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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 spots in El Salvador, we decided to cross into Honduras at the El Poy border.  This border is not frequented…

Eating and Beaching Our Way Through El Salvador

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By Richard
We almost skipped El Salvador because we were in a bit of a rush to make it to Honduras to start our next round volunteering with the Muskoka Foundation.  Instead of skipping it we decided to spend seven days there and then book it straight to the north coast of Honduras after that.
Our first taste of El…

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! Anyway… I’m here today to tell you about El Salvador, the fourth country we have visited on our trip so far.…

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 1970‘s death squads instructed by the government were killing 10 people every day. In 1992 this war came to an…

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 Zonte, along the Balsamic coast. Unfortunately there is no access to the beach and all hotels in that town have…

Guatemala – El Salvador Bordercrossing With Dog and Foreign Car

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We are still traveling with John and Betti from the UK when we decide to cross the border into El Salvador. For some unknown reason it is not allowed to drive into the country with a Right Hand Drive Vehicle though, which is what John and Betti are driving.
We are doing our border-crossing research in Antigua and find out…

Up Pompeii…

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One of the Tourist attractions of El Salvador and a town (Joya de Ceran) covered in volcanic ash. Not bad for $3usd each and $1usd for the car. Only a quick visit is required. Maybe an hour or slightly more so Its good for a stop over and a break from driving the short distances in El Salvador…!Also nearby there’s…

Salvador….

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The easiest title for a blog based on a film title….
We managed to get into El Salvador with a Right Hand Drive car but only just. You can get a letter of permission if you know the correct people. Turns out some of our traveling buddies do know the right people so now do we. We Emailed him and…

Bienvenue à bord du Salvador Express !

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The boiler is under pressure, are made full, passengers are on board, everything is ready to cross the Salvador in 4 days!

I must say that this is the smallest country in Central America (30 times smaller than France), but also the most densely populated with 5.7 million inhabitants.For us, it is also the ideal way to go from Guatemala…

Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras

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After seven months in Mexico, we spent one month in Guatemala, one week (!) in El Salvador, and two weeks in Honduras. I wanted to write about these countries politics and past, but I won’t. It’s hard to write an opinion on these things, because they are so complicated. And it would be dumb to think I got some kind…

Instavan II

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Even though I now carry a tiny camera, sometimes I just don’t have it on me.

…like at this carnival in Los Naranjos, Honduras.

in Suchitoto, El Salvador

Having lunch on the beach in Sambo Creek, Honduras

Spying a Juan emerging from his natural habitat at the two-person dorm room in Hotel El Mesón, Estelí, Nicaragua.

That epic coconut curry…

The Accident

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January 7 – January 14, 2012

When we left the beach, our first mission was to ride through San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. It is known as one of the most dangerous cities in the world but it didn’t feel scarier than any other city I have been to. We continued riding and planned on crossing the border…

Onto Honduras

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The El Salvador-to-Honduras border crossing at El Poy was our worst one yet. We were stamped out of El Salvador in about 25 minutes, but the Honduran side took a full three hours. While it only cost us 60 lempiras each to enter the country ($3), it cost Milo 500. I sat in the car while Juan ran around between…

El Salvador

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December 30, 2011 – January 7, 2012It was a really damp, cold ride through the mountains. We were on our way to El Salvador, but first, we had two quick stops to make. Antigua was a beautiful city and appeared to be upscale. It is a very popular tourist area because it is possible to take buses from Antigua to…

Semana Salvador

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We left Guatemala with little fanfare, having passed through the country in four weeks. Our last couple of nights we spent with Juan’s friend Rodolfo in Guatemala City. We got to tour his animation studio, and to see some parts of the city that we would not have seen otherwise, including his family’s lovely ranch. Our last morning in Guatemala…

Crossing Through Honduras in a Day

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We’ve read that Honduras has the highest recorded murder rate in the world and some of the most corrupt police in Central America.  Many overlanders who find themselves near the Pacific coast of El Salvador (and also Honduras) cross through Honduras in ONE DAY.  This means two border crossings in a day.  Hey, why not, let’s give it a try.

A…

El Salvador, IS IT SAFE?!

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We are currently in Nicaragua and recently met a couple of young, French surfer dudes who couldn’t believe we had traveled to El Salvador. They asked if it was safe. They had heard that it was too dangerous in El Salvador, so instead, they spent their travel holiday in Nicaragua.
Similarly, we met a German/Romanian couple traveling with their 2-year…

El Tunco, Sunzal, and the Bandito Boy

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by Scott

Other surfing overlanders rave about El Tunco, El Salvador so we were looking forward to staying there and surfing the famous point at Sunzal. Things didn’t work out so well. I spent an hour walking around in the oppressive heat, trying to find a decent place to park for the night. Then, I spent another hour walking around…

Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador & now Guatemala

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As you can see from the title we have been busy suffering Central America’s notorious border crossings, first let me say that technically they aren’t difficult but the standing around in full bike gear sweating more than in a sauna in 40 Degree heat and high humidity makes it all a little more trying, however no point in moaning because…

El Salvador Border Crossing

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After a few weeks in Guatemala we were armed and ready to cross into El Salvador.  Thanks to LifeRemotely for their step-by-step instructions. (For anyone following their directions, they did get their rights and lefts confused after an unplanned u-turn).
We successfully cancelled our Guatemala vehicle permit and made our way to the El Salvador vehicle permit office.  We anxiously…

El Salvador: the little country with a big heart

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Why is that I never have any pictures of us in the heat of the moment, when my moto is laying on its side, mirror spun around, GPS kitty wompass and my pannier dented to hell?  It’s because when you have a knarly wipe out, the immediate reaction is to get busy picking it up and assess the damage.   I’m…

Two borders, one day- Honduras

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We hit the road early and make it to the honduran border crossing.  There’s a chance we’ve read too much about the trip through honduras, because even though its only about 80km until nicaragua we’re a bit worried about it.  We’ve read countless accounts of how corrupt the country is and the last post we read described 14 checkpoints within…

Tunco to Cuco, El Savador

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We pull into tunco knowing that it’s a bit too busy for us, but needing to get online again and knowing we can meet up with Tad and Gaila of Overland Now for dinner. 
We return to the discoteca parking lot and make camp; then head out for some food, some internet and another smoothie.  If theres anything that would…

Back in El Zonte

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Our time in el zonte is a paradox between the tranquillo serenity onshore and the power constantly crashing just meters away offshore.  
We spend our time endlessly watching the waves, our days bookended by glorious sunrises and sunsets at opposite ends of the beach.  We talk with Raul, our host, and enjoy the smile that takes up his whole…

Simplicity in El Salvador

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We have been taught many lessons thus far on the trip but the most important one is to simply slow down and enjoy life.  It is far too easy to fall into the mundane everyday tasks and not take the time to truly appreciate what is around you.
Living the simple life is really working well for us.  We are…

Tunco, El Salvador

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We eventually learn that in this small bay there are many things that can be difficult to find.  
Internet it seems is one of them.  There is a guy with a usb modem, but on days like this with a lot of wind it doesn’t work.  There is also very little to offer at the tiny tienda behind Raul’s…

El Zonte, El Salvador

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Nothing but wind and waves in El Salvador.  
All night the wind gusts through the shade structure that is our sleeping quarters and while we see nothing but darkness you can make out the white mass that is a wave trailing from right to left on the horizon.  Other than the crashing waves and the occasional howling of the…

Dudes, Dogs & Drunks – Oh My!

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Yikes, way too much effort to get this post up. Sketchy net connection means no supporting video just yet…
So these last few days have been interesting. Sometimes quite eventful and sometimes just dull & boring. It is 8am on the El Salvadoran pacific coast and we are prepping for a simple breakfast listening to the endless waves breaking onto…

slow boat, country drive and border crossing to El Salvador

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its a bit slower than planes, trains and automobiles, but we make it work…  In the morning we decide to use the shade of the parking space to swap out the wrench come washer for some real washers we picked up during our drive yesterday.  We get the bus jacked and are propping up the transmission when POP – our…