A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in San Salvador, El Salvador
I've never heard the number 40% in regards to remisas. The usual quoted number is 15-20% of the Gross National Product in offical publications.
San Salvador is a beautiful city with many things to do. It has a lot of green space which is lacking in many central american capitals: parque Bicentinario is a great example of a place you'll see Salvadoran families flock to on the weekends. The botanical gardens are renowned as one of the only in the world located in a volcanic crater, the Iglesia Rosario is hailed as one of the most beautiful churches in the world, there's a witches market in centro which is extremely entertaining to walk through, not to mention many many interesting restuarants run by Salvadorans who have studied overseas and are now returning to their home country to cook up innovative and tasty fusion dishes.
A reader replied recently with:
Sounds like living in Los Angeles or any big city to me. Typical American lock your doors never go out don't talk to anyone or trust anyone. Hopefully everyone takes you up on your advice, so the rest of us can enjoy a great vacation for many years to come!