El Salvador Breakdown and Travel Tips

Aside from the fact that I pretty much want to go everywhere, El Salvador is one of those countries I’ve never given much thought to visiting. But guess what. It’s totally worthwhile! Costa Rica has beaches, Belize and Honduras have diving and Guatemala has ruins, but El Salvador has a charm all it’s own. Don’t…

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Playa El Tunco

The last stop on our El Salvador trip is the beach town of El Tunco. This is a popular stop for travelers backpacking through Central America and as such, English is widely spoken. This area is known for it’s great surf up and down the coast, and we plan to take a surfing lesson while we’re here….

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Sightseeing in Suchitoto

If you’re searching for colonial Salvadorian charm, look no further than Suchitoto. Roughly an hour and a half north east of San Salvador, Suchitoto is a peaceful town with a ton of charm. When we arrive, the hotel we had picked out ahead of time is closed – for the season or for good, I’m not sure….

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Traveling the Ruta de las Flores

The main reason for coming to this area of El Salvador is to visit the small towns along the Ruta de las Flores. The three most frequented are Juayua, Ataco and Apaneca. I also visit La Ceiba (not to be confused with the city of the same name in Honduras) on a last second whim….

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Who Are You-a, Juayua

That might be the cheesiest blog post title in the history of blog post titles. But it’s how I reminded myself of the pronunciation of the next town we visit. Until my arrival in El Salvador, I butchered Juayua over and over again. Who-ay-a. Wha-ya. Ju-a-yu-a. I took Japanese, French and Hungarian in school, so…

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Meeting Santa Ana’s Locals

On our last day in Santa Ana, Emma and I spend the morning walking around the local market. Carlos, our hostel host, has been asking if we want to try the best pupusas in Santa Ana – the only catch is we have to go early. Like 7am. Which is fine by me. I’m awake by…

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Hola Cuba!

You guys. It’s happening. I’ve been hinting and blatantly mentioning to everyone who’ll listen, I’m finally on my way to a place I’ve been hoping to go for the last 16 years – Cuba! Words can’t describe how happy, nervous, anxious and excited I am to finally be taking this trip. As most people know,…

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Ruinas Mayas in El Salvador

“Central America is famous for it’s Mayan ruins. So El Salvador must have some of their own, right?” This was the thought that went through my mind when I was trying to find things to do on my trip. Once again, my research online turned up few results, but I did see 3 sites that might…

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Hiking the Santa Ana Volcano

El Salvador isn’t exactly on the tourist circuit, so when I started searching for information on hiking the Santa Ana volcano, I found very little. There are a few blogs out there that have some details, but not as much as I was looking for. I’m going to try to remedy that here. It’s a long post…

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Wandering the Streets of Santa Ana

It’s time to trade the sandy beaches and colorful reefs of Roatan for the city streets of Santa Ana, El Salvador! I would be sad to be leaving if I wasn’t looking forward to exploring a new country. Hello El Salvador! You look so pretty from the air! As I usually do when planning a trip, I…

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Honduras Breakdown and Travel Tips

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a dive-focused vacation and I’ve forgotten how much fun they are. It’s also been awhile since I’ve traveled with a large group of friends. Usually I prefer to travel with one other person, or alone. But Roatan provided the perfect setting for changing my travel routine up, and…

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Relaxing on a Deserted Island

Last week I left off after telling you about the first part of our sailing trip – two snorkel stops and exploring a pretty beach. But there’s still so much left in our day! After we leave the beach, we have roughly an hour long boat ride to our next stop – a deserted island. I’m…

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