to the beach house!

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pupusa stand

By now, Johel is getting resignedly used to the early mornings.  We wake up, and take a walk to look for breakfast.  Eventually come across a pupuseria.  Pupusas are the famous food of El salvador- it's like a stuffed corn or rice tortilla, that has beans and cheese (or meat) in the middle.  they make a ball of dough, hollow out a bit, stuff it, seal it up, flatten it, and cook it, and serve it with a vinegar-y shredded cabbage topping.  delicious!  Deo's decided he only likes his if it's served with eggs, which he puts on top.  We head back to the hotel with full bellies, and play soccer outside for a little bit while we wait for our pick up.

The beachhouse is owned by an American guy (who arranged our houseswap), and his business partner, a Salvadoran named Ana.

  Ana has offered to drive us down to the beachhouse.  It's a 3 1/2 hour drive, so she and her husband will spend the night (there's 4 bedrooms, so there's lots of space) before heading back to san Salvador.  They pick us up, and we get started on the last leg of our journey- 15 hours in total to make it to our destination!  The car ride gets pretty warm, and both of the boys fall asleep on me- bleh!  Hot little bodies squishing me :)  The scenery is beautiful, we pass a couple different volcanoes.  Strange how el Salvador, Guatamala and Nicaragua all have volcanoes, but Honduras, which is between them all, has none.

Finally we arrive!  The house is great (, then go to 'Beachfront Paradise' for more pics)- on one side, there's a pool and lush grassy lawn with 50' high coconut palms, and on the other side, and expanse of at least 80' of beach within their fence, and then more beach past it.

  There's actually 2 houses: the main house, which has two bedrooms, each with their own bathroom, and a kitchen, as well as lots of outside area including the dining table, and then the guest house, which has two bedrooms and a bathroom in between.  Ana's daughter and some friends are at the beach house, they're heading back in the afternoon.  We all have lunch together, a delicious seafood soup.  We get on our swimsuits, and hop in the pool.  Later on, as the sun starts heading down, we take a long walk on the beach.

cneoridium says:
That sounds like a pretty fun trade!
Posted on: Apr 19, 2009
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pupusa stand
pupusa stand
San Salvador
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