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El Salvador with Nick and Jessica

Sunday, March 4th, 2007

We left Honduras decided to go back through El Salvador.  After our first couple of border crossings on this trip we decided we wouldn’t go through El Salvador on our way home because border crossings can be such a pain.  However once we actually got to El Salvador and saw how amazing this country is, an extra border crossing or two wasn’t going to stop us from returning. 

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2 Border Crossings in One Day

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

As you might guess by the title of this blog entry this was one of the most stressful days we have had so far.  We left Suchitoto, El Salvador and headed towards the Honduras border.  The drive was uneventful and we reached the border.  The best way to know you are arriving at a border is the group of 20+ men running towards you, waving their arms as if your car was on fire, flashing badges and whistling at you.  This business of being a border helper is cut throat and those closest to our windows have the best chance of making a couple of bucks.  They come at you from all sides, too, not just the driver’s side.  “It’s going to take you 4 hours if you do it alone.  I’ll get you through in 30 minutes max.  There are four offices and it is really expensive.”  Matthias and I were both thinking that this was the usual ploy to get us to spend a ton of money for their services, but this time it was us who were wrong.  Everything they told us was true.

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Surfing for Jesus!

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Good God I miss the Austrians. In the last 2 weeks we’ve have met 4 people from Austria and also a couple from Switzerland whose company we really enjoyed. We are still in El Salvador in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Border Crossing Into El Salvador

Wednesday, November 8th, 2006
We left Antigua around 8:00 AM.  We wanted to get an early start since you never know how long the crossings will take.  We made great time and got to the border sooner than we expected.  Leaving ... [Continue reading this entry]