el salvador

Monday, December 29th, 2008

El Salvador seems to have a constant soundtrack – Reggaeton. With it blaring in the background, I spent my first day hopping on and off revamped U.S. school buses, looking down while each salesman that jumped on at every stop tried to sell their sketchy products, and traveled through the center of San Salvador all […]

pupusas

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Pupusas date back 3,000 years. They are thick, hand-made corn tortillas stuffed with cheese, beans or meat and they originated in El Salvador..The typical toppings tend to be tomato sauce and cabbage. One night Sue and I picked them up at a pupusería where we were able to watch them be made from scratch as […]

travel gear tuesday: less is more

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

I must admit – for spending a week in a place where the sun is twice as strong as it is in Boston, my most important piece of travel gear while in Central America was sunblock -SPF 85. I didn’t get sunburned! Trust me, that is impressive for a red head. Two weeks ago, I […]

a day and a half in transit

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

I took Tuesday off from work knowing I would have arrived in Boston from Guatemala at about 1 AM on Monday night. I had planned for Tuesday to be productive – I would get through all of my emails and my Google reader, pay all of my bills, not only buy an external hard drive […]

travel gear tuesday: lesson learned

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

A tip by Camels and Chocolate, from her own personal experience, lead me on a quest to find mountains of bug spray for Guatemala and El Salvador. However, it never occurred to me that stores would not sell it out of season. After all, there is no threat of mosquitoes in Boston right now. Being […]

i love postcards

Friday, September 12th, 2008

travel plans

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Every year for our anniversary Mike and I take a weekend in Gloucester, MA. Due to rain, we had to postpone this weekend, but today we have plans to sit in front of our google calendars, reschedule and also finally nail down a weekend to visit friends in York, Maine.  When I first opened my calendar, I realized […]

i bought a plane ticket

Friday, September 5th, 2008

To Guatemala (because it is really cheap to fly there) where my friend Sue will meet me and travel on a bus with me to her house in El Salvador where I will spend the first week in December. very excited!