Hotel Gardenia Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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... and Zottun Willi...haha, oh I shared so many good laughs with her. Nare, the beautiful man I was blessed to meet from Thailand.
Some people just touch your heart in special ways, for no particular reason other than perhaps we have known each other before. Nare was like that, I felt like I found a brother in him...a brother from another lifetime. Soon he will be venturing off back ...
... 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 .
... and everyone looked middle class like us and dressed in fashionable trendy clothes. Had a great coffee and wandered around in the air conditioned confort ! As we were leaving, the mall we noticed that there were some shanties (similar to what we have been seeing in the rural áreas) directly across the street from the mall..... so strange and sad!
Got back to the hostel, had supper, and went to bed early..... so tired!
... with a lovely view over the valley and into the Honduran mountains. It was an excellent tour with a mixture of history, stories of civil war and then the positive stories of how people's lives have improved since the peace agreement in 1992. Dom also survived his first proper horse ride, and made a new friend in Gurion, his horse, even though he didn't like the carrots we brought as Salvadorean horses prefer mangoes!
... day I carted him off to the crater basin of a giant volcano!
We’d gone out for beers the night before and met another Couchsurfing host called Albert, who was a decent guy, and told me if you hiked into the basin of the volcano there were a group of rocks at the bottom where you could change all the letters around and spell what you want – PERRRRRFECT!
So we got there, got some pretty good views of the top and then ...