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waltermboyles 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..
waltermboyles replied most recently with:
We are moving out of the Guat/El S/Hond mess (too dangerous for us)...to Nicaragua. Everybody has an antidote about friends getting robbed or a dead body in their block. Apparently some neighborhoods are OK...but for how long? Nobody seems to have a solution for the problem in California or in Central America. We have no confidence in the political leadership. Bye!
TravelDawg replied most recently with:
Please don't believe everything you see on TV or read about El Salvador. While it does have some problems, they are not more severe than other countries in Central America. There are gangs here, but there are also gangs in LA, NY, Detroit, Chicago and many other places people live and travel too. For the most part, they don't have any desire to get involved with tourists unless you go out of your way to involve yourself with them. That said, there is a problem in ES, like many other developing countries with petty theft, and parts of Playa San Diego are especially bad. Ask around before you buy.
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Chata posted Good school in Santa Ana on the El Salvador forum:
We are moving to Santa Ana with our elementary age kids. I am looking for recomendations for private, secular, religious schools. Im more concerned with quality than religion vs secular. The children are fluent in french and english. We want them to learn spanish. I understand that the top schools are in san salvador. That is not an option for us as kids get motion sickness, so we must stay close to santa ana. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
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TravelDawg replied to the thread Felafel? on the El Salvador forum:
RobertinRI initially posted:
Where can I get good felafel in, or around, San Salvador?
TravelDawg replied most recently with:
There's a restaurant called Mr. Souvlaki that serves something like a falafel. A greek man and his Salvadoran wife own it. But to manage expectations, most places serving falafel here are making it out of the box - the only box of falafel available. There is no one, that I know of making it from scratch as I'm not sure you can even get all the ingredients here.
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pato23 replied to the thread Moving on the El Salvador forum:
Jessicasparks initially posted:
Looking to move abroad in the new year with my husband. But, we have some questions. We traveled to Costa Rica recently and it was too much like america and there were few jobs available for us. I am currently a teacher and he is a boat mechanic / in school finishing his AA degree. Our first question is. Is it better to drive or fly? Then, we want to live a "normal" life in el salvedor standards. Are there jobs for us? Plus my husband would like to be close to surf. Any ideas and/or comments !?!
pato23 replied most recently with:
For those driving to Central America check out the forums on http://www.southboundtravels.com/ be prepared, they will NOT speak English with you at border crossings!!! Also check out http://www.99DaysToPanama.com/
pato23 replied most recently with:
If you two had Social Security and or pension amounting to plus $2,000 a Month for both of you, El Salvador would be perfect, even the Call Centers require you to be legally in El Salvador, resident with permission to work or work permit, average Salary in Call Centers $600 a Month, for 44 hours a week, Teachers in the English speaking International Schools need be certified Teachers at home and to apply 6 months in advance of School Year which begins late August as in USA, if you have money to invest and live on for a year you could open a small travel related business, the few luxury boats that are in El Salvador are docked at the Marina in Bahia de Jiquilisco, some 80 km. SE of the Capital City, I doubt there are jobs for Boat Mechanics, if you have no income nor substantial savings do not come expecting employment, especially do not sell your home stateside if you bring a vehicle you will have to matriculate it and pay high import taxes or take the vehicle out of country and return again and again. Unemployment is high here and as for teaching English in a small school with no work permit, you would have no benefits, long hours and low pay around $400 a Month or so, they have schools here that hire native speakers, pay low, benefits zero and high turnover! Many Ex Pats that come here are married to a Salvadoran, with family and connections, without those, would recommend an English speaking country where it is easier to get residency, Belize. Good luck.
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Seven7 posted Zippy. on the El Salvador forum:
I am lookin for Zippy. AKA Jim, he is an American, 60 years old, grey hair. Last seen in El Sunzal. Been in El Salvador for 30+ years. If anyone has seen him please send me a note. I will give you my email for him to contact me.
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carlskaife posted Right hand drive vehicles into El Salvador on the El Salvador forum:
Can anyone help me? Im trying to find out if i can export a right hand drive late model truck into El Salvador. It will be put to work and driving on public roads for a few months doing some work. After this time it will be shipped out of country for work else where. Any ideas on registering the truck under a temporary licence etc..? Thanks Carl
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Enetpulse replied to the thread Employment in English on the El Salvador forum:
crazylike initially posted:
I am a Candian living in San Salvador and have been working for an Agribusiness in which I am an investor. I have finally decided that working in Spanish is just too much to add to my plate, as I try to adjust to a new culture, as my Spanish is functional, but nowhere near my English skills. I have a degree in Sustainable Entrepreneurship from the University of British Columbia and a very wide range of experience (from Administration to Construction to Small Business Owner) and skills. I am not looking for online sales or telephone sales. Flexibility is a plus, as I am taking morning classes in Spanish. Do you know of any opportunities? I'd love to hear about them.
Enetpulse replied most recently with:
Hi, If you are still looking for flexible job in El Salvador, maybe I can help you. Enetpulse is looking for Stadium Reportres there. You don't need previous experience. All you need is good spoken English and knowledge in the soccer rules. Training is provided as well, so don't worry :) If you are interested, visit scouting.enetpulse.com, go to the apply section and submit an application. You can also contact me on scouting_careers@enetpulse.com. Kind regards, Stefka
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beachlifecasting posted New Travel Channel Show! on the El Salvador forum:
Now casting for a new Travel Channel series called LIFE'S A BEACH! Our travel doc show will be centered around interesting stories and people who have left the 9 to 5 grind and are now living the beach/island dream. If interested, please contact beachlifecasting@gmail.com.
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svol501 replied to the thread Searching for a safe beach town with waves and good for familys on the El Salvador forum:
TheRoninn initially posted:
Hello, I will be going to ES in August with my family. We are searching for a beach town with waves as we love to surf and is safe for family's and children. Anys suggestions?
svol501 replied most recently with:
We have a house for sale in Playa San Diego. Here's my email. Contact me & I'll send pics. svol501@yahoo.com
busman7 replied most recently with:
Playa San Diego is safe and is nice sandy beach, for bigger waves you can take the bus to the party beaches Sunazal or El Tunco.
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