Beachin' it in El Salvador

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el salv. waves...
well..... many apologies for the rather large delay in getting some of this online....

After a smooth busride into El Salvador, we arrived in San Salvador... the capital & changed buses from our AC'd coach into the local 'chicken' bus headed down to the coast.

First thoughts on El Salvador were all good.... friendly people, safe, good roads (really stood out after guatemala), and every guard rail was painted... a result and reminder the civil war. Also the money is the US$... another reminder of the US involvement in El Salvador.... good or bad....

we arrived in La Libertad, and changed transport again... this time to a pickup truck or taxi. it's the same thing around here. and found some accomodation in El Tunco.
the road trip!!
.. the local backpacker/surf destination. We met up with a friend from San Pedro at the lake, and a couple of other aussie guys. After Acquiring some boards, we were a little dissapointed as the conditions weren't great... so we spent most of our days playing cards........

...after waiting around for three days, we decided to go find a party somewhere.... all 5 aussies... talking about it, the frist idea was san salvador, then maybe guate city... then antigua (guatemala).... then... suprise, suprise... the lake!!!

so we decided to roll on out of El Salvador destined for our beloved Guatemala.... we did find some ok waves on the way out, so had to stop briefly..... a decision which was made on the toss of a coin, and later proved to be detrimental to our little road trip....
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el salv. waves...
el salv. waves...
the road trip!!
the road trip!!
sam asking for directions.... he s…
sam asking for directions.... he …
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