El Salvador
Río Sinacamapán

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    • Day 65

      Iglesia en la noche

      March 10, 2022 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

      Avec une nuit de plus en plus sombre, entre une petite assiette de yuca frita en guise d'entrée et l'attente de nos pupusas. Ce soir la commande est de 2 locales, les grandes avec tout dedans et ici c'est même avec crevettes et ail, et 2 autres normales, mais grandes ici, una espinaca y una ayote con queso 😋Read more

    • Day 64


      March 9, 2022 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

      À midi, déjeuner au comedor à l'étage du marché principal. $2,75 pour un gros poisson avec riz et salade, tortillas et boisson tamarin.
      En partant nous achetons au rdc 2 mangues, pour accompagner le riz coco, et des bananes et tous nous sont donnés dans des sacs plastiques alors qu'ils sont censés ne plus être donnés depuis le 01-12..
      Nous limitons de notre mieux le plastique dans chaque pays mais nous consommons au Salvador notamment plus de pâtisserie et difficile de leur faire comprendre que nous sommes d'accord de tout avoir dans le même sac..
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    • Day 65

      Centro de arte de la Paz

      March 10, 2022 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

      Visite du centre d'art. Les bénéfices de l'entrée servent à financer des ateliers gratuits pour les enfants, nous laissons un peu plus.
      Exposition sur l'agriculture, la terre, le monde d'hier, aujourd'hui et demain, ses ravages...
      Pause au café du musée où nous discutons avec une française de 37ans, bossant dans le RSE, voyageant seule et de passage à Suchi pour la journée car hébergée à San Salvador pour une semaine dans la famille d'une fille qui plus jeune était au pair chez ses parents en France. Pause café et glace, déjeuner repoussé à la route retour vu le tarif annoncé de $3,5 pour l'assiette midi dont on doute de la qualité. L'assiette de l'autre française confirme nos soupçons.
      Avant de rentrer à l'hôtel pause au marché où nous achetons 3 gros sandwichs toastés pour 4,25$.
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    • Day 10

      Immersion dans les terres salvadoriennes

      March 20 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

      Je quitte la baie de Jiquilesco par une dernière balade en pirogue et accostage au Puerto del triumpho. Étape à san Vicente ville dans une vallée dominée par le volcan Chinchotepec . Accueillis par le service communication de la ville qui profite de la venue de touristes français pour faire un petit reportage vidéo pour leur site. Stars d'un jour ! visite de l'église coloniale et montée à la "tour Eiffel" locale pour le panorama à 360'. Visite du village artiisanal de de Ilobasco ( nacimentios, petites crèches en argile)
      Route sur les rives du lac Suchitlan et halte à Cinquero, haut lieu de la résistance lors de la guerre civile de 1980. Enfin terminus de la journée dans la cité coloniale de Suchitoto, joyau historique du pays avec ses rues pavées et maisons colorées. Il est grand temps d'aller dîner ( le salvadorien mange très tôt)
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    • Day 65

      Curiosités Suchitoto

      March 10, 2022 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

      Une maison d'artistes,
      un chat pile au centre d'une bouée peinte, une sorte de combi,
      tableau et violoncelle peint,
      message au pochoir sur plusieurs façades d'une même rue,
      cour de notre hôtel

    • Day 122


      June 20, 2016 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

      How long: 3 nights
      Travelling with: Solo

      The multiple buses to Suchitoto actually didn't take half as long as expected and so arrived into Suchitoto mid afternoon. I immediately liked it. Bus dropped me near the central square and I set off to find my hostel. Lovely colonial little town with a really nice friendly ambience. Like a lot of towns in El Salvador its on a grid so not too hard to find your way around so found my hostel pretty quickly and checked in to the dorm to see only other person staying and although they were not there I recognised the stuff and laid a bet with myself that it was Wei.
      Just dropped my bag and headed out for a wander in this lovely little town. Although the guidebooks had said weekends were busy in Suchitoto I was struck by how quiet it was....even in the main square. There were some stalls out and a few people strolling around but all in all very quiet. Beautiful Cathedral overlooking the main square...which seems to be the template for most Central American towns and cities.
      Was wandering through the square and lo and behold met Quan....El Salvador really is a small country. He was with an an El Salvadorian girl who he had appeared to be driving him around the country! Another example of the amazing El Salvadorian hospitality...she wanted to make sure he enjoyed the country and had easy travel so she drove to one town to pick him up and drive him to another! Wish I had made a friend like that!! I do also think she fancied him quite a lot tho! :) So spent a lovely afternoon wandering with them and had a beer in the afternoon sun beside the cathedral. Went back to the hostel later to find that my roommate was indeed Wei.....and that we were only people staying there! Relaxed for a while and then went back to meet Quan for a beer and a pupusa.
      Next day headed off with the two guys to check out the lake. Ended up going down a random track to explore which brought us on a lovely trail down to the lake through woods ans maize fields. Stunning views and not a person in sight apart from a very helpful, friendly farmer. Walked for a few hours and then decided we wanted to try and get to the other side of the lake which was looking impossible until we spotted a fisherman in his boat who brought us across...and tried to sell us some fish which unfortunately we couldn't buy as no bag to put it in. Kept walking and then came to a group of shacks beside the lake which were restaurants so we stopped for lunch and had one of the best fish meals ever! So fresh and from a snack in the middle of a field!. Wandered home very happy with ourselves buying some more fresh fish on the way that we cooked up a storm with that night. On the walk home I noticed a lot of the houses had a stencil in different colours on the outside wall. It had a picture of the national bird and the words..."En esta casa queremos una vida libre de violencia hasia las mujeres" ....in this house we want a life free of violence against women. Great to see this initiative but very sad that it's necessary.
      Next day went to see the waterfall outside of town...which we needed a police escort for. These boys weren't taking any chances...three heavily armed police and army guys drove us out there and walked down to the waterfall with us. Unfortunately the waterfall was dry but there's an amazing rock formation there that reminded me very much of the Giants Causeway....more a vertical giants causeway. Very interesting...especially with our machine gun toting guides :)
      Next day I decided to move on to Las Palmas which would be a stop off on the way to La Frontera and Honduras. Quan heading same way so we decided to travel together
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    • Day 92

      Big Travel Day

      September 16, 2017 in El Salvador ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

      We were up at 5:30am, the view from my bed out to the ocean was stunning.
      We caught a boat with our belongings and had to carry our bags across the mud as the tide was out very far. We traveled for a couple of hours with a stop for breakfast at a gas station. We waited two hours at the boarder from Nicaragua for a boat. The boat took two hours and I was on the side of the boat in the sun which seemed a good spot but I ended up getting splashed with salt water most of the trip so was quite wet. Another girl on the boat was drenched from it. We then arrived in El Salvador!! We put our passports in at immigration and went to a chicken shop for lunch/dinner. When our passports were returned I had to pay US$10 fee as an Aussie! It would have been a bit tricky to swap to my English passport mid way through traveling.
      We then drove for four hours in torrential rain with massive lighting strikes. It was like driving through a river on the main streets. We stopped at a servo which was guarded by two people holding guns.
      We arrived in Suchitoto after a long 15.5 hour travel day! We had some beers at a bar across the road listening to more Spanish tunes!
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