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Guatemala to El Salvador – Valle Nuevo / Chinamas border crossing

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Oct 13, 2014 | El Salvador, Guatemala, Information | 0 commentsWe decided to cross from Guatemala into El Salvador at the Valle Nuevo/ Chinamas border at it was the closest entry to the Ruta de Flores, and also much…

El Cuco……… El Salvador’s paradise

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After running the gauntlet of flooded roads and cow herds, we pulled into El Cuco just before dark looking for a “tranquillo” spot to refresh our minds and bodies before the mayhem of trying to cross two borders and traverse…

Salute Motores Britanicos San Salvador !

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Gracias, Motores Britanicos, Land Rover San Salvador, El Salvador. A special thanks Mario Maravilla (Gerente Administrative) and Marina Beatriz (Asesor de Servicios) and the rest of the caring staff and technicians.Thank you for the service, support and special attention we…

“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…

“28 nest in one night!” The Turtles need your help!

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San Pancho Turtles 3 hours ago“28 nests last night. (one poached).”  Joslin Carson posted.I woke up to this message this morning posted by San Pancho Turtles on my Facebook page. I immediately went into a panic! 28 turtles…

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…