Courtyard by Marriott San Salvador
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Very nice and safe location with a mall and restaurants close by. Clean room, night staff may have been cranky but day staff was really friendly.
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Leaving the country for any period of time is never smooth, and this time is no different. As I was racing back to the house to grab some forgotten medication, and my car gives a sudden, sickening lurch accompanied by an explosion from under the hood and billowing black smoke. Great. I'm already late, and now this. I coast down the toll road exit …
... is a steep climb up or down. It is an impressive complex but it was dark when we arrived so I will see more of it tomorrow.
Tidbit 2 - in our discussions we spoke about the high number of taxi drivers who have been killed in Honduras this year. Taxi drivers must pay a ¨war tax¨ to whichever gang is dominant in the area. The gang members are smart enough not to colllect the money as that would identify them (like as if they aren´t obvious!!). The gang will designated ...
... called Maria over. He told her she needed to be strong, that this has happened today but things are always able to get worse tomorrow. She had a son who was with the Guerrillas. She agreed and he went on his way. He pointed to a disturbed piece of ground that made up the choppy landscape of the mountain we were standing on, saying it was where a bomb had fallen, attempting to hit Guerrillero's who were occupying this area. He explained that in his opinion, ...
... about to do. We also met some of the family - Marbelle (the mom), her 21 year old daughter Jacklyn, and her 2 year old son Tony. They were shy but expressed their gratitude for us being there.
Despite not having done any work yet, they fed us lunch. Then we made a trip up the street to use the washroom at the family's existing home. The picture below shows the neighbours yard and house, and other houses in the area ...
... of how your stomach will handle it.
The constantly sore tailbone from sitting so much. Sunburn, heat rash, headaches. Gravol, ginger and upset stomaches. Poor plumbing (internally and externally). The constant perfume cocktail of sunscreen and bugspray. Loud hostel mates, loneliness and a longing for the creature comforts of home. Achy shoulders and sore feet from carrying heavy bags. An ongoing unhappiness with how much you ...