An Afternoon in Ataco

Well, this is not a travel blog, but I still like to share bits and pieces of what El Salvador is like. There is a colonial legacy here that adds to the color and history of the country. Learning about culture and history are important elements to take into account when living and serving outside of our own contexts. There is value in seeking to understand the story that someone else has behind their life.

A month or so ago the kids and I spent the afternoon with some friends in the colonial town of Ataco. We really enjoyed just walking the cobblestone streets, and exploring some local shops. I always enjoy when I get to be out of the city and be a tourist in El Salvador.

The day was rainy and cool, but we still enjoyed the colors on the streets and in the shops. The kids really enjoyed seeing some of the artisans weaving, eating ice cream in the plaza, and looking at the crafts. It was a great “field trip” for a Sunday afternoon.


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