I have three goals in coming to El Salvador
-Stay safe and healthy. I’ve been safe and mostly healthy
-Teach the girls at the school – My constant effort
-Learn about language and culture – Another effort; it’s busy down here
As far as learning about culture, I have three days off each week. One of those is usually dedicated to lesson planning. This has afforded me the chance to see some of the countryside, usually in one of the buses shown in a previous post. Joaquin Batres has been very generous with his time to show me things. It is interesting to get out of the city and see me of the historic and picturesque places.
Over the next few days, I want to show you the town of Suchitoto about an hour or so outside of San Salvador. Some buildings date back to the colonial period (pre-1820s) and many more to the mid-1800s. It has withstood earthquakes and during the civil war of the 1980s, they somehow managed to convince both sides not to damage the town with its cobblestone streets and antique buildings, though a few buildings are pockmarked by gunfire.
The town overlooks a lovely river valley pictured here. Tomorrow, we can explore Suchitoto.