Travel Blogs from San Salvador, 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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... at 7am and get my ass out of bed after that. I had a great sleep but still feel pretty dodgy. I want to explore San Salvador city centre before grabbing a bus to Santa Ana from where I will spend my birthday. The guide book is pretty frank about ...

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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... 11th century. In 1525, Pedro de Alvarado, a lieutenant of Cortés of Spain, conquered El Salvador. El Salvador, with the other countries of Central America, declared its independence from Spain on 15th September 1821, and was part of a federation of ...

The Money, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

The Money

A travel blog entry by hanscottclaire

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... everything and we just had to go along with it and r.e.l.a.x. On Friday night we were joined by a couple he knows from San Salvador, both young hotshot economists with plenty to talk about and plenty of questions for us about the UK, the US, what we ...

Transiting the capital, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Transiting the capital

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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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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... . Indeed, our hotel was great and cheap and filled with Peace Corps volunteers (cheap, good hotels are a rarity in San Salvador, and El Salvador´s tourism industry in general isn´t very developed). The hotel was only 2 blocks from the mall-world ...

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 ditch ...

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 ...

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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... was fine...no strange fees (actually, no fees at all) and they didn't even stamp my passport when I came into the country. San Salvador is.....crazy. I was super super super scared when I first got here because it seems to be a hugely high crime ...

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 ...

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

I Need A Break!!

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... theatre to a group of perplexed locals. No wonder they don't like us much. I can't say I really liked the centre of San Salvador. No welcoming parklands like in the other towns we've visited recently and everyone was staring at us so we moved on. I ...

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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... take a 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 ...

Luxury Buses - The Return Journey, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Luxury Buses - The Return Journey

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... spending another night in their country, but I had no choice. 3 hours later at 9pm we finally pulled into the bus depot in San Salvador. 4 countries down, 1 to go but that'd have to wait till the morning. For now I was glad for the basic hotel room ...

Still here in the expensive city, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Still here in the expensive city

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... me an excuse to go to real businesses like Subway and get lunch to break my 10's and 20's. The biggest danger I have observed in San Salvador is ... man hole covers ... or the lack of them. You need to watch where you're walking so you don't mysteriously ...

Going home...., San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Going home....

A travel blog entry by jessica_cdn

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Yesterday I made a rather interesting decision. I booked a flight home for tomorrow! I know, most of you reading this blog will think that that came right out of nowhere! However, I´ve been pretty homesick since I left, so I decided to catch a flight ...

Entering El Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Entering El Salvador

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... of the hilly bits and still keep on going, we arrived at "la Libertad" which is south west of San Salvador" is like the "Skegness" of El Salvador. Only with really good surf waves and black boulders for a beach!!! Everybody and their dog was here with ...

passport withheld, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

passport withheld

A travel blog entry by kris

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... obviously not interested in your horn and whistles, he didnt manage to change anyones mind to suddenly want to go to San Salvador. As we reached a great storm arrived pinning all the passengers under a small overhang of corregated iron that only managed ...

A little splurge after a nightmare bus ride, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

A little splurge after a nightmare bus ride

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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... on our way. At 2am we found ourselves in a rather sketchy part of town (which at this time of night is most of San Salvador). We were cresting a hill when we noticed a police officer in full swat gear, barring the helmet, with both hands on his ...

Moving Fast, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Moving Fast

A travel blog entry by midlifecrisis

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... abroad that sends money home. These annual remittances equal about 16% of GDP. Additionally, there is substantial foreign investment in San Salvador. The city has an industrious feel and momentum seems to be on their side. I caught a few innings of ...

The ocean kicks my ass, La Libertad, El Salvador travel blog

The ocean kicks my ass

A travel blog entry by hildreth75

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... compared to Gautama la.  The moment we crossed the border you could tell that everything was just a bit nicer.  Arriving in San Salvador we caught a school bus down south to the beaches.  We ended up staying in a little guest house that was ...

Travel Day (And more about soccer), San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Travel Day (And more about soccer)

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... bag, in the seat in front of us) took us past a herd of cattle (some with their horns cut off) and through the mountians to San Salvador.  A local bus got us close enough to cut through a path, and arrive at our hotel. We´ll be spending the next few ...

San Salvador, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

San Salvador

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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John and I spent the day today exploring the city of San Salvador.  It´s busy, crowded, and the streets are jam-packed with people selling anything you can think of (but especially DVDs).  We visited a few of the sights around town, including ...

Soccer, Soccer and More Soccer, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Soccer, Soccer and More Soccer

A travel blog entry by kimandjohn

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... last chance to qualify -- they had to win against El Salvador AND have the US beat or tie Costa Rica. The game was here in San Salvador, and John went to check it out.  The crowd was about 50:50 between the two teams, and you could feel the tension ...

Famous for Guns, gangs and ex-guerillas, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Famous for Guns, gangs and ex-guerillas

A travel blog entry by nickiandal

... and just chilled in our room, reading and watching some TV... (well, had it on in the background...!) I actually felt safer in San Salvador than I did in Managua last night... We had quite an early night, although the guy next to us was speaking really ...

San Miguel El Salvadore, San Miguel, El Salvador travel blog

San Miguel El Salvadore

A travel blog entry by courtrand

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... dont speak Spanish or something or we were just way way lost.   We decided to stop trying to find a decent place to camp in El Salvador - its just too easy to get really lost and end up on sandy roads and so we got back on the Pan American Highway ...

Quién son los Héroes?, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Quién son los Héroes?

A travel blog entry by vickicooper

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... as we all know, you can't believe everything you read (especially in LP... surely it must be higher than fifth?)!  Incidentally San Salvador features in LP's poll too, but way down in sixth place.  I've survived many a day and night loitering ...

Is San Salvador the 51st state?, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

Is San Salvador the 51st state?

A travel blog entry by sierranica

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... from my peace corps group, Luke and Kathryn. We rode the Tica bus for 12 hours and passed through Honduras and arrived in San Salvador. . . the city of the super malls!! San Salvador has no less then 5 mall complexes, each of them huge!! They have ...

El Savador, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

El Savador

A travel blog entry by allymeier

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... near the coast as a result of the storm so not surfing turned out to be a good option. We spent one more night back in San Salvador before heading out to Nicargua, visiting some of the more cultural sights like the cathedral, museums and the ...

Illegal Alien, San Miguel, El Salvador travel blog

Illegal Alien

A travel blog entry by linds_and_ryan

... beautiful, and the bucolic village we stayed in was nestled next to a creek that was running down the hill into El Salvador. Two interesting experiences that I had involved unofficial, international border crossings. The first involved a man who had ...

The last Alux Nahual concert!, San Salvador, El Salvador travel blog

The last Alux Nahual concert!

A travel blog entry by rubyfunk

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... Salvador that weekend - of course I agreed! We left on Thursday 6th of July and drove the 3 or so hours to San Salvador, the capital city. Border crossing was once again interesting for me - photocopies were made of my passport etc etc but ...

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