Veronica originally comes from El Salvador, a small country in Central America.
“Most people in Europe don’t know where it is because it’s one of the smallest countries in that area” she says with a smile. “One of the perks of living in such a small country is that everything is super close, you can reach out to the beach or to the mountains in just a few minutes so the options for various activities are endless.”
When asked about some interesting facts about El Salvador no one really knows about, Veronica says: “Not many people know that their official currency is US dollar. The country is famous for the lovely, sunny weather and therefore a perfect place for surfing. It’s a tropical country with more than 170 volcanoes, though only a few of them are active. It’s because of them and the constant tremors that the country is called the “Valley of the Hammocks”. But once you get used to all the tremors, it’s not that dangerous, haha”.
Veronica moved to Amsterdam two months ago but her European experience lasts much longer. The thing she misses most about her home is her family and friends. She loves to travel and she travels a lot, but she is used to that, no matter where she is, she is just a plane ride away from her family and she can visit them whenever she likes. “But this year the pandemic situation changed that”, says Veronica. She hopes that she will be able to visit her home soon.
The other thing she misses the most is the food. She tried finding the ingredients similar to the ones she is used to. “But it’s not completely the same so I’m finding out the ways to make it work. The closest I could find would be Mexican and Columbian food”.