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

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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 …

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

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“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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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