Central America, Spring ^10

February 23, 2010

El Salvador tour

Filed under: Uncategorized — samanthabass @ 2:51 am

This morning Cesar, our program coordinator for El Salvador, took us on a tour of the city. We visited Mercado San Miguelito, a really busy place with lots of meat and vegetables and flowers. After, we went to downtown San Salvador and saw the Catedral Metropolitana de San Salvador. Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated in1980, is burried in the cathedral. We also went to the neighborhood Escalon, where a lot of wealthy people live. There are some beautiful buildings and the mall is very fancy.

This afternoon we had class at the Universidad Centroamericana, a private Jesuit university. Our professor spoke about the current political and economic situation in El Salvador and student activism on campus. We might have class also at the Universidad de El Salvador, a larger public university, but the college is unreliable because students frequently occupy the campus and shut the university down, for various social and political reasons, for long periods of time.

Here’s some pictures of babies and puppies.  

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2 Comments »

  1. So very cute, Samantha! You’re looking good. Keep the stories coming. There are so many dimensions to life for us to appreciate.

    Comment by Mark Bass — February 27, 2010 @ 6:02 pm

    • I have lots of stories and lots more pictures with the babies and puppies!

      Comment by samanthabass — March 2, 2010 @ 4:49 am


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