El Salvador: Day 1

Trip Start Nov 07, 2008
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Trip End Nov 30, 2008


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Flag of El Salvador  , San Salvador,
Saturday, November 8, 2008

We are now in El Salvador. We landed in San Salvador at around 3pm and made our way to Casa Clementina. Judith and her daughter have rooms for rent in their house. We even got hugs. Ok...San Salvador is a little scary. Not going to lie to you. We walked a block to get pupusas which are a local favorite (Corn dough filed with cheese, beans and meat filled like a pocket) and Grilled on an open fire. Yum. On our walk, 1 block away mind you, we saw an armed guard carrying an M16. This is in a residential neighborhood. A GOOD residential neighborhood. We were warned by Judith  - and made to promise we would be back before dark. "Its no safe out there", she said. Their house, which you canot see from the road, is really great. It is also shrouded by a huge wall, layered in razor wire. Locked in for the night, we lounged on the sofas in the outdoor living rooom and watched "S.W.A.T" the movie on satelite dish.  A few gunshots in the middle of the night made us Feel right at home actually.
The next moring, we had breakfast waiting and a ride to take us up into the mountains where we were supose to catch a chicken-bus over the boarder. Again, says Judity "Is no safe - I will get you to big bus. Is safer for you".  Great.

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