Blogs from San Salvador, Central, El Salvador, Central America Caribbean - page 15

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Hey yooo So I landed in El Salvador today around 8 in the morning. I think its the same time zone. Quick history Tyrannical government for 60 yrs. 10+ yr genocide during the 80´s. Peace resolution in 1992. Know maybe you know a lot more than you did? A quick note tambien. The food in Nicaragua is usually beans, rice, bananas, meat of some sort, a sour salad and some juice. The food in El Salvador fucking rocks the socks off of nica food. We are staying at this place called the Oasis in San Salvador and maybe the food is organic but it tastes soooo good. It turns your mouth alive with flavors that nicaragua have convinced me didn´t exist in Central America. Learned about the history of El salvador today. Damn messed up as ... read more


Danger, danger and more danger!! Before taking off on my Central American journey- this was what I thought of whenever someone mentioned El Salvador. Perhaps it had something to do with my father showing me videotapes of drug lords and gang kidnappings in the tiny Central American country and begging me "please, please whatever you do please do not visit El Salvador" over and over again or the countless other travelers telling stories about how crazy they "heard" the country was. In the end I decided to go to El Salvador based on many recommendations from other travelers WHO HAD ACTUALLY BEEN TO THE COUNTRY and spoke very highly of the Salvadoran people. In a place that sees very few tourists due to this so called "danger factor" glorified by the media and the proximity of ... read more
Wall Graffiti In Our Hostel


********THIS IS MY VERY FIRST ENTRY THAT I COULDN´T SAVE BEFORE FOR WHATEVER REASON....SO SOME OF THE STUFF IS REPEATED IN THE NEXT ONE!!******** Wow, I don´t even know where to start. Really. One day, and I have incredible stories. To begin with though-I haven´t figured out this Peruvian keyboard yet, and as usual, I´m in a rush...so excuse all the mistakes por favor. And there will be many. So, thanks to Brookie and Steve, I got from Chicago to LA without a hitch....LA was a little confusing. Huge airport. I started speaking Spanish in LA....South American airline. Left English behind awhile ago, and my head is aching. Getting to El Salvador was cool-flew over lots of jungle and volcanoes. The airport is close to the ocean....looks a lot like Iowa. Flat, agriculture...except more tropical with ... read more


So all good things come to an end..and my time abroad is coming to that. I am spending 8 hours on a layover in San Salvador in El Salvador..not too much fun as the city is too far..and the beach too...so a day of reading...and eating. I spend tonight in Toronto.and am home for the Easter weekend! The past week was really hard. Totally bittersweet as my host family is crazy and I went from sharing a room with the little brother and sister to sharing with 6 more family members from Tegicugalpa, another city in Honduras. Needless to stay I look forward to not sharing a single bed with a random family member..or eating solely fried chicken or rice beans and tortillas..lol The sunshine..kids..and coworkers were really hard to leave. I am a sun baby..and ... read more


A heavy day. We looked inside Monsignor Oscar Romero's shower stall, walked the power-less, power-full unionized factory, Just Garments, and then drove like hell to the border, stopping along the way to ask bystanders, "Which is the way to Guatemala?"... read more
CEAL Leader Gilberto Duenas
Tour Leader in El Salvador
Painting of Monsenor Romero El Salvador

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Sunday. Our first full day. An early breakfast, a walking tour, the beginnings of shopping. A long drive to a country none of us (driver and guide included) had ever been to before.... read more
Breakfast at the Hotel Spring
Guatemala City's old Post Office Building
Young Goat  herder moves animals


Oh my gosh, these past few days have been crazy! I´ve been jumping on a different bus, heading to a different city and country every day, constantly changing hotels (some pretty modest hotels, and that´s putting it gently). So, as some of you know, I´m spending about 2 months in Central America this winter. I´m starting my journey off in El Salvador, then Honduras, Nicaragua, back to Honduras to study Spanish, then to Belize for work. El Salvador So I arrived Jan 2nd, in San Salvador. I must say, it´s much more developed than I thought it would be! Many chains, malls, theatres, restaurants, and beautiful sights! Unfortunately I only stayed 1 night in San Salvador because it was pretty expensive to go anywhere worth seeing. I wanted to do some hiking & scuba diving, but ... read more


Places Visited. San Salvador, Guatemala City, Lake Atitlan, Xela Once again we took the easy way out and got the direct first class bus. We could get used to this easy traveling! Once we got to Guatemala City we got a chicken bus back to Lake Atitlan as I wanted to go back as I loved it so much the first time! Like I have mentioned before there is something about lakes and especially this one. Just amazing and to top it off the cheapest place we have stayed on our trip. I could live here it’s so perfect. We decided this time to also dive the lake as it is not often you get to dive at altitude 1562 m and it was something else to cross off the I have done list! The dive ... read more
Classy Bird!
Hippy Shel!
Sexy Girls!


Perquin to San Salvador. After Perquin we headed to the Capital. I had a plan to try and get to the capital so I could watch the highlights of the derby. To do this we had to get up at 4.30 am and catch 4 buses, Michelle loved this! We managed to get to the Hotel which had cable T.V about 20 mins after I thought it had ended. I still flicked through and my luck was in instead of showing the 20 mins highlights it replayed the whole match and I got to watch the rest of the game! Even though the result was foregone conclusions as city are shit it was still nice to watch! Of what we seen of the capital it was very similar to the other Central American capitals, overcrowded, polluted ... read more
San Salvador square


Fact: El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America there is a total of 11 volcanoes and the states here are called departments. I was reading the newspaper a few days ago and the stats claim that if your male between the ages of 19-35 regardless of where your from your at a 70% chance of being killed by the gangs here in the major cities of El Salvador. When I first arrived my aunts husband was waiting for me at the airport and took me straight to my moms cousins place thats right in the capital city. We stay here everytime we come because my only uncle lives in the state of Sonsonate which is 2 hours away on bus. I didnt leave the first few days for fear that I would shit myself ... read more
Charred rabbit
Me and my uncle




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