Hostal la Portada Bed and Breakfast
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... to the kids and headed backing to the hostel. After a good shower (did I mention I haven't had a hot shower since Roatan because Honduras and El Salvador only use cold water to shower?!) I got settled in a hammock and made friends with the other girl staying there. She was 31 and from Boston, spending a week in Suchi before heading to Peru to work as a finance manager. We made good friends and decided we needed a drink. A walk to the liquor tienda won is a bottle of ...
... This country is poor and tourism is not a major part of their economy yet, but if this airport is any indication, this place is way ahead of the other Central American countries we've seen. It looks Western, as in big city USA, compared to the funky Managua airport or even Panama City. I mean in the Managua terminal I saw broken handles on doors, missing ceiling tiles, bathroom with the sinks torn off (I am not joking). The drive from El Salvador, the ...
... s amazing what a difference your frame of reference makes. Yesterday Suchitoto was a dump where we would have to fill in three days. Today it was a delightful colonial town that would be hard to leave. Suchitoto hadn't changed, just my mindset. We spent the afternoon swimming in the pool, eating at the restaurant and sitting reading on our balcony. So wonderful. By early evening we headed out to have some dinner before finding a spot to see in the ...
... I don't mean armed with little hand guns they have BIG ASS guns, semi-automatic weapons and SWAT gear, strangely this does not make me feel safe. Seemingly every corner has one or two armed policemen, usually two. Hector explained that there have been a lot of problems with gangs and the heavy police presence is supposed to be a deterrent, I am just happy that we won’t be spending much time here .
I am part of a small organizing committee that each year organizes an ecumenical celebration near the feast day marking the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero in San Salvador. Bishop Romero is back in the news as the new Pope has accelerated the cause of sainthood of Romero, which in much of the Americas is quite unnecessary as he is already referred to as a saint by the people.
A short history - Romero was chosen ...