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Heading to El Salvador

I had a great time mixing business with pleasure in Denver last week. I was a co-presenter with my colleague Don Staub at the Noel-Leviz conference.

One of the highlights of the Denver trip was breaking away from the conference and spending an afternoon at the Denver Museum of art where they had a fantastic Renaissance exhibit on display. I tagged along on a guided tour through the show and must admit I picked up a few new tidbits of information about Renaissance art I was not aware of – specifically concerning the paintings being made in Siena and why they were stylistically different and less naturalistic than that of Florence at that time.

Now I’m enjoying some time at home with my daughter before leaving for El Salvador tomorrow to spend a week with my son Adam who works for Catholic Charities. He spent two years as a Peace Corp Volunteer and when his service was up he was offered a one year contract as an interpreter and community liaison for the NGO. It’s been almost two years since I visited him last in El Salvador so I am really looking forward to this trip.

El Salvador is still a little like the wild west so its important for me to stay on my guard. I have a week off before the fall semester kicks in to high gear so I need to make the most of this little vacation time. I plan on doing a lot of photography around the country, in addition to some fishing and exploring the cultural sites in the region. Luckily Adam is fluent in Spanish and knows some cool places to visit.

I am told it is festival time in El Salvador so that will be an extra bonus and hopefully be an opportunity to get some great photographs. We will see how the adventure unfolds.

Stay tuned for blog updates on my El Salvadorian sojourn. Click Here to view a web slide show from my last visit.


2 comments on “Heading to El Salvador

  1. souldiaries
    July 31, 2011

    enjoy the adventure and time with adam. safe and happy travels. look forward to your updates

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