El Salvador Day 3: Serious Business

Hi! Today was another very big, eye-opening day… & I’m just as exhausted. We had awakeup call at 7:45am, and quick breakfast downstairs. Then around 8:30 we headed to the province of Santo Tomas, to first meet with another CRISPAZ delegation from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. They were nice, but lesbehonest.. LMU is waaaay more good-looking. (Heh.) After meeting, both delegations headed to Mujeres Transformando (Women Transforming), an organization …

El Salvador Day 2: In Truth & Memory; Hiking up a Volcano

I. Am. EXHAUSTED! Today was definitely one of the longer days of the week, filled with adventure & learning. Our agenda was literally back-to-back; I barely had time to breathe! I’m already having such a blast though, learning so much and getting hit with knowledge/understanding… & it’s only Day 2! After a simple (and meaningful) breakfast of eggs, a slice of bread, and fresh plantains (fried banana.. the first of …

El Salvador Day 1: Diving Right In

Greetings everyone, from the beautiful guesthouse in sunny San Salvador! Our first day was pretty much an orientation into the program; getting to know our itinerary, as well as getting accustomed to the conditions/surroundings. We left LAX at about 12:30am Saturday morning, had a 5 hour flight (in which I mostly slept, and watched almost all of Argo until the plane landed!), and we arrived in the tiny and jam-packed San Salvador airport …