Travel Blogs from El Salvador

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Yet another crazy capital!, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Yet another crazy capital!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... going. I have enjoyed seeing the capital, I know what it looks like, feels like and smells like but for anyone coming to El Salvador, there is no real reason to see this place unless you really want to challenge yourself. Back at the guesthouse, urgh, I ...

Another one of those places..., Tacuba, El Salvador travel blog

Another one of those places...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... . For dinner we had a marvelous feast courtesy of Manolo´s mother, serenaded by Manolo´s father on the guitar, and further entertained by the escapades of Rex.   And so my El Salvador sadly adventure comes to an end, with music and ...

Round up of the trip so far..., Santa Ana, El Salvador travel blog

Round up of the trip so far...

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... was the mountain bike brakes failing on one of the steeper downhill sections of the aptly named El Imposible national park in El Salvador! City: For Tasha its Guadalajara in Mexico and for Keith its our first stop Mexico City. Town: We both voted ...

Impossible Passes, No Gringos and Popusas!, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Impossible Passes, No Gringos and Popusas!

A travel blog entry by dospollos

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... was part of a federation of Central American states until that union dissolved in 1838. For decades after its independence, El Salvador experienced numerous revolutions and wars against other Central American republics. From 1931 to 1979 El Salvador was ...

The Money, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

The Money

A travel blog entry by hanscottclaire

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... a TV in his car for Chrissake. This is when we realised we were hanging out with the jetsetting elite of Guatemala and El Salvador. All young, single (well, not married anyway), up-and-coming, rightwing (obviously) yuppies from these places where you hear ...

Perquin and into Nicaragua, perquin, El Salvador travel blog

Perquin and into Nicaragua

A travel blog entry by hanscottclaire

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Claire and Scott: In the past week we finished traveling El Salvador and have now arrived in Nicaragua, the 5th out of the 8 central American countries we are visiting. In San Salvador, last Friday, we had to say ciao for now to Han, and she is now ...

DnD BnBnB.... or the Bermuda Triangle of Honduras, Los Naranjos, Honduras travel blog

DnD BnBnB.... or the Bermuda Triangle of Honduras

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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So, after leaving Comayagua (still shuddering over the headboard and the weasels), we headed out to the Lago de Yojoa. Now, I keep thinking that our Lonely Planet guide will get better for some reason, but again and again it disappoints. It gave ...

Back to relaxing again, Lago Coatepeque, El Salvador travel blog

Back to relaxing again

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Friday Have a fruit salad breakfast in the sunshine and chill for a few hours.  Then walk until the bus arrives to take us up the hill to the mirador or viewpoint area to look at the restaurants.  Opt for one and have lunch looking at the lake ...

Transiting the capital, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Transiting the capital

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Just sort of absorbing..., Juayua, El Salvador travel blog

Just sort of absorbing...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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So I've finally made it to El Salvador, known for its civil wars and general scariness for any gringa travelling alone.  No one really comes here, which is at least half the reason why I wanted to.  Well, that and the good food, beautiful ...

San Salvador Mall Tour 2006, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

San Salvador Mall Tour 2006

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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... and up high in Guatemala. Semana Santa starts soon, and we need to be settled in Xela before then. Note on border crossings: El Salvador border officials are the only ones so far that seem to look at your passport, and look they do--we were in lines ...

Feliz Cumpleanos Gringo!, Santa Ana, El Salvador travel blog

Feliz Cumpleanos Gringo!

A travel blog entry by aborder

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... away from the shore, the steep cliff makes for passing to Guatemala pretty impossible this way, but still an interesting image. El Salvador. I thank thee for hosting a ginger gringo on his birthday. I'm sorry I did not visit your beautiful beaches but ...

Small town..., Suchitoto, El Salvador travel blog

Small town...

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... . The FMLN guerrillas hid in the nearby mountains and caves near here and caused havoc. I went with some of my friends from San Salvador in a pick up truck. On the way back we were stopped by the police at a checkpoint. Were we speeding? Would they want ...

The Home of ¨Pisco, Pisco Equi, Chile travel blog

The Home of ¨Pisco

A travel blog entry by catters

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The home of Pisco (in Chile) is undoubtedly a beautiful place loved by ...

It must be something in the water here......, San Miguel, El Salvador travel blog

It must be something in the water here......

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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I arrived in San Miguel around noon, and within two minutes I had several guys seriously hitting on me. They kept asking about my boyfriend back home, and if he had as good a job as them etc. It was pretty funny....and yet also scary. I managed to ...

The sun is out and we are happy!, Santa Ana, El Salvador travel blog

The sun is out and we are happy!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... , just outside San Salvador, offer a convenient way to take advantage of natural facilities safely and comfortably. Travelling around El Salvador is a lesson in humility. Contrasting with the vibrant colour and sweep of the landscape, the overwhelming ...

A couple of days in the sun....., El Zonte, El Salvador travel blog

A couple of days in the sun.....

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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I decided to get out of San Salvador as quickly as possible, as it was just a very scary place. Since I wasnt quite all better, I went to the beach near La Libertad. The beach was okay, good for surfing (which I didnt do!) but they had a nice pool, good ...

Guns, Guns, everywhere but not a shot fired, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Guns, Guns, everywhere but not a shot fired

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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I am in San Salvador, the ultra modern capital city and the nightlife here is, borrowing an expression from one of my British friends, "proper amazing". They use the US dollar so for the first time in over two months, I am using good ole American ...

From Rainy Guatemala to Sunny El Salvador, Suchitoto, El Salvador travel blog

From Rainy Guatemala to Sunny El Salvador

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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... in the film Gorillas in the Mist. The next day we decided to head right down through Guatemala to get us near the border with El Salvador and ended up spending the night at a town called Chiquimula. It was a huge change for us to be in quite a modern ...

Rushing to the lake, Lago Coatepeque, El Salvador travel blog

Rushing to the lake

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... a couple of villages with small shops and stops a lot to let people on and off.  We get to the biggish town of El Congo before we start descending down windy roads when we get our first glimpse of the lake.  It looks like a huge green bowl full ...

Is our bus driver selling coke??!?, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Is our bus driver selling coke??!?

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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ooooh sketchy bus rides. I left Antigue this morning and got a bus in Guatemala city for El Salvador. I met a great Brit, Sasha, and we hung out at the very very dodgy bus station for a while. We met this guy who we assumed was our bus driver, and he ...

Dragging ourselves away to colonial splendour!, Suchitoto, El Salvador travel blog

Dragging ourselves away to colonial splendour!

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... cruel for eating such a beautiful creature though) we watch another sunset and try to avoid the mossies.  Ralli tells us about El Salvador and local politics. He is adamant it wasnt a civil war here but just terrorists trying to take over and create ...

Transiting San Miguel, San Miguel, El Salvador travel blog

Transiting San Miguel

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Quick stop in the mountains, Alegria, El Salvador travel blog

Quick stop in the mountains

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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 The morning of the 29th we left the beach and 5 buses later we were in the mountains in a quaint little mountain town called Alegria. A long day on buses which means of course little food, but we are used to that by now. Settled into our smallest ...

La Libertad, El Salvador, La Libertad, El Salvador travel blog

La Libertad, El Salvador

A travel blog entry by greg-adrienne

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... least the one´s we drove - that rival Mexico´s toll highways in terms of smooth surfaces and wide shoulders. After El Salvador, the only country between us and our return to Mexico was Guatemala. Highlights: - Volcano boarding, Leon: Bigfoot ...

Back to the beach, El Zonte, El Salvador travel blog

Back to the beach

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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 After the coffee tour we headed for the beach and after a few buses we were back on the pacific coast at El Zonte, a beautiful black sand beach. Settled into the hostel and went to check out the beach. Walked along the beach for a bit, the waves ...

EL SALVADOR, Suchitoto, El Salvador travel blog

EL SALVADOR

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... cities were like, before they were invaded by the tourist masses. It's nice to think that places like this still exist. El Salvador, a country that most tourists avoid, but we're really glad we came here. The people have been the friendliest so far ...

I Need A Break!!, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

I Need A Break!!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... ! I had the headache from hell but there was nowhere else I could move to. It states in the LP that crossing into El Salvador can be a bit trickier and the searches more thorough but it was one of the easiest border crossings I have experienced. We ...

Feliz Navidad!, Barra de Santiago, El Salvador travel blog

Feliz Navidad!

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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First of all, we want to wish you all a very merry christmas and happy holidays! Be sure to watch the video in the photo section of this entry to see just how sincere we are about this... We caught a ride from our crazy guide Manolo part way to our next ...

think Crater Lake, but bigger, Lago Coatepeque, El Salvador travel blog

think Crater Lake, but bigger

A travel blog entry by casey_matt

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... dip in the cool clear waters of the crater lake. Since it was the weekend, many "capitalinos" (second-home owners from San Salvador) were partying at the pier restaurant next door. We wandered over and had a beer, played cards, and watched the ...

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