Bienvenidos a Costa Rica

It certainly wasn’t the warmest welcome to Costa Rica for me. After a dream run from Ometepe on the bus, ferry and other bus through to the  border, and a quick exit from Nicaragua, I was suddenly hit a massive line on the Costa Rican side followed by an hour delay for the next bus…

Two days in San Salvador

The capital of El Salvador was big, loud, dirty and frustrating! It wasn’t all bad, but it certainly doesn’t go on our “must-see” list of places in El Salvador (although it’s a necessary transit point for many other towns in the country).

El Salvadorean food festival fail, falls and fun!

(Days 59 to 62) After our long day of travel from Guatemala we were happy to arrive into the small town of Juayua, along the famous Ruta de las Flores (flower road) in the western highlands of El Salvador. We had thought about going straight to the coast but decided to go firstly to Juayua…

A day of chicken buses! Xela, Guatemala to Juayua, El Salvador

(Day 59) This was a long  day of riding buses and crossing borders! We had ummed and ahhed over whether to take a shuttle from Guatemala to El Salvador, or try the local chicken buses. The chicken bus route sounded a bit daunting, with many transfers and with more risk to our luggage (as bags all…

Xela – hiking and hot springs

(Day 54) My birthday started off with Clinton making coffee then presenting me with several birthday cards from home. A lovely way to start the day before a fairly boring travel day ahead!