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Staying at the Best Hostel in El Salvador: Hostal Casa Verde, Santa Ana

Right, this completes a hat-trick for me – three hostels I have stayed in all called something similar to “Green House” and I loved them all – crazy. The first one I wrote about was Limehouse Hostel in Buenos Aires in 2010, then in 2014 I stayed in Hostel Green House in Foz do Iguacu, Read more about Staying at the Best Hostel in El Salvador: Hostal Casa Verde, Santa Ana[…]

Attending The Crazy Fireball Festival (Bolas de Fuego) in Nejapa, El Salvador

“I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter” – Keith Flint, The Prodigy OK so over the last lot of years backpacking the globe, I’ve got involved in some pretty crazy things, not just my crazy stories posts but that time I fed hyenas mouth to mouth in Ethiopia, the time I swam naked in Antarctica, sky dived Read more about Attending The Crazy Fireball Festival (Bolas de Fuego) in Nejapa, El Salvador[…]

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Backpacking in El Salvador: Touring the Ruins of Tazumal, Chalchuapa

Backpacking in El Salvador will test your senses, and mostly in my case my sense of wonder. I was overaud by it all as gems sparkled left right and centre from a country lacking only in worldwide recognition and self promotion. You might have heard that I toured Santa Ana and Chalchuapa, including a trip Read more about Backpacking in El Salvador: Touring the Ruins of Tazumal, Chalchuapa[…]

A Paradise by the Pacific Ocean: My Stay at Capricho Beach House, Barra de Santiago, El Salvador

I stumbled upon one of the most off the wall spots from my travels yet while in El Salvador. After checking out the capital city San Salvador, where I stayed in Ximena’s Guesthouse, I decided to head to the beach to chill out for a few days. Most surfers and backpackers head to the trendy Read more about A Paradise by the Pacific Ocean: My Stay at Capricho Beach House, Barra de Santiago, El Salvador[…]

My First Ever Surfing Lesson, Pacific Ocean, Barra de Santiago, El Salvador

I have a confession to make, one of which if you follow my Facebook page, you’ll be aware of. I had NEVER been surfing before. Not surfing of any kind (other than the internet of course). Yes, despite having lived in two surfing hubs, Sydney and Bournemouth and having passed through Coolangatta, Durban, LA etc., Read more about My First Ever Surfing Lesson, Pacific Ocean, Barra de Santiago, El Salvador[…]

Ximena’s Guesthouse: The Coolest Hostel in San Salvador, El Salvador

When it’s your first night in a new country (El Salvador), you want somewhere to relax, especially after a day of buses, taxis and border crossings. After leaving Guatemala City and crossing into El Salvador at Las Chinamas, I was heading straight for the capital city, San Salvador. At late notice, I hadn’t yet booked Read more about Ximena’s Guesthouse: The Coolest Hostel in San Salvador, El Salvador[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: Salvadorian Cuisine at Sopon Tipico, San Salvador, El Salvador

Before I arrived in El Salvador, I didn’t know much about it. I knew they had been in the FIFA World Cup twice (1970, 1982) and that the capital was San Salvador. There were a lot of surprises in store in this often neglected country from backpackers to Central America. On my first night in Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Salvadorian Cuisine at Sopon Tipico, San Salvador, El Salvador[…]

Backpacking in El Salvador: Touring the Ruins of Casa Blanca, Chalchuapa

Backpacking in El Salvador is a breath of fresh air. I now report on the day that I was the only tourist touring the ruins of Casa Blanca in the town of Chalchuapa. Also here in the town of Chalchuapa I visited an indigo workshop, got a full demonstration in detail, checked out the city’s Read more about Backpacking in El Salvador: Touring the Ruins of Casa Blanca, Chalchuapa[…]

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