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giantmouse replied to the thread Finding a Job in El Salvador on the El Salvador forum:
Granvic initially posted:
I am moving to El Salvador with my family and I am trying to find a job that will allow me to teach English or Match position. I am also trying to find a good American school for my daughter.
giantmouse replied on June 24, 2015 with:
Okay well that helps. I assume that you speak fluent Spanish. It will be very difficult to work here,even in a mostly English environment if not. The best place to look for jobs here is in the newspaper. There are many American companies here and your skills are valuable. Perhaps it would be worth your while to esubscribe to "La Prensa Grafica". You will need to get hired and then you can get the work permit. Here is a very useful link for the work requirements. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Treu4BV2U6w The fact that your wife is a citizen is helpful. You can obtain residency through her. I do not know how residency works if you are already married, but I do know if you marry here it takes one year.
Granvic replied on June 23, 2015 with:
Yes I do have my in laws live there
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Granvic posted looking for american job on the El Salvador forum on June 23, 2015:
I am a american and im moving to el salvador with my wife and she is El Salvadorian and I need to find work to support her and my daughter. I am a retired Navy and I have my degree in Accounting. Does anyone know if there are any jobs like this in el salvador.
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busman7 replied to the thread Question about safety and fitting in on the El Salvador forum:
telshi initially posted:
Hello, I am planning to visit El Salvador soon, and I will be staying in Soyapango/Ilopango area in San Salvador. Could anyone give me some tips on how to behave in order to stay safe? Lots of people are scaring me saying that basically I can't go outside on the street, speak English aloud, or even drive a car in these areas... Let alone going to buy food at the nearby stand or go to church, park, cemetery... I know that there is a gang problem, but is it really THAT bad, taking into consideration that I am not Salvadorian myself (I/m european-looking female, dark hair, light skin)? I do speak Spanish though, but I do look like a foreigner. Any advice? Should I just stay inside the house the whole time? O_O Should I get a tan and try to blend in (impossible I guess)?
busman7 replied most recently with:
Your host from your past trip will have better information than you will get on the internet but in general it will be safer with a baby. However I live in Playa San Diego where I would not hesitate to say no problem but am not that familiar with Soyapango.
telshi replied most recently with:
Thank you, busman7. The main reason I'm freaking out is because I'm taking my 2 year old child with me, and the baby's safety is my main concern. I was in El Salvador twice, about 10 years ago and 1 year ago. It seemed dangerous, we were watched at times, some gangsters lived in a house just one house away from our host... But I was by myself, so I was OK taking the risk. This time with the baby everything worries me like a hundred times more :) Thanks again!
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kweary replied to the thread Car Permit and Insurance Questions on the El Salvador forum:
kweary initially posted:
My family is currently living in Guatemala and is beginning to plan for travels further South. We drove our car down from the States and have a few questions about having a car temporarily in El Salvador. I know how to obtain a car import permit at the border but I've been unable to find answers to the following: 1) How long is the import permit good for (I'm assuming 90 days but I read 60 on one forum which does not make sense since I can stay for 90 days w/o a visa)? 2) Is it it easy to get the car permit renewed/extended if we stay in the country longer than the initial duration? 3) It appears that car insurance is not required but I just wanted to triple check. Es verdad? ONE LAST QUESTION...is there a per person charge for crossing the border from Guatemala? I've read posts from people who say it's free and other's who say there is a $10/person tourist card. Thanks for any info you can provide.
kweary replied most recently with:
Sweet, thanks busman7 (and TravelDawg)!
busman7 replied most recently with:
TravelDawg is spot on! Just to add that if the car is more than 7 yrs old the 60 day vehicle permit can NOT be renewed and a daily fine will be levied.
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JoeMc5832 replied to the thread looking for a job on the El Salvador forum:
jorgemuñoz initially posted:
hey. i need a job, i gradulated from high school in the U.S . I speak english very good , ill like to find a good job. let me know my number is 7658-7956
JoeMc5832 replied most recently with:
What a nasty thing to say Dave, you should be ashamed of yourself mate.
giantmouse replied most recently with:
Jorge, There is quite a bit of road construction around Sonsonate if you are interested in that. If your verbal skills in English are good, you may be able to find work in a call center. Good luck. P.S. Pay no attention to the folks on here who can only find fault. They are, after all, perfect.
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geoffcorleone replied to the thread Doctor in San Salvador on the El Salvador forum:
EFromNY initially posted:
I'm moving from the states to San Salvador to care for a sick relative. I was hoping to find a good primary care physician for myself and also for the sick relative. Doesn't have to be English speaking, I am fluent in both English and Spanish, but someone highly recommended and possibly able to make house calls. Thanks everyone.
geoffcorleone replied most recently with:
I pm-d you.. Let me know if you didn't get it. Thanks
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Expat Report Review of International School Of San Salvador in San Salvador , El Salvador by Johnstevenslorde was published
Review-of-International School Of San Salvador
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
The facilities of the schools poor, it includes a small eating area, compiled with minute classes and 1 basketball court for 400 students. You can walk around the whole school in less than thirty minutes and the school only has 2 boys and girls washrooms, not enough for the student size. My boy has to crouch to use the down stairs restroom because it was made for little kids. The AP classes are not widely available, my child can't take app class's until he was in tenth grade, and it was forced AP psychology and in 12th with forced AP Spanish. AP calculus is available, but the teacher only orates from 6:30 am to 7:30, so one has to get up early. Technology is poor, 4 projectors, and only 20 computers for a class size of 23 students isn't favourable. The Internet connection for students is not available, so my child has to take his own 3G connection to do research papers in class when the computer lab isn't available. (Continue)
geoffcorleone posted Amazon fire tv on the El Salvador forum:
Amazon fire tv for sale.. $115.00.. Located in San Salvador..Works great. No more missing your favorite tv shows! Still have box .. Hdmi cord not included! Do a quick google search to see what can be done with this streaming device. Need subscription for some apps!
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busman7 replied to the thread Moving to Playa San Diego on the El Salvador forum:
cacgarden initially posted:
We just got back from visiting family in El Salvador and found a couple of properties in Playa San Diego we are interested in buy one of them. We are getting ready to retire and would appreciate any in put anyone has to offer regarding this area be it good or bad the properties are right on the beach. We thank you for all your help with this..
busman7 replied most recently with:
Hola dave216m Thanks to you I do know that Playa San Diego is a good place to avoid as it seems to be inhabited by some jerk with nothing better to do than get on this forum and make rude condescending remarks in response to peoples legitimate inquiries Typical US/Canadian cop response to a legitimate response to a question asked about a fantasy TV show. Please do NOT consider Playa San Diego as we don't need your type here. BTW Gringos are NOT allowed to own firearms in El Salvador!!!
dave216m replied most recently with:
Well darn, I guess you are. I am glad to hear you have not met with any misfortune living ES. You know people write to this forum with what they consider to be very real and legitimate concerns. They hope to get back responses from people with first hand experience in the area. While I still do not have much evidence one way or the other about the safety of living in ES, Thanks to you I do know that Playa San Diego is a good place to avoid as it seems to be inhabited by some jerk with nothing better to do than get on this forum and make rude condescending remarks in response to peoples legitimate inquiries.
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