Definitely the most old school safety inspection I've seen here at San Salvador airport. No scan, no x-ray, they just open your bag, do a quick check and then a frisk. Strange, low-budget and not that safe. Just what I'd expect from central America. But hey, let's not complain, I'm only here for ten minutes. Plus: I found an electrical outlet, so I can get some juice back into my phone.
A Hobos Guide to the World
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Touchdown in Lima! Just a short change of flights here and then off towards El Salvador... And THEN to Los Angeles. In total: 15,5 hours on airplanes today, but just 11,5 hours lost in the air thanks to time differences. That's all for now folks.
Alright, so the plan to see the sun rise over El Cristo Redentor didn't quite work, getting out of bed that early isn't as easy as it sounds. For the record though, it was a good idea since pretty soon (read: just when I was there), the place is packed with people and it would have been a lot more enjoyable being a bit more secluded up on the top of Corcovado. The statue itself is still quite cool though, 30 meters high, placed so as to just watch the entire tow...
Rio once more, two days here this time and then leaving on early Wednesday morning for more familiar grounds in California. It feels good to get out from south America. Now that sounds like it has been horrible here, which it really hasn't, but especially brazil has been a bit annoying in the fact that I don't get what people say and people don't get me, meaning that striking up a conversation feels like trying to play ping pong in the dark. Every time someone h...
Barely 3 hours away from Rio lies a place called Ilha Grande. It is where loads of Brazilians from Sao Paulo and Rio go for vacation. Granted, the island is really gorgeous, looking like one of the islands from Jurassic Park and the weather is good, but Brazil isn't that cheap. I'm fairly sure you can find equal beaches is cheaper locations in the world, but this is great. Every night the tiny town consisting of two streets comes to life with music and street ve...