Travel Blogs from San Salvador
Today was supposed to pretty straightforward. We planned to leave the hotel at 9am. Juan and. Brian were taking their cars to accommodate the five members of our team and our luggage. Although Juan was there around 9am, Brian had car problems and didn't arrive until close to the 9:30am.
Our first stop was to be Parque El Boqueron, the crater …
I was packed and downstairs for coffee at 6:30 AM, but most of the group didn't come down until a bit after 7 AM (I'm figuring everyone was doing last minute packing odds and ends). Also most of us donated out old work clothes and I also donated a few of my extra tee shirts. After breakfast(around 8 AM) we all hopped on the bus and headed for San …
... the last ceremonial center of the Maya, with temples and pyramids, but it was destroyed by the Spanish and no trace remains. Nowadays it is a pretty tourist town, with hotels and guesthouses around the outer ring of the island facing the lake. It is also pretty hot here, so we regularly cool off by jumping from one of the jetties into the lake. And this is a good base to explore the nearby ruins of Tikal. Because of the heat we leave early, 4:30am, and ...
... off from interpreting.. They even offered to walk us home like gentlemen but we decided we could go it alone as we weren't far away from our beds.. It was a great evening, no hidden agendas, just interesting company, got recommended some local music and shared tunes on the jukebox. Luckily for us we swapped details and both Fidel and Luis reappear in my travels later on..
Thanks guys! What a lovely welcome to El Salvador.... will never forget it!
... the family- who changed their plans to come and get me 6 hours early. Gracias! Jess & Julio, Javier & Czerena, Mauricio & Claire, Mauricio & Maria and Carolina & Jean Paul (and the driver of the minibús) were at the airport to greet me. Carolina is a cousin of Julio and Jean Paul is her fiancé / husband-to-be on December 28th (today). They both work for Taca airlines and spoke English fluently and were extremely nice to me ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool