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    When visiting El Salvador you...

    by mcgrait_27 Written Sep 8, 2002

    Favorite thing: When visiting El Salvador you must absolutely taste the famous Pupusas. I really miss that. It is known everywhere across the country. What for us is a hotdog for them its a pupusa. You find the best pupusas at the pupuserias at Cuzcatlan. You should also go and visit Costa del Sol, A beautifull romantic beach where you might see one of the most spectacualr sunsets in the world.

    Fondest memory: The fondest memory i have from El Salvador is meeting my girlfriend Blanca Margarita. We met for the first time in november but we had already known each other by internet and she became my girlfriend. Im really glad i met her and im looking fowar to go and visit her again. I just cant wait to be there again.

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  • El Salvador is very different...

    by mercure101 Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: El Salvador is very different from the rest of the Central American countries, for one not many tourists. It's an authentic place for the more adventurous travel. Nature is overwhelming and it's ideal climate make it a year round destination for the traveller.

    Fondest memory: Discovering a country working hard for a better future, friendly faces and an authentic nature.

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  • One of the things that will...

    by nelsleon Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: One of the things that will let you know your in El Salvador is the people there. Indeed they are among the friendliest people around. After that the scenery (mountains, mountains, mountains, ohh! and volcanoes, volcanoes, and volcanoes).

    Fondest memory: If there is something that you will miss is the scenery, the food, and also the peacefulness that is inhale when you are there.

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  • Climb the Volcano...it will...

    by aibreann Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Climb the Volcano...it will change your life...then go climb Devil's door and see the Volcano from that perspective..that will also change your life.

    Fondest memory: eating papoosas in the back of a truck...riding in a military truck after performing a drama for them...throwing up in the middle of the drama....then climbing Devil's door and seeing the volcano from that perspective..I knew from then on I could do anything with God.

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  • visit the ruins, there are...

    by Marb10 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit the ruins, there are several incas ruins in El Salvador the most visited are Las Ruinas del Tazumal builted by the indians this are by far the most beutiful treasure that the indians could have left us with. It shows the world how they use to live and interact.

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    The Chalatenango Department...

    by wayward_son Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The Chalatenango Department was a backer during El Salvador’s civil war of the rebel fighters the KMLN. During this period the United States was backing the government troops with supplies as well as some Army Special Forces personnel. Over the years of fighting there were over 70,000 deaths (with about 40,000 of those being civilians). The government troops were known to go into villages in Chalatenango Department and indiscriminately kill all the residents (women and children included). During the conflict the US lost 16 Special Forces soldiers. The treaty that ended the war was signed only 8 years ago, back in 1992. So, there are many bridges to mend in this region. The US has an image problem that is still fresh in the minds of many El Salvadorians. During our travels we always had an armed escort. All in all the reception we received was warm and welcoming. Poverty is rampant, with over fifty percent unemployment, so we were providing the residents with things they could not afford.

    Fondest memory: Spending the days with the children. They were always smiling and happy to see us. We had a lot of help from a group of kids who guided us to different sites.

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  • visit the beautiful beaches...

    by MatildaSam Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: visit the beautiful beaches and lakes.

    Fondest memory: in the 18 years I lived in El Salvador many things earned a special place in my memory. But perhaps the one that is most special to me is of the many beautiful lakes and parks where my children played.
    Another special memory is of our church and the wonderful times we spent there.

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    Historic colonial city:...

    by malcolm6 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Historic colonial city: Suchitoto, eat or stay at the Posada de Suchtitlan. Magnificent national park: Cerro Verde and Volcan Izalco, Lago de Coatepeque is nearby, eat or stay at Hotel Torremolino on the lake. Friendly mountain village: Apaneca, eat at the Cocina de mi Abuela, stay at the Cabanitas de Apaneca, or the Hotel Santa Leticia. Very beautiful beach with cliffs: Atami, stay the day at Club Atami for about $6.00. Classic tropical beach: Costa del Sol; best hotel there (expensive) is Tesoro Beach. Last but definately not least is volcano climbing. For all the volcanos in El Salvador check out http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~djsofiel/volcanos/salv/ Write me at malcolm6@yahoo.com and check out my web page about El Salvador Travel at http://www.geocities.com/malcolm6

    Fondest memory: All of my friends there, and the wonderful warm attitude of all of the people.

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    by Priddylady Written Aug 24, 2002

    Fondest memory: Updated: Mar 22 12:16:01 PST
    priddy lady's San Salvador (1994)

    I first went to ElSalvador in 1994, and only changed planes there. In 1995 we were
    again passing through, or so we thought. When we arrived at the airport in San
    Salvador the time was getting late and it would be dark before we got to Honduras.
    Since the International Airport in Tegucigalpa has no landing lights we could not leave
    El Salvador. They herded the group of about 35 into an area and begain giving us
    instructions in Spanish. Considering the fact that most of us did not speak Spanish it
    was unnerving to say the least. After a long period of time an employee, who spoke
    enough English, came and explained that we could not leave the country and would
    have to surrender our passports. They gave us a white strip of paper and were told if
    we lost it we would become residents of El Salvador. We were not there as far as the
    govenrment was concerned. If that was not enough, they again herded us to buses
    and drove off into the darkness, for what seemed forever. I always consider my travels
    to Central America as a gerat adventure but, this was even scary. Much to our
    surprise when we arrived at our destination we were at a beautiful five star hotel! After
    much more waiting we were assigned our rooms, given anything we wanted for dinner , and a three minute call, for each team member to call home. The next morning we were served a beautiful breakfast buffet (sodas were extra). The ground were amazing and with the large fence around the area we had no idea what we'd see when we left.
    We boarded our bus back to the airport and to our amazement there were tar paper
    shacks, etc. just outside the fence. We arrived at the airport and headed for Honduras
    and a rural village with no facilities, electricity and very little water. We longed for the
    luxery of the hotel the rest of the week.

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  • País que refleja friamente la...

    by Juanjo Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: País que refleja friamente la actual situación socio-política de latinoamérica. Llegar a su aeropuerto internacional ya de por sí choca el pasar la aduana, con su sitema aleatorio de control de equipajes en función de la suerte que te corresponda al pulsar un botón.

    La decisión de tomar un taxi con aire acondicionado o no es clara (el trayecto a la capital San Salvador cuesta aproximadamente 25 $), y a continuación coges la autopista en donde se conduce por la izquierda, para minimizar el riesgo de atraco. Increible¡¡¡¡¡

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  • Camino Real Hotel...

    by heyray Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Camino Real Hotel Intercontinental is a great respite from the humidity and smog.

    Fondest memory: Sitting in a small restaurant in a local barrio of San Salvador eating a cheese and pita bread like tortilla-wrap of which the name escapes me -- as we ate, an El Salvador mariachi band came up the street, stopped and played for us. The cheese deal was ok; the music was great.

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    Visit la Isla Meanguera in the...

    by romano Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Visit la Isla Meanguera in the golf of Fonseca , the isla monthe cristo at the delta of the rio Lempa and the peacefull towns of Juayua and Suchitoto.

    Fondest memory: The fiendly people that strugle for survival are clearly delighted to see travellers and tourist visiting there country making them realise better times are coming there way.

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  • Curso de Educación Médica y...

    by Chasse Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Curso de Educación Médica y Relaciones Humanas.- Patrocinado por la O. P. S. ( Oficina Panamericana de la Salud) en Octubre de 1965

    Fondest memory: Visitar la Ciudad de San Salvador en la República Centro- Americana de El Salvador y el Lago y el Volcán de sus inmediaciones

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    Map of Central America

    by Ken_Weaver Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: El Salvador is located on the Pacific Ocean Coast south of Guatemala and Honduras. It is the most densely populated country in Central America.

    On the Pacific Coast South of Guatemala
    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism

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  • Take the time to explore the...

    by S-J Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take the time to explore the country, from the beautiful beaches in the pacific, to the colonial towns, mountains and volcanoes....El Salvador is a great country with a lot to offer.

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