The sender who sent me the Panama postcard also sent me this one of El Salvador! Being the smallest country in Central American, it sits in between Guatemala and Honduras. El Salvador is known for its tropical forests and high concentration of volcanoes (it’s known as the “Land of Volcanoes”), as well as its national dish called “pupusa”, which is a corn flatbread stuffed with things like cheese or refried beans and accompanied by curtido (which is like a spicy cabbage slaw) and tomato sauce. What’s shown here is San Vicente of Jiboa Valley, one of the largest volcanoes in the country. This volcano – like most of them – is inactive, and one can hike up it to see the sights from the 1,400m-high, double-peaked mountain. Getting up to the top is pretty tough due to the lack of trails, and you won’t really be able to see another below the top because of the thick vegetation. Many hot springs can be found around the mountain, and the valley itself is very lush and is home to a number of farms and ranches (gotta thank the sender for that tidbit!) While this country has some incredible sights and very friendly people, sadly it is still recovering from the effects of a terrible 12-year civil war that only ended a few years ago. Poverty is also something that takes its toll on the population. I give my utmost thanks to John for sharing these otherwise unseen worlds to me in all their being. Thanks so much, John, and I wish you the best wherever you decide to travel to next! (Fun fact to lighten the mood: El Salvador’s rainy season is their winter, which occurs between May and October, which is interesting because the country is in the Northern Hemisphere!)