It doesn't matter what age or gender but people want to talk to you and they are all so friendly. Some want to practice their english and some just want to know where you from and what you think about El Salvador. Three times i had people walk me to what ever place i was trying to find, without wanting anything in return. I had people pointing me in the right direction and at the same time they make sure i understand that if i take a right instead of left then i come in to dangerous neighbourhood in San Salvador! I didn't feel ripped off once, ok thats a bit of a lie, the taxi driver in San Salvador over charged me with USD 2, but thats kind of expected!
One thing that surprised me coming from Nicaragua was how green the country is. It didn't matter where i was or what bus i took, there was always plenty of green trees around. This was such a nice change from the dry Nicaragua!
I already mentioned how green the country is so you could imagine how good the fruits and vegs are. Ok, you still don't find much of these on the menu at a restaurant but if you stay at a place with a great kitchen then it makes you want to cook! Eating out is all about Pupusas and they are soon good and too cheap. Of course there is a lot of BBQs as well which always are very tasty, at least where i went!
THE SIZE OF THE COUNTRY
El Salvador is very small and there are plenty of chicken buses that takes you all over the country. Sometimes you need to change 2 or 3 times depending on where you are going but most of the time the buses leaves from same terminal or street corner so very easy not getting lost on you way to your destination. Buses was busy but far from as busy in Nicaragua:)
THE AMOUNT TRAVELLERS
If you read my first impressions of El Salvador then you already understand that not many people visits El Salvador. The only down side with this is that its harder to meet people that you can travel around and spend time with. Other then that its all good. Sites are defiantly not over crowded when you want to visit something, the people don't rip you off, even if some wants to speak english this is far from everyone so you have to practice your Spanish with the locals, even the guide we had to Siete Cascadas didn't speak english, except for El Tunco then not much is adapted for tourists -saying that though, all hostels i stayed at has been amazing!
I decided that it was time for a career break. So handed in my notice to the company who I worked with for the last ten years. It's time to pack my bag and depart from Amsterdam which been my home town for the last 4.5 years. -"Amsterdam, it's not you it's me and I need a break!". Read more
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