El Salvador Travel Articles and Photos

Central America: Immigration Stories

As we travel, it's common for locals the world over to ask us where we are from. In Asia, the response "The United States" was usually sufficient. In Europe, they didn't ask; they assumed.Not so in Central America. People were curious to know the states and often the towns and cities where we grew up, where we have lived. After sharing our details, it wasn't … [Read more...]

Images of Today’s El Salvador

El Salvador is one of those places I recall from my childhood, but for all the "wrong" reasons. Newscasts in the 1980s equated the country with menacing jungles, death squads and guerrillas. Our recent conversations suggest that for many, El Salvador's image as dangerous and gun-prone persists today. … [Read more...]