Hilton Princess San Salvador
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... picked up a melon and banana smoothie from a little place next to the hostel. At least I now had something in my stomach.
The shuttle bus turned up just after nine and as usual, I was the last pick up. It turned out that all but three of us were heading to the main city airport, so they got dropped off first while I was next. The last couple were getting dropped off nearby at one of the domestic bus terminals as they were heading for the coast. The journey had ...
Last stop, the ATM for cash and grocery for some cookies. I really wanted animal crackers, but we couldn't find them! I should have been more proactive about getting cash earlier in the week! When I couldn't get enough money out of the ATM, I remembered that I set a daily limit and I needed more than that. Bummer! Well, I'll get the limit, call my bank from my Skype account, and go back to the AMT for the rest tomorrow! OK, it will all work!
Back to Oasis and ...
... and seeing all the gigantic fresh fish and ceviche was pretty impressive. Probably some of the biggest fish we've seen in our lives. At the other end of the market to the pier the fishermen hauled in and gutted their fresh catch, blood and fish guts everywhere. When we walked back through the main area though we couldn't help but try the fresh prawns. It was great to see this small-scale local fishing market thriving, however ...
Arriving in this crazy city was smooth and painless enough I suppose. I had walked from my hotel in Santa Ana to the bus stop; no mean feat in the b˝lazing heat with all my bags. It was a good 20-30 mins, and the bus came within 5 mins. It is very reasonable for an especiale bus at $1.35 to go from one city to another. If only transport prices back in Europe were so decent!
I got a taxi to my hotel and checked in. I had to do a bit ...
... it, and I hope I can speak for everyone here when I say that. I realised that to me this country is perverse- people selling drinks in plastic bags, the animals (dogs, chickens, horses and cows) roaming free and visiting houses as if on urgent business, th e way they label their bottles 1.000L and the fact that a constant subtle burning spell is treated as completely normal. But in England (at least in London) we don't make eye contact ...