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La Libertad, El Salvador

So after a few days holed up in Guatemala, I made it down to El Salvador, and am currently hanging out in La Libertad. This place is pretty cool, and it's definitely not been discovered by the tourist industry yet. I've seen six European faces in the two days we've been here. This is a pretty rough town. You don't really get to walk the streets after dark unless you're a local. (especially last night, since the USA just beat the Salvadoran soccer team, and the locals were not taking it well!)

We headed up the coast a ways today to check out the surf. I guess the waves had been great the few days before we showed up, but not so much today or yesterday. We managed to find our way onto a nice deserted stretch of black sand beach to try to make some headway on a suntan. Definitely a lot nicer than the trash strewn beach back in town.

Anyway, if the surf doesn't pick up tomorrow, we'll probably head back inland for a while. Maybe into Honduras to check out the ruins at Copan.

permalink written by  Jason Kester on January 28, 2002 from La Libertad, El Salvador
from the travel blog: Central America
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Have you tasted the local pupusas of El Salvador yet? I've heard they're amazing. There are some places near where I live that serve great cheese and chucharon pupusas, but my assumption is that nothing beats the local stuff served in El Salvador.

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