I can't hear you, I have rocks in my ears!
Trip Start Nov 11, 2008
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Rikki's ear had been bothering him since we were in Monterrico, which was about 4 days at the time. It wasn't really hurting him, but when he moved his head he could hear a rattling noise. I made him go to the doctor cause ear problems are no good, especially when you want to dive, which he does. The docter looked in his ear and started laughing! I looked in his ear and their were pebbles sitting deep in his ear canal! I guess a wave had hit him in the side of the head and a bunch of rocks got stuck in it! The docter used a massive prehistoric syringe to pump water into his ear and push the rocks out! We kept less than half of the pebbles on a piece of tape! It was so funny!
About 2km's away from the village were some waterfalls. We took the lazy route and caught a tuk-tuk which turned out to be awesume! The roads were so bad that we were pretty much 4xing in a tuk tuk! The waters falls themselves were very pretty. I guess the locals built a damn some years ago with the idea that they could use the water as some kind of electricty source. I guess it didn't work, but now they have a very nice swimming hole with very cold and refreshing water! It was only about as deep as I am tall, but some of the local boys were jumping from about 15m up and doing dives and back flips! It was pretty intense to watch. Rikki got a video!
We took a chicken bus to a couple of nearby villages and a coffee museum. The coffee museum was pretty much just a room with some old coffee grinders in it. The real highlight was the little coffee shop in front that sold delicious and fresh coffee! There was also a very nice garden and we sat there for a couple of hours sipping on coffee in the highlands of El Salvador. It was very nice. The two villages, Majada and Apaneca were pretty scarce. There really wasn't anything there except houses. El Salvador is new to tourism and I guess they are trying to find places to make into tourist destinations.
Today we are going to head to Playa el Tunco so we can be there for Christmas! So, while you guys are all huddled up in your houses, we will be lying about in hammocks on the beach sipping pina coladas! Merry Christmas!!!