Day 318: Covered in black sands

The agitated ocean at El Tunco produces some killer waves that keep the surfers in the water and off the rocky, black-sanded beach for most of the day.  When they make time for an afternoon soccer game, it’s equally entertaining to take in as spectators as the surfing.  Not long after sitting down, we noticed…

Day 317: Giving Boogieboarding a go

After spending a couple of days watching all the fit, athletic surfers with six-pack abs riding the waves at El Tunco, I decided to get in on the action as well.  Opting for what appeared to be an easier introduction to surfing, bodyboarding turned out to be a little harder than I had anticipated.  Instead…

Day 316: Strictly Salvadoran

We let our Honduran friend back home know that we enjoyed the baleadas and she told us we had something to look forward to in El Salvador.  A distant cousin of the South American arepa, the pupusa is the national dish and composed of grilled corn meal tortillas which are stuffed with various fillings like:…

Day 315: Everybody’s gone surfin’

El Salvador is world renown for its great surfing and attracts people from across the globe looking to catch the perfect wave.  El Tunco is probably the most visited beach because along with its ideal surfing conditions, the outdoor activity possibilities and laid back atmosphere make it an attractive place for all kinds of travelers. …

Day 314: Afternoon at the lake

Regretting the mental lapse of sporting our black shirts under the midday sun, we sweated our way to nearby Lake Suchitlan.  The man-made body of water was actually formed by the creation of a power generating dam in 1976.  It’s the largest fresh water lake in the country and, fittingly, its meaning in the local…