Hilton Princess San Salvador
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... of public transport we pass through much more quickly as there is much less queuing involved. We've easily shaved off hours doing this.
As we passed through Honduras it looked stunning. The route gave us views of green rolling hills and in the distance the mountain peaks of Cerro El Pital which crosses into Honduras from El Salvador, and Pico Congolon merging into Nicaragua, both blanketed with woodland mainly pine ...
Our hotel is actually in a residential district, a small hotel but very nice. We settle into our rooms and later meet for a neighborhood orientation walk. The area is the Antiguo Cuscatlan neighborhood and my first impression not a good one; there is an armed guard near the front door of the hotel - hmmm. As we walk, in about a block two more armed ...
... I found the structures to be stunning! I have seen hexagonal rock formations before, but not this impressive!
In the end, we didn´t do an FMLN tour either as we found out there are no English guides available. Instead, go to the Centro arte para La Paz to watch two films in English about the Civil War and the guerillas. At least we learnt a little from watching these films. If you can understand Spanish, I think I would recommend taking a tour as ...
... on getting some paper mâché forms ready for a July festival. We then walked up a very steep street to a museum. The man there is an artist and paints art pieces as well murals. He offers lessons for whatever price people are able to pay. In the museum there were many pictures and statues of Jesus, as well as artifacts from various churches. His son was practicing piano while we were there and he and Richard (a 65 year old group member who loves to sing) ...
... just continuing his journey south, and an old French guy who’d just sacked off his stuff back home and was just motorbiking across the whole of Latin America, still roughing it up even though he clearly didn’t have to!
There was also some middle aged deep south American woman, who seemed to think we would all like to impromptuently (is that even a word?) listen to her sing Metallica, and give her best James Hetfield impression. ...