by Anne Ruelle
High: El Salvador does not experience spring in quite the same way as the States, but May is typically the month when we get our first storms after a long dry season. Rather than going from snowy and gray to green, the countryside goes from brown and dusty to green. The farmers start planting their corn and beans and hope the rains will be sufficient for a good crop. Temperatures also start ticking down in the slightest bit, which is welcome after sleeping with two fans and a frozen water bottle at my side!
Low: There are still days when it is very, very hot and a short 15 minute walk is enough to drench (not an exaggeration) me with sweat!
Glitter: I used some of my last vacation days to spend two weeks in Nicaragua with another Peace Corps Volunteer. We had a fabulous time. We ate fantastic ice cream, went to a chocolate castle, rode horses in a coffee plantation, and did an overnight hike up a volcano and camped close to the top!
Anne Ruelle graduated from Providence College in 2013. By working to promote social change and forming strong relationships, she hopes to be a part of creating a more just, equal world. She is currently a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Community Organization and Economic Development project in El Salvador and lives in a hot, rural community in the East. She loves eating pupusas, salsa dancing, and learning Salvadoran “caliche” (slang).
The contents of these posts are personal and do not reflect any position of the US government or Peace Corps.