This week I discussed extortion with a knowledgable man, who works in connection with police here. Last week I read an article in a major newspaper on the subject of extortion. Over a few months I received many emails, and listened to a few personal accounts some second hand, others in hushed voice. The subject [...]
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In a past article, I made some less than complimentary remarks about a particular niche of real estate, which is connected to a certain niche in blogging, which is connected to some awesome amounts of money changing hands, and sometimes, two years down the road, to divorce, misery and malcontent. Lago De Coatepeque is one of the most special places on the planet.
My Spanish is not good yet, so interpreting and then locating the items on my daughter’s school supplies list has been a lesson for me. In El Salvador, supplies are provided by the student. When I say supplies are provided by the student I mean all supplies, not just books, pencils and uniforms. The list [...]
Someone jokingly advised me that “Central America loves diplomas”. I forget the context, and thought it was a strange statement altogether. Who doesn´t like diplomas? I like diplomas. This week I learned what he meant. I recently got a job here, as a part time English teacher. Pretty cool job I hope (I start next [...]
The title is much bigger than the article, because like I said in a previous post I’m not an Economist, and I’m also not a Sociologist. This is more of a rant about some Employment notices in the newspapers here in El Salvador, that I found noteworthy. I am talking about posting specific age and [...]
Today we wanted to go to the Mercado, but didn’t want to drive all the way to Santa Tecla. We had heard about the Mercado Municipal in the San Antonio Abad area, but missed it and drove around in circles. Fortunately, we had lunch with a new friend, and he gave us a tip about [...]
Living in El Salvador is sometimes just like living anywhere else. Last night we went to the movies. No big deal, but since I get mostly questions about everyday things, I wanted to talk about it. Here are some prices at movie theaters. Adult ticket at La Gran Via’s theater for 3D (extra charge for [...]
Another Installment in the series about the costs of everyday living in El Salvador. Although I prefer to think of myself as a globe-trotting, coffee-sourcing, beer-brewing international expat living abroad in the tropics; truth is that despite all that sexy sauce I am also a dad and husband. Today is some pretty random stuff cause [...]
Although I prefer to think of myself as a globe-trotting, coffee-sourcing, beer-brewing international expat living abroad in the tropics; truth is that despite all that sexy sauce I am also a dad and husband. And in that role I constantly find that I have to bleed cash (otherwise known as buy things) on all kinds of stuff. This is a series on the costs of various items in El Salvador.
From what we have observed: Warning: Not a study. All numbers are based on asking people what they make, what their families make, and reading newspapers/reports in a language I barely understand. Kindness appreciated. Tweet I cannot say what all employment in El Salvador is like, but from what I’ve seen, money is out there, [...]