Sacagawea in El Salvador
Sacagawea has made her way to El Salvador. If I buy a coke and pay with a five dollar bill I can just about guarantee I will get four golden dollars back as my change. It is as if the US sent all the coins here due to their "popularity" in the States. Even though the golden dollar was first minted in 2000, eleven years later, it is the new craze here in El Salvador. Though it is not really by choice. It is quite annoying because now my purse is ten pounds heavier due to the beloved coin. Just a side note, as some may be wondering why we are using the American dollar in El Salvador, they switched currency from the colon to the dollar in 2001.