On Sunday, I met up with Ruby, a lovely women from ADES, and she showed me the important places and she bought fruit and vegetables at the market.
|The San Salvador Cathedral|
If you are in downtown San Salvador and need a bathroom, the one's at the Cathedral are very nice. You have to pay to use them - 15 cents without toilet paper or 20 cents with toilet paper! They are lovely, clean and there is running water.
|The Crypt in the basement of the Cathedral. This is where the Bishops and Archbishops are buried. They also hold masses here.|
|Mons. Romero's tomb|
|The main sanctuary in the Cathedral|
|Palace National - The Government Building which contains the Legislature.|
So from Downtown San Salvador to Plaza Mundo. This is a large shopping mall about half way between downtown San Salvador and my home. Take a look at these pictures from Wendy's and see if you can notice what has got me upset!
If you noticed, that the menu is completely in English, you get an A+. The discussion about whether these businesses ought to be here, is long over. Wendys, Burger King, McDonalds, Subway, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Quisnos, Mister Donut, and Pizza Hut are here. However, I believe it is a sign of great disrespect to the Salvadorean people that their signage is in a foreign language. I think if they are going to operate here, then they should translate their corporate material into Spanish. To their credit, there was some window signage in Spanish and the items on the trays (tray liners, cups, fry cups etc.) were in Spanish. The fact that their menu is in English just smacks of bad colonialism. If you are interested I can share more about the state of English in other fast food outlets in El Salvador. This one is the worst I have found.