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Day Three – Reflection by Teri Shecter

Day Three – Reflection by Teri Shecter

The Salvadoran countryside is beautiful. Rolling hills with sugar cane, bananas, eucalyptus and palm trees.  The mango trees are currently full of succulent yellow-orange fruit. All of this is set against a backdrop of volcanoes and shrouded in a soft mist.  The air...

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Day One – Reflection by Sharon Heller

Day One – Reflection by Sharon Heller

The eleven volunteers from Grand Junction seemed to have forgotten about their early start when they arrived at the San Salvador airport late on Tuesday evening. There was an absolute “yes” vote to stop at a pupusería and try out the local specialty, the pupusa, a thick corn tortilla offered with a variety of savory fillings. The combination of pupusas and the 6:00 a.m. flight from Grand Junction meant everyone was ready for bed when we reached the San José Hostal, a comfortable, family-owned and managed guest house in San Salvador.

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