{23.6.14} Getting into the swing of things

With a little less than a week left in San Ignacio, I feel like I am just now hitting my stride. Yesterday was really nice, albeit with a little more church than I could handle without getting pretty squirrely. Luckily, the afternoon brought a great walk with Laura at Entre Pinos, where we found some…

{20.6.14} More peace, love and no school!

Elsy (3rd year high school ~ senior) escorting Juan Miguel into the church/auditorium to roaring applause opening remarks Today, we celebrated National Teacher Day (actually the 22nd, but that’s no fun since it’s Sunday). It was the job of the 3rd years (~ seniors) to put it on. They did a pretty good job, putting…

{17.6.14} Día del Padre

salvadoran quesadillas Since it was Father’s Day here today, we didn’t have school (a welcome break after just one day!). This morning, Danny (the son, not the father) and Raulito (the younger son) and I played frisbee and pelota (literally ‘ball”, but here’s it’s soccer, because why else would you be playing with a ball…

{16.6.14} First Day of School!

Back in the saddle again, I suppose! We rolled in to the San Ignacio friend’s school with Hermano Freddy at about 9am to meet quickly with one of the english teachers and then observe her classes of 9th and 7th graders. She is super open to feedback, and seems to honestly be searching for ways…

{14.6.14} Doing the Tourist Thang

Today brought much adventure and escape from the squelching heat of San Salvador. It started with an excursion to Cafe Mirador up a bit on a mountain/volcano overlooking the city where the air was muy fresco and the view spectacular. We checked out a coffee museum there where there were a half dozen machines to…

{13.6.14} Terrific Two’s and some cultural education

Today, I spent most of my time playing with/chasing around the precioso 2-year-old son of our hosts for the next couple of days, Leslie and David. We went to the park, played with his pelota, went down the slide countless times and managed to coax him into going on a walk only after the garbage…

{12.6.14} Ocean Jumping

[Insert your favorite cliche here about going to another place and learning a bunch of new stuff about yourself.] As I write, I sit on the plane contemplating the vast expanse of the Gulf of Mexico below, and also, the fact that I am actually going to El Salvador right now. Laura + Me Plane Selfie…