El Salvador's name still evokes images of the brutal civil war fought throughout the 1980s in its tangle of mountains and farmlands. The war, however, is over and the most turbulent aspect of El Salvador today is thankfully just its volcanic landscape.
El Salvador offers a whole new experience - watching a country strive to redefine itself. International organisations are helping to rebuild El Salvador, and participating in these developments and talking to the locals about their experiences and hopes are perhaps the most productive ways to visit.
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Off the beaten track