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“Pupusa” It’s what’s for dinner!

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“Pupusa’s” It’s what’s for dinner. Pupusas are similar to corn tortillas, only thicker and stuffed with cheese, beans or meat. The pupusa originated in El Salvador, and are traditionally made by slapping the dough back and forth between greased palms.…

Ailing in El Salvador

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After a long day we F I N A L L Y made it back to El Sal! With our second journey through Nicaragua coming to an end, I knew that we had a big and potentially stressful day in…

Welcome to Panama!

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Here’s a short video showing the street flooding from our hotel in El Salvador and the celebration after the Costa Ricans won their match against Greece in a penalty shootout. http://whensparksfly.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Flooded_streets_and_tico_madness.m4v Our last night on the road en route to…

The road to La Palma, El Salvador

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Thanks to Fernanado Llort, a famous El Savadoran artist, La Palma is a colorful village in the mountains near the border with Honduras. He moved here in the early 1970s. After a beautiful ride up winding mountain roads, I wander…

El Salvador to Honduras – A Guide to the El Poy Border Crossing

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Many overlanders decide to drive straight through Honduras and complete two borders (El Salvador and Nicaragua) in one day.  The overlanders that do enter Honduras usually do so through the Copan crossing from Guatemala.  Since we wanted to hit some…

Mountain biking in El Salvador

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The Next Adventures | Travel Stories From The Road | Adventure Travel Around The Globe I wanted to do some mountain biking in the hills of El Salvador before making our way back to the beach.  To do this we…

Our El Salvadorian Vacation

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Hi! My name’s Maya, and this is my blog. Um, no! This is, and always will be my blog, thank you very much! Clearly there is nothing going on in her head, what would she even tell you about? Ugh!…

El Salvador – The War Zone

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El Salvador went through a very bloody civil war from 1980 to 1992 in which five groups of guerrilla’s got together to fight the government which was led by the violent junta at that time. By the end of the…

El Salvador – The Beaches

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We spent our first week in El Salvador at various beaches along the Pacific Coast. The first and best beach is Playa Palmarcito, or as we called it “Thomas’ beach”. We had read good reports about a town called El…