Ruinas de Cihuatan

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An ancient Mayan bin......

Feeling much better today so off we toddled to a very busy and very smelly bus station, Terminal de Oriente. The station is used as a public urinal and there is a gone-off fish smell too. Ummm nice mix. After narrowly escaping death from a swervving bus, we found our transport north from the city and off we went to some ruins.

The bus was constantly engulfed by locals selling all sorts of produce, more than just drinks and snacks here. It was like a Tesco`s fruit and veg section walking up and down the aisle. Should have brought some carrier bags with us and done some shopping for dinner. Not only food but we could have bought some socks, pants, sunglasses, bandanas, stuffed toy monkeys, mobile phone cases, you name it they had it.

Ruins or a pile of rubble?
They can be quite forceful these sellers - I got a bag of grapes smacked into my face as a sales technique and some little girl tried rather forcefully to sell Simon a sandwich by punching him in the arm and pointing at her wares.  

The bus driver told us when we got there, thankfully, and then we walked up to the site of the ruins in the immense heat. The ruins are probably nothing compared to those in Guatemala and Mexico but as we haven`t been there yet, we were quite impressed by the El Salvadorian ones. Lots of piles of rubble in the shapes of a pyramid, 2 ball courts and some other bits and pieces.

After a walk back to the road and hailing down a bus, we headed back to San Salvador and back to the scary and smelly bus station.

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An ancient Mayan bin......
An ancient Mayan bin......
Ruins or a pile of rubble?
Ruins or a pile of rubble?
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