El Salvador Local Customs

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El Salvador Local Customs

  • A popular way to travel

    The back of a truck seems the most popular way to travel When you see how crowded the old buses are you have to think this is the better way!!

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  • Better than a suitcase

    The women in El Salvadore carry everything in baskets on their head. They move along quickly and the weight seems to be well distributed that way and their hands are free. Seems to work for them!!

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  • Cows

    Cows seem to roam pretty much where they want . We were surprised to see these bulls in front of a luxory hotel in Costa del Sol!

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  • El Salvador Del Mundo

    This is the National Saint Day in El Salvador.The day is August 6 but the Salvadoreños start early with celebration and make a week out of it. In San Salvador there are many fiestas with dancing in the street and a big parade. Check with the National Office of Tourists to get the exact schedule. In the out-laying communities the week is celebrated...

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  • El Salvador Independence Day

    September 15, 1821, is the National Independence Day in El Salvador. After 300 years of rule by Spain, El Salvador claimed its independence from the Continent. Not much changed, however, because the famous "Fourteen Families," continued to dominate the power in the country with their wealth. There have been various coups but the ones who always...

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  • Carrera de Cintas

    We arrived at the village of El Milagro just as they were begining a Fiesta to welcome their neighbors to their new homes. This event was center of attention as 24 horses and riders took turns galloping full speed toward a horizonally stretch rope. On the rope was hanging a small ring probably about an inch in diameter. The rider would attempt to...

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  • You'll soon find out why...

    You'll soon find out why everyone agrees that salvadoreans are friendly people, getting to meet the locals will be a highlight of your trip, take the time to mingle. If you want a sample of local culture make sure to check the cultural activities in San Salvador, the National Symphony Orchestra has regular concerts at Teatro Presidente (near Zona...

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  • You'll soon find out why...

    You'll soon find out why everyone agrees that salvadoreans are very friendly people always ready to help you when you have problems, getting to meet the locals will be a highlight of your trip, take the time to mingle. If you want a sample of local culture make sure to check the cultural activities in San Salvador, the National Symphony Orchestra...

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  • As everyone knows, El Salvador...

    As everyone knows, El Salvador faced a disastrous Civil War that lasted into the early 1990's. The effects of the war are still present in the means of security. There are more guns in San Salvador then any other county I’ve been to (with the exception of some areas in the US, including Texas, I guess ).

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  • Smile, Smile, Smile. Learn...

    Smile, Smile, Smile. Learn some phrases like -good morning-, -good afternoon-, -good evening-, -hello-, -thank you-, etc...Salvadorans like Americans, they don't like stuck up people. Be as humble as they are and you might get a discount or maybe something free. Never, never, never refuse food or drink. It's a common thing to offer that to...

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  • Salvadors know the very bad...

    Salvadors know the very bad reputation their country sustained during the 12 year civil war. But they also know (which many Americans do not) that the war ended in 1992. The nation has been working very hard to rebuild ever since. The war left its mark, but still a lot has been accomplished since it ended. Just show you can see the good things in...

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