High Plains Passport http://hppr.org en Farewell to the venture http://hppr.org/post/farewell-venture <p>The final farewell to an adventure well lived…</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 05:04:19 +0000 Valarie Smith 2817 at http://hppr.org Adapting to Kansas from El Salvador http://hppr.org/post/adapting-kansas-el-salvador <p>We are meeting with a young El Salvadoran, who has allegiance to his native country, while trying to fit in the best he can in our North American culture.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 05:04:51 +0000 Valarie Smith 2816 at http://hppr.org Indulging in pupusas in Garden City http://hppr.org/post/indulging-pupusas-garden-city <p>My taste buds are still seeking out food from Central America, so I am visiting an El Salvadoran restaurant in Garden City to appease my pupusa craving.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 05:00:21 +0000 Valarie Smith 2815 at http://hppr.org Heading home http://hppr.org/post/heading-home <p>Airports and Arrivals… the journey home begins.</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 05:00:03 +0000 Valarie Smith 2814 at http://hppr.org Sunset on Lake Coatepeque http://hppr.org/post/sunset-lake-coatepeque <p>We are sitting down on the shore of the largest lake in El Salvador, Lake Coatepeque, to watch the sun set behind the mountains as we say farewell to our time in El Salvador.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:30:52 +0000 Valarie Smith 2813 at http://hppr.org Retelling stories of the Salvadoran civil war http://hppr.org/post/retelling-stories-salvadoran-civil-war <p>In part two of exploring Mozote, we will meet with two local men to hear their touching stories of the massacre and the civil war of El Salvador.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 15:30:26 +0000 Valarie Smith 2812 at http://hppr.org Revisiting the site of a massacred village in El Salvador http://hppr.org/post/revisiting-site-massacred-village-el-salvador <p>This is the first of a two part series from Mozote El Salvador, a village that was massacred in 1981.&nbsp; We are meeting with a local woman to learn more.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:30:03 +0000 Valarie Smith 2811 at http://hppr.org The history of Tacuba, El Salvador http://hppr.org/post/history-tacuba-el-salvador <p>We are in Tacuba this week, were the first communist rally was held in El Salvador.&nbsp; We are joining native Osiris Gutierrez to learn more about&nbsp; the history of this town and this country.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:30:38 +0000 Valarie Smith 2810 at http://hppr.org The streets of Tacuba, El Salvador http://hppr.org/post/streets-tacuba-el-salvador <p>We are hitting the streets of Tacuba to check out the local fare.&nbsp; We will sample the likes of Candy Oranges and the acclaimed national food of El Salvador, Pupusas!</p> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 15:30:48 +0000 Valarie Smith 2809 at http://hppr.org The open markets of Juayua, El Salvador http://hppr.org/post/open-markets-juayua-el-salvador <p>In the peaceful mountain town of Juayua (why you ah), there thrives a market full of merchants young and old.&nbsp; Today, we will be meeting a few.&nbsp; From shoes to slabs of beef, just about anything is up for grabs.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 15:30:50 +0000 Valarie Smith 1403 at http://hppr.org Riding with San Salvadoran motorcycle club http://hppr.org/post/riding-san-salvadoran-motorcycle-club <p>Freedom can be defined in different ways, but freedom to these boys, all means the same thing.&nbsp; We are crawling on the back of motorcycles for a sea side stroll with the San Salvadoran club "Los Implacables" (em PLAH cah blez).</p> Fri, 18 May 2012 15:30:54 +0000 Valarie Smith 1402 at http://hppr.org The culture of El Salvador by the guitar http://hppr.org/post/culture-el-salvador-guitar <p>We are meeting with final guest in the series which explores the culture&nbsp; of El Salvador through art.&nbsp;&nbsp; However, we are changing it up a little today, by&nbsp; putting down the paint brush, and picking up the guitar.&nbsp;</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gNwbixwECY&amp;list=UUblhkJfWXR8KYw8Cy8PgYIQ&amp;index=4&amp;feature=plcp</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 15:30:35 +0000 Valarie Smith 1401 at http://hppr.org A mural of peace for El Salvador http://hppr.org/post/mural-peace-el-salvador <p>Antonio Bonilla, is our guest artist this week as we continue to explore El Salvador through the eyes of its artist.&nbsp; We catch up the the internationally acclaimed artist at the spot of latest endeavor, a mural about the peace agreement of El Salvador.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L87tAHiY3RQ&amp;list=UUblhkJfWXR8KYw8Cy8PgYIQ&amp;index=1&amp;feature=plcp</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 15:30:05 +0000 Valarie Smith 1400 at http://hppr.org Why is Art Important to a Culture? http://hppr.org/post/why-art-important-culture <p>Part One: We are continuing to get a feel for El Salvador through the eyes of three Artists, at a grass root art co-op in San Salvador. This week will be talking to artist Renacho Melgar, a founder of Urbano Colectivo.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhIb4JEHo_o&amp;list=UUblhkJfWXR8KYw8Cy8PgYIQ&amp;index=2&amp;feature=plcp</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:30:33 +0000 Valarie Smith 928 at http://hppr.org Museum of Words and Images Part Three http://hppr.org/post/museum-words-and-images-part-three <p>This week on HPP, we are continuing to learn more from Ana at the Museum of Words and Images. This week focuses on the civil war in El Salvador and the role that radio played.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a36hfa1ONRc&amp;list=UUblhkJfWXR8KYw8Cy8PgYIQ&amp;index=3&amp;feature=plcp</p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 15:30:10 +0000 Valarie Smith 927 at http://hppr.org Museum of Words and Images Part 2 http://hppr.org/post/museum-words-and-images-part-2 <p>We are continuing to explore the museum of words and images in San Salvador with a look at the archbishop Oscar Romero.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh8OkRmsqW0&amp;feature=relmfu</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:30:14 +0000 Valarie Smith 926 at http://hppr.org