El Salvador is very much known for its very high crime rates. Another thing El Salvador is known for is La Mara Salvatrucha, which is a very large gang in the country. For this reason many of the homes are either gated of have a security guard. Another very popular thing you will find on … More Houses in El Salvador vs. United States
When I was in El Salvador I missed having Frito Lay Chips. My favorite have always been Hot Cheetos, but living in El Salvador I had to get use to not having any. The famous company in El Salvador for chips and other snack is Diana Boquitas. They are known for making chips and sweet … More Salvadorean Snacks
When I was younger my mom would tend to make trips to El Salvador on her own. Since we have a lot of younger cousins in El Salvador my mom would always save our old clothes, so she could take it to them. A whole suitcase was dedicated to sending things we didn’t want/use anymore. … More Mother packing for El Salvador
Salvadoreans love quesadillas because they can’t have coffee without pan dulce. In El Salvador a quesadilla is sweet bread not a tortilla with cheese inside. Salvadoreans love having coffee with something sweet on the side. My mom is a very good example of this!
In El Salvador El Mercado looks like a flea market. You can buy all sorts of things for very cheap. Things like fruit, clothes, meat, cheese, coffee, pirated movies/games, etc. While living in El Salvador I got to go a few times; it is very dangerous though. The mercado is full of thieves and all … More Shopping at El Mercado
In El Salvador like most latino cultures there are different kinds of aunts and uncles. I will be focusing on the three kinds of aunts that exist in Salvadorean culture. These aren’t all the tias, but just a few.
My brother’s, sister, and I are the first ones to get a chance at higher education in the United States. Both of my parents came from El Salvador for different reasons, but always encouraged all of us to take advantage of the opportunities we have. In El Salvador my dad had a really good job … More Not Letting Them Down