In looking around El Salvador some people see their definition of small business change. The concept shifts from a small building, with anywhere from several to a couple hundred employees, all the way down to a cart on any corner nobody has pushed you off of, and your 8 year old son at your side [...]
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If there were not problems in the justice system here, I would not hear so many bad things about it from people both inside and outside the problem. There are radically different views about the true nature of violent crime in El Salvador. Some seem confused, Some seem imbalanced and others seem way too simple [...]
Most people would tell you that the Maya civilization ended more than a thousand years ago.
Mary Jo McConahay can tell you from first hand experience that is not true. The Maya people live on and in some places thrive.
Today’s article is a guest post from our friend and fellow world traveler and expat woman Caz Makepeace. She rocks. “Momma, can I have some waterrr please?” I could never get sick of hearing my little Southern Belle daughter drawing out her R’s and calling me by that sweet name. “Are you not going to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
Last week we made our first trip back to the United States. The timing of this trip met perfectly with the need to solve some bugs in our immigration process, and we were ready to pick up some supplies that would be expensive to ship. Emme, our five-year-old daughter was excited to see her adult [...]
This week is full of new things. Now that we are back in El Salvador it is time to lock down and get some stuff done. We headed to the Emmes new larger school, where she will start the second week of August. The structure of early education in Central America is a little different. [...]