Jephir Treks America: Bumbling Through Central America

A 6 week adventure in gastronomica, sights, and observation.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Who ever thought Valhalla was in Guatemala?

Their super high tech macadamia nut sorter.

Macadamia nut cream - great for the face!
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  • At 8:02 PM , Blogger expatwizard said...

    Excellent of the best all time I have viewed...Inviting you to visit us in rural El Salvador...Bloq to your heart's content!
    "If traveling through El Salvador visit us, one of our projects offers safe camping facility at rain forest park, crime free rural area."

    http://www.vivatravelguides. com/central-america/el- salvador/el-salvador-articles/welcome-to-cinquera elsalvador/

    (provisional webpages in English)
    Además: Proyecto de Artesinas:

    *****What our arts and crafts project offers to those who may be interested interested is a way for travelers to possibly pay for their trip to Central America and more, purchasing native crafts at fair prices and marketing them at home or abroad, you decide, I did so many years ago when I first arrived to stay in Central America, and since there was no Internet then, just land lines and snail mail, schlepping crafts to Houston and Miami and selling was a tri monthly chore

    I'm willing to help enthusiatic people and in turn you'll help over 3,000 rural artisans in El Salvador! This can turn out to be a good sustainable business venture and you'll discover humongous native crafts in every region you visit in Latin America.

    I, the writer of this bloq, am presently working as a volunteer, translation and assisting in marketing the native crafts overseas, with the non profit organization in El Salvador.

    The cooperative of artisans offer a huge variety of hand woven handicrafts, from the hand woven hammocks, handbags, hats and more. A wonderful opportunity to to assist an entire community, as there are few "jobs" available in most of the rural areas, the indingenous people elaborate crafts at home, painstakingly by hand.

    Here locally in El Salvador at market the artisans are offered very low prices for their merchandise while the buyer sells high at retail. Often the artisan is forced to live on less than $2.00 day, while some of the hammocks are sold retail in Europe for as high as 200 Euros!

    Anyone wishing more information, samples, photos and wholesale pricing, shipping costs, please do contact us by message or e mail.

    I shall be more than personally happy to call directly by telephone, at the hour of your convenience, anyone in USA or Canada interested in visiting with us or importing samples. Europeans and Asians we may communicate by Skype online.

    Remember our crafts, from the hammocks down to the handbags are embroidered to order for you and your clients, and in dealing with our cooperative you also benefit a worthy cause in a developing country!

    Articles are "bordados" and anyone can have their own motto, logo or design made up in quantity and re sell at home for fair price while paying fair wholesale prices to the local artisan community.

    Anyone planing to travel to or through El Salvador who can help with a webpage design, photos and set up is especially welcome.

    If you are driving your own vehicle or renting one, we are able to offer safe parking for your vehicle at our offices in San Salvador, El Salvador also at the project site some 85 km. (64 miles) north of San Salvador (actually a cooperative of artisans).

    Our non profit cooperative is a local grass roots community effort...I repeat..NOT an NGO(ONG)!

    The people in the rural areas where our projects are located are very friendly and helpful to visitors and there is no violent crime and nary any petty theft nor beggars, neither pickpockets as in the big cities and some "travel destinations" and "tourist markets".

    Cortesia de: Courtesy of :

    Information Courtesy of "Welcome to Cinquera" in El Salvador
    Pilot project development of sustainable rural cultural, crafts and ecotourism 'off the beaten path' in El Salvador. Exactly 18 km. due north of Suchitoto, Rain Forest and Pre conflict and conflict historical monuments, caves and more. Uniformed guides, no crime nor petty theft, camping available overnight at park entrance.
    Genuinely friendly people, no street vendors nor souvenir shops nor hostels in sight! Bienvenidos

    Feel free to contact us via the website at any time.. English, español, Deutsch, italiano, français.

    www. geocities. com/welcome_to_elsalvador/

    (provisional webpages in English)

    Asociación de Reconstrucción y Desarrollo Municipal
    Barrio El Centro, frente al Parque,
    Cinquera, Departamento de Cabañas, El Salvador, C.. A.

    Organización sin fines de lucro. Non profit organization based in El Salvador, Central America.

    E mail: welcome_to_elsalvador at yahoo dot com

    English, español, Deutsch, italiano, français


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