Horchata is a beverage available in central america and some south american countries. Horchata differs depending on which country you buy it in because different ingredients can be used to make horchata. For example, in Mexico horchata is based on rice. In El Salvador, horchata doesn’t contain rice. Instead, it […]

What is Horchata?


I’m not an expert on the various types of coffee of the world. That said, I’m fairly knowledgable of coffee through-out Central America. Traveling the continent and living in El Salvador has exposed me to a lot of different brands of local coffee that I otherwise would have never found. […]

Local Coffee In El Salvador


I originally started visiting El Salvador in 2016, approximately 3 years ago. I officially moved here and started my residency one year ago. So, I’m fairly familiar with the crime and violence here in El Salvador. I’ll admit, by coming from a developed country with substantial law and order, I’m […]

Gang Violence & MS-13 From The Perspective of a Foreigner ...



It’s a mixed bag. Some things in El Salvador are very expensive and some things are fairly inexpensive. Grocery shopping in El Salvador is less expensive than the USA, without doubt. However, El Salvador doesn’t manufacture anything (everything is imported), which means that some things are very expensive. For example, […]

Buying Groceries & Normal Items in El Salvador – How ...


I always though the project of building a house sounded cool. I have alot of experience building things with wood, some minor experience with concrete, some work experience working at lumber yards, but I’ve never built a house. But I’ve always thought it would be an awesome experience. I never […]

Learning About Home Construction in Latin America


I love my family and I miss them often. I wouldn’t voluntarily live in the USA again, as I’ve mentioned, I find the USA to be tremendously boring. But I do appreciate the visits I get to see my family. And it’s somewhat refreshing to visit the USA sometimes, because […]

Visiting My Family in New England (Near Boston)