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... of town. Building after building is covered with colorful murals. People, animals, nature, citites.... many of these are made by the same artist, Axul. One of my favorites was a tree that was painted on the outside wall of his store that said "love, peace, harmony, life, and hope". Another one was a depiction of one of the many volcanoes around this area, coupled with some more traditional symbols. Another was on a school, and it showed a girl ...
... just to use an ATM, that you were unsure if it was actually going to work or not!
That town was also a dump and in my book said it was home to 'El Salvador’s most notorious and dangerous drug cartels’ – great, just the place you want to be stuck with all your belongings! Fortunately the ATM did work there, but it still wasn’t the nicest place to walk through and definitely had no intention of sticking around.
... we even moved. Joslyn took off at her usual pace, extremely fast. We are all sweating and slowly spreading out into smaller groups and she looks like it is a casual Sunday stroll. The first part of the uphill was under the canopy of the jungle, a lasting relief considering we were all working up a sweat, the last thing we wanted was the sun beating down on us. After 15 minutes or so, when my mind wa starting to ask for a rest, a miracle came.. A mirador. Aka lookout. Luckily ...
After about 5 minutes Carlos came back out with rubber boots, a machete, and a long rope. Stephan started laughing and said apparently we abseil down a waterfall. I thought he was joking, I didn't see any harness.
We headed off through Carlos' garden, down hill, always preferable to uphill in my book.
I wasn't really sure what we were in for and how my body would cope. In the information I read it sounded like quite a physical hike and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEsencia Nativa El Zonte
alex is awesome, bit spendy. awesome black sand beaches. three really good surf sessions. one all night party with the locals.
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