... our guide was big on emphasizing the requisite aging of coffee beans, allowing us to sample two Chemex versions - one with freshly-roasted beans, and one with beans that were aged four days. The fresher beans had a distinctly vegetal characteristic to them, and the aged beans definitely had a more pleasant flavor.
Day of the Deader November 2nd 2015 Geo: 13.9188, -89.8485I hadn't realized that the Day of the Dead is actually a single day celebration, but one that actually goes on for three whole days - Daniel wasn't exactly sure what to call today because, in fact, yesterday was the Day of the Dead. So today, must be the Day of the Deader, right? It was a rather fitting nickname that Daniel had bestowed upon today, as our brief on ... read more
Central America Caribbean » El Salvador El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that prov... ... read more