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El Salvador: Final thoughts

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

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Yea, I still haven´t given my final thoughts about Nicaragua. I am painfully aware of that fact, but I am once again almost a whole country behind and I need to get caught up. The other thing I am finding is that for some reason I am not so interested in the civil and US fed wars that occurred here even though the atrocities were the same as that has happened in all the other war torn countries that I have visited. I guess that the subject matter is falling into the same categories as visiting markets or ruins. Too much too often and you become numb to it. I will however do some more research as it does warrant it and I am sure my way of breaking down complexities into a sixth grade level book report will surely help somebody who wants to know but doesn´t really want to put forth any real effort.

So, to be continued later.

Last stop: La Palma, El Salvador

Friday, January 29th, 2010

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I could have made it after a long day, but I wasn´t under much time constraint and was looking forward to another relaxing spot in El Salvador before crossing into Honduras. Checking the old LP guidebook it showed a nice little mountain town fairly close to the border. It was another perfect climate mountain town but it has an artistic flair as the originator of the El Salvadorean Näive Art which is a style which El Salvador is known for around the world. The painter Fernando Llort first started the style here and he taught the locals to utilized the style. So now, on top of the many paintings and painted trinkets that come from the local population here, many of the houses and shops display the art form while it is possible to look into houses and watch the inhabitants painting away. I was surprised at how small the little village is but it also gets enough tourist traffic that all the normal tourist amenities are all within the two roads that pretty much make up the town center. For me, I really connected with the covered rooftop which houses a perfect laying hammock with views of the town on one side and the mountains behind.

And the next day concluded my romp through El Salvador.

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Photos: Juayua, El Salvador

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
dscn1322.JPG Oooh, colorful and shiny. Must buy something. dscn1323.JPG Stuff stuff everywhere and all for sale. dscn1324.JPG Even without the tourist stuff, the ... [Continue reading this entry]

Surf town Central America- El Primo: La Libertad

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
dscn1317.JPG I had a urge to see the ocean so it was a couple of buses to take me to the world renowned (in the surfer world I guess as I had never heard ... [Continue reading this entry]

SanVicente, El Salvador: Quick stops

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
dscn1316.JPG The guidebook said it was worthy of a short stop, so who am I to question that. One of the things that I am liking about the Central America travels is that ... [Continue reading this entry]

San Miguel, El Salvador

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
dscn1314.JPG Leaving the border post I met up with a Nicaraguan family from Somoto who were waiting for a bus to Guatemala. Apparently the father was on his way back to Texas in ... [Continue reading this entry]

El Salvador bound.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
dscn1311.JPG There is an agreement between Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua called the CA-4. Basically, they are making a somewhat similar agreement as in Europe. When you enter in any of ... [Continue reading this entry]