Published: December 14th 2006December 14th 2006
getting to know my macro
this wekend we drove to this litttle surf town called el zonte on the west coast of el savador and OH MY GOD...i had no preconseptions of what the country had to offer since i really new nothing about it..and therefor thought it was dangerous...well all of latin america can be dangerous but then so can commercial drive!
the community was solid there, and we were escourted by denny himself from dennys beach(the resort here) oh ya we are back now..its only a four hour drive.so going with denny was spectacular because we entered there with a level of respect. I felt connected right off the bat..everyone was so open !
when we got there saturday night they just happened to be having the biggest beach parties of the summer(its there summer right now..kids are even on summer vacation ) so iona and i partied(sober) there were four groups that played; hiphop, thrash metal , reggea then ska..it was really well rounded but my favorite was the ska...they were the best group, i think they headlined and they played last. then after everyone(hundreds of people) moved to the beach where there was a huge bonfire and firedancers and a
the national food, pupusas..yummy
crazy drumgroup that went off..it was really tribal..it was amazing..majic!! then we went to bed.. next day we hung out on the beach and cruised around later i went of for dinner with some local kids, they took me for pupusas..the national food its like a pizza pocket but made with corn and beans and cheese and is made from scratch on the spot..later that night ended up being a recker! i got invited to play rum ping pong..dangerous. basicly it was ping pong with a glass of cuba libre(rum and coke) the rules were if the person hits the other persons glass you had to chupa(take a chug, chupe is the verbe for suck it) if you hit your own glass you took two chupas then if you got the ball in the other persons glass they had to chug the entire glass..it got messy with probably 25 people playing into the night...i really got drunk than everyone started pushing each other into the pool i got hurt..someone pushed me and i wasn't ready(and drunk) i hit my head.i got a gouge right above my eyebrow it will probably scar..its still swollen...but i am ok ..but it didnt..and since
they are all surfers they had a really good first aid kit on hand and gave me a butterfly stitch and cleaned it up amediatly..all in all it was crazy but fun..the next two days were spent on the beach!! now tomorrow we are going to the worlds only hotspring waterfall then tikal.
i had some great conversations about surfing and it made me want to snowboard..iam really looking forward to coming home..i definetly feel like my trip is winding down..and it made me want to do the drive from canada south even more.. the longer i am here the more easily i see it...it is actually quite safe to drive in these countries..just not at night..and the main reason for that is because some cars don't have headlights and semmy trucks don't have tail lights!
all in all i have had an amazing trip and it is really making me appreciate the idea of home..and i know i will have to get probably two jobs! i have come to terms with it..action and reaction..i have played hard, now it is time to buckle down again..while still making enough time to ride of course!!!!
have been eating lots of seafood, but i will not be eating gibnip anytime soon if ever!
as well i have been doing my best to eat what the locals eat, pupusas for example.
and kyla hope these photos satisfy you!!
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