El Salvador

Never in my wildest dreams had I thought I would land in El Salvador and attempt to explore it. On our flight back to New York from Costa Rica, we had layover in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. We took the 8 hours long layover as an opportunity to have a glimpse of life in San Salvador.

The only things I had ever heard about the infamous El Salvador country were it being a major drug trafficking and mafia haven. I was about to get a reality check. Continue reading “El Salvador”

Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Hola!
Buenos Dias!
Como Estas?
Muy Bien! A Tu?
Bien, Gracias!
Adios!
That was all the Spanish I knew before stepping foot in Costa Rica. Well, that and ‘Pura Vida’.

Christmas vacation and Costa Rica travel plans coincided this year. What made us put a pin on it was the geographic diversity it offered. Costa Rica has everything – mountains, volcanoes, rivers, ocean, rocky beaches, sandy beaches. What’s more, it also offers a new culture, new cuisine and a language that was new to us. Bingo! We had found our new destination. Continue reading “Pura Vida in Costa Rica”