Welcome to Santa Tecla

I am alive and well and living here in Santa Tecla, El Salvador. I spent the weekend getting to know the city. There are traditional markets with individual stalls in which you can buy one type of item (clothes, fresh vegetables, fruits, etc) and a supermarket that rivals anything we have in the US. Walk down any street and you’ll find a pupuseria, making the national dish, pupusas; or perhaps a panaderia selling fresh baked goods. Often these are set up in the front of people’s homes. I’ve learnt how to get from the house where I am staying to the school in which I’ll teach and to the local markets. I’ve eaten way too many times in my neighborhood and need to branch out a little bit.

Today, I thought that I would show you a bit of one of the central plazas called Parque Daniel Hernandez. It is hot in Santa , and I decided to hang out here on Saturday afternoon to take advantage of the shade and cool breeze. A few hundred locals also showed up. Among the crowd were people selling food and clothing. An ice cream cone is $.35, but there is only Neapolitan flavor. You can buy belts, boxer shorts, shirts and socks.
Hanging out, I got to meet some of the locals. I’ll introduce you to one tomorrow.

FYI – My internet access is very spotty. If you comment and you don’t hear back from me right away, my apologies.

Cheers

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26 thoughts on “Welcome to Santa Tecla

  1. Miss Gentileschi

    It looks so beautiful there!! And I love the vibrant colours and the sunshine illuminating everything so brightly!! 🙂 So glad that you´ve had a safe trip and enjoyed your weekend!! Can´t wait to see all the pictures you´ll make!!! Hasta luego 😉

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  2. The Coastal Crone

    What an adventure for you to be living and working there instead of just visiting as a tourist! The plaza reminds me of places in Mexico where people come out to gather and socialize. I will look forward to your wonderful photos from your creative eye and camera. All the best to you, my cyber friend! Keep in touch!

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