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How to spend an afternoon on Lake Coatepeque

In spending two or three days in El Salvador, I would highly recommend going to Lake Coatepeque for a day and night. For those Trinis who love a “River Lime” … then if you’re ever in El Salvador – this would be the perfect compromise. There are lake houses you can rent cheaply and bring your own stove and food. You can stay in one of the budget hotels here and go swimming in the lake and then then get completely wasted on El Salvadorean beer – it is generally pretty cheap …   They have four beers to choose ... Read More »

El Salvador … I admit I was wrong … you can absolutely rock 24 hours here

It’s true people. I can admit when I was utterly and completely wrong!! It’s not often that I am taken by surprise by any place. In fact, I’m usually the one crapping on other place by calling them “overrated”, as there are a lot of these places masquerading as magical destinations of wonderment. However, today I completely underestimated El Salvador as a destination and I’m here to say it out loud … you can come to El Salvador for a couple days and make it rock.   There are a number of prepackaged routes for the first time tourist in ... Read More »

Funny Wall Signs … Part 1

Funny Wall Signs … Part 1

When you’re travelling on the road, there are the regular traffic signs and warnings. Typical sign include Don’t Pass Yield Children Crossing However when you’re faced with the following signs, I typically have to stop and actually figure out what the hell the sign means …if just for a second or two. Some signs are pretty self explanatory like this sign in Helsinki, Finland Other signs are self explanatory … maybe a bit severe but they at least convey the point, that they’re not joking, like this sign in Antigua, Guatemala. Some signs are pretty self explanatory, but then you ... Read More »

How to get from Guatemala City to San Salvador (Using the Pullmantur Bus Service)

How to get from Guatemala City to San Salvador (Using the Pullmantur Bus Service)

There are a couple ways to get from Guatemala City to San Salvador. 1. You can always fly, as it’s less than an hour to fly back one way, but that option will still land you at 4 hours total connect time with customs/baggage etc. 2. The second option would be taking one of the luxury bus services back and forth through Guatemala-El Salvador-Honduras. Of course, we ended up taking the bus … because it really didn’t save us more time and driving through the hillside between Guatemala and El Salvador is very pretty and lush. In the end, we ... Read More »