Hotel La Joya del Golfo
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... This is the El Salvadorean national dish, you don't find it in other CA countries hardly ever.. Pupuserias only open at night and all very similar.. basically fried tortilla filled with meat and cheese or mushroom and cheese for me.. covered in runny tomato salsa like you get from tinned tomatoes! not my favourite dish to be honest but at least it's authentic.
We ate those, drank some beer then hit the hay..we had wandered round the town, took 5 ...
... hours by bus from El Salvador for a
tranquil beach walk.
We came to Padre Ramos Estuary
because it is home one of the world’s most inspiring sea turtle conservation
projects. Our motley group of international sea turtle experts was there as
part of a research expedition to study and protect one of the world’s most
endangered turtle populations, the Eastern Pacific hawksbill sea turtle.
Led by the ...
... our bags on the top of the chicken bus then took a hellish 4.5 hour drive to the Cosigüina volcano. I say hellish ONLY because of how incredibly hot, dusty, crowded and slow it was, and how it seemed to stop every few hundred meters. Haha. We got off the bus at the end of the road actually. A dirty little pulperia where the bus waits all night until it heads back the other way at 6am. Starts at sea level, actually just about half ...
... back to the hotel, grooms his feathers carefully, and goes to the kitchen where the staff feed him. Since the moment we got here our dogs have been curious about him. We told the owner that we would keep the dogs away from Albert, and he replied "Don't worry about it, Albert can defend himself. He'll pick at them a few times with his beak and the dogs won't try to ...
... The locals are all over the beach and waiting to steal the eggs. Whoever spots the site first gets to claim it and the bounty. Selling turtle eggs is illegal but this doesn’t seem to stop anyone. The hotel buys some of the eggs and buries them in a protected sand area (‘the incubator’), allowing them to hatch.
On our first day here, after putting our luggage in the room we go to ...