Touring across San Salvador to break the spell of the routine
There is a tendency to neglect to appreciate the beauty of the place we live in. Visiting touristic and leisure spots just feels like something we do not have time for. The hustle of daily life threats to take away the feeling of adventure and discovery. We say to ourselves things like: “I will visit one day”, “I will go there next weekend”, “I promise I will make time in the next holidays”. I believe this is the case of many Salvadorans living in the capital city, including me.
The capital of El Salvador, San Salvador might not be a hi-tech or bicycle-friendly place or boast the uniformity in urban planning of European cities. Instead, touring across San Salvador is more accurately described as a treasure hunting. The thrill of finding gems buried among functional buildings, the joy of tasting a good cup of coffee, or the mesmerism of another perfect sunset. There is this unique charm within the city that allows you to break from the hustle.
Little by little, and on many fronts, the new generation of Salvadorans is making great efforts to turn the reputation of our country and our culture towards the right path. CAPSLOCK is an interesting and fresh expression of that effort in the shape of an online magazine where many local contributors living in and out of El Salvador pour their own perspectives of different elements of our national identity.
I collaborated with CAPSLOCK by presenting a storytelling piece that will take you on a mind tour through San Salvador and wake your interest in our singular history. You can see my contribution here.