As if having to be safely indoors in San Salvador after dark wasn't bad enough, I had to come back to a hotel room with cardboard taped to the wall as a divide between my room and vermin that scratched around all night. Throwing flip flops at the cardboard would only offer temporary peace and quiet.
El Salvador December 11th 2008 I got an early chicken bus from Lake Atitlan in Guatemala to Guatemala City and shared a taxi to get to the bus terminal in zone 4. Guatemala City, like all the other capitals in Central America has a bad reputation but I late Sunday morning is probably the best time to visit. Just had an hour walking around before my bus went to San Salvador.
Arrived in San Salvador around 4pm and the place w ... read more
Central America Caribbean » El Salvador » Western » El Zonte 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