La Porta Plaza Hotel
Travel Blogs from San Salvador
... but at least I didn't arrive in a purportedly dangerous city at night.
I didn't get off to a great start in the friendly stakes with my pupusa - the place Ana had recommended wasn't quite open yet, and I seemed to have interrupted their conversation at my second destination - but it was a small aberration. El Salvadorians would prove to be a very friendly and helpful bunch (I'm still writing a lot of this a week or two later), possibly moreso than ...
... whilst Sean hired a board and went for a surf as the waves were decent and no one was in! A pleasant surprise. Sean stupidly decided to wear his cap when surfing to avoid the midday sun, however subsequently lost it after 5 minutes! We really enjoyed the day and had a little regret that we didn't stay there, but at least we did get to see it. When back in el Tunco, we had a nice BBQ dinner at a bar/restaurant close to our hotel, lots of tasty meat! We had a couple ...
... at a beautiful hillside outdoor cafe. It is actually a bit overcast, cool and breezy so we enjoyed our orientation in the hotel courtyard. We were joined by another team led by Steve Burchfield from Michigan. All together we total 23. We ended the evening with a typical Salvadoran dinner at a popular local restaurant. Though tired from traveling we are excited to get to Santa Ana tomorrow to worship and renew friendships with the wonderful people at Cristo Rey Lutheran ...
... sulphur lake in the crater of the volcano. We could see (and smell) the sulphuric steam rising of the lake deep into the crater.
On the last morning I took a quick walk round the town centre which had attractive colonial buildings before Carlos kindly gave us a lift down to the bus. Our next stop will be at the coast so that we can take in (probably only by watching rather than doing) El Salvador's famous surf ...
... lunchtime we had a skype call with Cat's parents and then caught a bus into the centre to have a look round. The look round didn't take long though, apart from the main square with the Palacio Nacional and huge cathedral there were only a couple of plazas and a strange arched church. A little disappointed but glad to be getting out of the heat, we caught a bus back to the hostel. Whilst cooking dinner, I heard a lot of female giggling and soon found out that the girls were ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool