life through the lens
A bus from Guatemala City dropped me at the El Salvador border, from where I took another bus to Santa Ana, in September 2001.
The Colon gets its name from Christopher Colombus, who is known in Spanish as Cristobal Colon. In 2001 both the Colon and US Dollar were legal currencies.
Since 2001 the US Dollar has in effect replaced the Colon
The cathedral at Santa Ana
1910 metre Izalco volcano as seen from the Cerro Verde national park.
Coatapeque Lake is a volcanic crater lake close to Santa Ana
At the shore of Coatapeque Lake
I met 3 crazy Salvadoran women - Wendy and Paola were still on the beers, while Jesse had already passed out on the floor - Coatapeque Lake
A statue of Jesus on top of the world, known as El Salvador del Mundo - San Salvador
San Salvador's National Palace
The Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador.
Learn more about Archbishop Romero
The rose garden at the Monsenor Romero centre in the university grounds of the UCA.
Monument to the Revolution, San Salvador
Suchitoto village, north of San Salvador
Suchitoto village - it looks quiet because it is
A beautiful view of Lake Suchitlan from Suchitoto village
The streets of La Palma in northern El Salvador, just before the border with Honduras
The FMLN is a socialist party, originally formed in 1980 to oust the government of the day. The Reagan administration pumped money into the government to prevent the FMLN coming to power. La Palma
More info on the FMLN
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