Tetelque

Tetelque is that weird feeling between your tongue and your teeth when you eat unripe fruit or spinach. It's a cool Salvadoran word, but it has absolutely nothing to do with this blog, other than the occasional picture of mamones, which kind of invoke the feeling of tetelque.

My name is Christina. I live in El Salvador. (It's kind of a long story.) I'll probably write about that a lot. This blog was originally meant for my family in the States, so they could keep track of my adventures over here, but I'm pretty sure they've never read it. So instead, I dedicate this to you, whoever you may be.



Interrogatives   Declaratives
Heating up some tamales de elote, riguas, and a half-eaten new corn tortilla for dinner.

Heating up some tamales de elote, riguas, and a half-eaten new corn tortilla for dinner.

Anona

Anona

I needed two glasses to hold all of the coconut water.

I needed two glasses to hold all of the coconut water.

My husband climbed someone’s guayaba tree to steal this for me. That’s love, folks.

My husband climbed someone’s guayaba tree to steal this for me. That’s love, folks.

Salpicón de res

Salpicón de res


Flowers winding down from the roof.


Breakfast of champions.

Breakfast of champions.

Zapote!

Zapote!

Frijoles y maíz

Alfombras

Caimito

Mango con alguashte. (Alhuashte?)

Mango con alguashte. (Alhuashte?)