Welcome back to El Salvador - San Salvador, El Salvador (el salvador travel blog, baby running)
Salvador trip on 26 Jan 11
A TripAdvisor™ TripWow video of a travel blog to San Salvador, El Salvador by TravelPod blogger Armedacelestein. See this TripWow and more at tripwow.tripadvisor.com Welcome back to El Salvador "Well, I made it back to El Salvador. Did a bit of house cleaning then headed to the capital for our 4th of July celebration on the 1st which was put on by the American Society. Being at the party with ex-pats other than PCVs was really strange...weirder than being in the states. We of course were served cheap hamburgers or hotdogs for far too much money. The ambassador shook everyone's hand and gave a speech. Hiswife clapped when he assured us it wouldn't be long. They played all kinds of traditional US songs...born in the USA, etc... Much of the party however was strongly Salvadoran. The music was too loud, the woman "translating" the Spanish into English simply spoke Spanish with a different accent, thedrawing took place an hour and a half late and the fireworks were going on during the drawing and too low to see. As the night and next day progressed I became quite ill. Eventually I learned I had a severe bacterial infection and amoebas again. Back on meds! While chillin' in the computer lounge atthe office my APCD ran in frantically to tell us that protests had started near the University and Estancia (where we stay) about the raise in bus fare. When he came in it was breaking news that two police officers had been murdered by snipers. We were warned to travel together, not...
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