I was sitting on my porch today thinking it was two years ago that I got off of the plane in San Salvador and started my retirement life here in El Salvador, I cannot believe how time flies by us and how short life really is. I must say I am very happy that I chose to retire at age 62, however I would never have been able to do this and live in the United States, I would have had to live a very poor life style or I would have had to work until I was in my 70’s. My wife and I live very comfortable on my Social Security payments, but in the United States this would not have even paid rent and groceries.
I enjoy El Salvador because the weather is always warm (very warm), the people are very friendly and there are so many beautiful beaches close by (we are about 30 minutes form some very nice ones). There is also a lot of historical sites, museums and other beautiful sites to see. El Salvador is really a great country to visit and live in.
In the last two years I have been able to accomplish some of my goals. My wife and I built our dream home, I have become a resident of El Salvador and I started this blog site, which is becoming very popular thanks to you, my subscribers. I also have been able to travel the country and see many of the beautiful sites and learn more of the customs and ways of the wonderful people of El Salvador which has hopefully allowed me to help other people of the world to understand the country and the people a little better. I must admit I need to put more effort into learning Spanish, this is hard for me.
I have attached some pictures of our home, from the start of construction up to today. The construction of our home took about seven months, the landscaping, will, we are still working on that.
I would be very grateful to have your comments or questions on anything you would like to know about El Salvador.
The pictures start from the bottom (oldest) and move up.