Sonsonate Metro Centre
Escape perspiration with me at the Sonsonate Metro Centre.
Boy was it hot in El Salvador. For quite some time, there was an argument going on, whether or not it was winter. I knew that El Salvador was not below the equator, and was very much in summer. One thing we could all agree on though was that it was hotter there, than anywhere we had ever been.
One escape from the heat was the huge, air-conditioned Sonsonate Metro Centre. I thought it looked like an abandoned aircraft hanger, left over from the 60’s, that was converted into the place of the town--food courts, arcades, grocery stores, Gap Outfitters, electronic stores with $20,000 TV Sets, blasting old Disney cartoons. There were movie theaters and even a Clint Eastwood horse that you could ride--for a quarter.
That wasn’t really for me, so I was off in search of the Arcade to play graphic, bloody, vampire war games. Midway thru my quest, I discovered--much to my delight--the food court. This is when money comes in handy. Ice cream shops, pizza parlors, Chinese buffets, fast food, slow food, old food, and new food. On every wall, there were huge television screens spilling out American action sitcoms, which were dubbed into Spanish, by what sounded like an espresso bean factory.