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Thursday, April 14, 2011

First Day in El Salvador

The Casa Amistad will provide quaint and quirky home-away-from home for the next several days. The students have warned us the washroom rules will require some getting used to, but they love the space and breezy new digs.


The faces of these new travelers on the ride to the city demonstrated their openness to this new experience. The tropical flowers dotted the landscape between roadside coconut stalls and the informal economy of the streets.


Moved by the testimony of Hermana Bernadettte, the group walked humbly though the Romero house and the chapel where he was assassinated. Prayers and lit candles marked our passing throughout this revered space.


Tonight we dine on rice and beans. We will prepare for our meetings with the NGOs tomorrow.


Student remarks regarding their experiences thus far:
'It is very hot.'
'Everyone is being very friendly'
Another student remarked that 'I don't feel like an outsider here.'


statue of Oscar Romero outside his residence

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