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Entries from May 2014

león y volcan telica

May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

the first city we stayed at was leon. famous for its colonial architecture like the cathedral. at night a couple of food vendors set up their stalls just behind the building and sold delicious plates with grilled cheese and vegetables.we stayed at the sonati hostel where we met toby and formed the plan to hike up the telica […]

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honduras

May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

it was a short ride to the border with Honduras where we met some truck drivers while stopping for lunch. it was a sunday and the majority was already waiting since Friday evening for the banks to open again on monday as they have to pay taxes and in between Friday afternoon and monday morning no border crossing […]

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the el salvadorian cyclist

May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

once in zacatecoluca i met paul, a cyclist from england who started his tour in Alaska. we were going in the same direction and thus started after a hearty breakfast towards Honduras. it was a long day of cycling and still there was one more climb ahead of us towards the coast. a pick-up truck passed […]

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san salvador

May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

the family of a friend invited me to come to san salvador and thus again i had a reason to go to a central american capital which i though i would skip altogether. we agreed to meet at the parque de antiguo cuscatlan, a small town on the south end of the city. from the […]

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ruta de las flores towards the pacific

May 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

after cycling towards the el salvadorian border for the second time, i also passed that point where the freewheel hub body stopped working some weeks earlier. soon later found me in the pleasant little town of jalpatagua where i spent the night before crossing the border to el salvador the next day. from the border […]

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