Thursday, August 12, 2010
We had an intense first five days of travel and meetings, but day six was pure enjoyment and relaxation. A Morazan family hosted us in their beachfront property at Cuco where we enjoyed a walk on the beach and were treated to a delicious lunch of fresh fish, corn on the cob, tortillas, rice and chirimol (a side dish similar to pico de gallo). We swung on the hammocks drinking coconuts and processing all the wonderful things we had seen and the impressive group of leaders we had met. Some in our group created an “Amazing People” list which grew each day as we met more and more amazing leaders in Morazan doing amazing work. By the end of the day we had feasted and enjoyed a laid back day at the Cuco beach in southeastern El Salvador. We traveled back to the capital of El Salvador that afternoon, passing the volcanoes, markets, and everyday people going about their daily routines. As we approached San Salvador, a city of nearly 2.1 million, we saw the usual traits of most modern cities: urban density, shopping districts, residential areas (called colonias) and traffic congestion. That night the group was treated to dinner at the home of the general manager of ADEL Morazan, the coalition of non-profit groups that have worked together in Morazan for over 18 years. In his spacious and beautiful house we enjoyed more good food and conversation.
Schoolteachers Susan Gross and Emily Adams and our guide Fredis Pereira enjoying lunch at Cuco beach.
Not much left for the dog after John finished lunch at the beach.
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