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A reader commented on the Expat Report Living in San Salvador, El Salvador
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What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
1. American Society of El Salvador, Organization of U.S. Citizens and their families Resident or Working in El Salvador, Chester Stemp, President. Tel: (011)503-224-1330 (International School of E.S.)Weekdays. E mail: c_stemp@intschoolsansal.com

2. British Club of El Salvador, located in the upscale Escalon area of the city, Club offers a Pub/Restaurant, pool and garden area, lending library and weekly activities such as "Dart Night" on Wednesdays view their site at http://www.webhash.com/british_club.htm Membership free to UK and British Commonwealth Citizens, others pay small monthly dues.

3. The Union Church of El Salvador(Protestant, services in English), the Churche's comphrensive website: http://www.unionchurchofsansalvador.org/links.htm has all the information you require on "Ex Pat" organizations in El Salvador. E mail the Pastor at jacobson@amnetsal.com

4. Also the German Club(see British Club website), a large Spanish Society and an Italian Club exist for ex-pats from those countries. (Continue)

TravelDawg replied most recently with:
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!
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Expat Report Culture Shock in San Salvador, El Salvador was published
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Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Learn the language! Relax and release your expectations. Go with the flow and enjoy it. That is why you are there and not somewhere else (Continue)
Expat Report Culture Shock in San Salvador, El Salvador was published
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Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
On your first visit...

. Of course there exist serious security issues in many parts of Latin America so be aware, especially when traveling alone, and use common sense.

The more Spanish you know, the easier AND less expensive your journey becomes.....

A stressed, lonely and tired traveler is a VULNERABLE traveler to pickpockets, thieves and scammers, one can only do and see so much in one day! (Continue)

Expat Report Living in San Salvador, El Salvador was published
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What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
I recommend checking into the listing on this web site under El Salvador. (Continue)
Expat Report Living in San Salvador, El Salvador was published
Living-in-San-Salvador
What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?
Beaches are a nice get away for whatever time you have. The British club is a nice place. Most resturants in the zona rosa are nice areas. Your church can be an excellent place to meet new people. (Continue)

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