La Lucha (the struggle) for justice and equality. I came back from this journey feeling energized to do more justice work in my classroom and in my own community. The process of conscientization or critical consciousness seemed to be alive and well in me after 9 days of being nourished by ... read more
Church of the Workers
Oscar Romero
Beach Day at Sunset

With Christmas approaching, it was time for the annual El Salvador international T20 cricket tournament – The Volcano Cup. This year it was the hosts, along with neighbours and rivals Guatemala and Mexico competing for the trophy. A 40 over match was arranged with Mexico for the day after too. The squad was a mixture of expats and locals, along with the coaching trio of me, Brock and Adrian. The final couple of training sessions were well attended and the tournament kicked off with ES vs. Guatemala. Batting first Brock and I put on 50 for the first wicket in no time at all, Brock in particular hitting the ropes with consistency. I departed for 16, playing on to a delivery that reared off the pitch. The good start continued and we looked set for a ... read more
The beach - La Puntila
restaurant on stilts in the sea
la Puntila - hurricane damage

Keen to see some ‘typical’ Central American towns we drove with Bessy (and Morena another teacher also living at Bessy’s) out to Suchitoto, a very pretty town with a gleaming white church, cobbled square and low rise houses. The sun was scorching hot and as we ambled around the small town we came across an unusual little museum full of a random collection of plates. We enjoyed lunch at a restaurant with gorgeous views over Suchitoto Lake and the surrounding mountains. Having previously completed a walk around Boqueron volcano with dogs we thought we’d try it without the risk of being hauled over the edge. The scenery throughout El Salvador is dominated by volcanoes providing a dramatic back drop, with San Salvador nestled between a number it looks most impressive. On our walk we were lucky ... read more
View of Suchitoto lake from restaurant
Home fans of Alianza
Bright xmas lights

We did not know whom to expect for a driver to San Salvador as the person with whom we arranged the drive spoke very little English. We were expecting someone at 9 and precisely at that time, a gentleman, who spoke absolutely zero English showed up with his car and off we went. Simply, Clay said, “Dos personas San Salvador?” Answer, “si.” That was the total sum of the conversation before we got in a car with this complete stranger. He delivered us safely. Before we left the Hotel Alamendros, we had a filling “tipico breakfast” of eggs ("tibios" for soft boiled), black beans and plaintains and OJ. Every place we have been thus far, breakfast is always included in the cost. Importantly, it is not “continental.” All of the juice we have gotten in CA ... read more
Clay preparing our huge salad
Biggest salad ever!
Clay's trip to the barber - - really fine haircut

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