Rough Capitals and Revolutionaries February 23rd 2011 We were less than impressed as we entered San Salvador after a long bus trip from the other side of Guatemala. The level of litter, always about in Central America, seemed to increase as we neared the capital and I guess it was fortunate that nightfall came before we had to come to grips with the look of the capital itself. The Tica Bus delivered us to its base. Typically for here, the bus was bac ... read more
Central America Caribbean » El Salvador » Eastern » Perquín El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839. A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that prov... ... read more
We try to post about once a week talking about where we have been, impressions we have gained and some photos. Our aim is to keep a record of our travels that will sustain us as the memories fade. We also want to keep those at home, and anyone else around, as informed as they wish to be.
We have been on the move now since late 2008 and plan to continue for a while yet. A pair of old-ish Australians who plan to see the places we have missed in the past before the backs, hips and knees make it all too hard. We intend to be on the road, sea or in the air for as long as it takes. We have to ... full info