Panamericana 2013

… somewhere between Alaska and Tierra del Fuego


El Salvador – we’re coming!

Dora takes over the landcruiser

Dora takes over the landcruiser

We leave Monterrico. After a long time in Guatemala we will now cross the border to El Salvador.

Our first km back to Antigua are not overland as usual, it’s on water with an exciting “ferry” crossing the mangroves. You can see the pictures and know why I think it’s exciting 😉

I did not only think that we might sink, I also wasn’t sure if our captain knows how to steer as he always headed directly towards oncoming boats. After 20 minutes we reached the other side of the river and got back to normal streets which i really appreciated.

As we reached the border in Guatemala some pushy “helpers” were already awaiting us. While Jan waited in the car, I handled the paperwork and departure. It went really smooth and 20 minutes later we were in El Salvador.

Sticker number 7 for El Salvador

Sticker number 7 for El Salvador

Here, it took us 2 hours which is still ok for central america. Bringing Dora was not a problem at all. We only showed her vaccination pass and were ready to leave. We did not have to pay anything.

Our first destination in El Salvador are the “Termales Santa Teresa”, which are natural hot springs. The Resort ist really nice and has many pools to swim or relax. The temperatures in the pools are different, you can find really hot pools or some to cool down.

We’ve directly had the idea to take a video here, too. The manager was enthusiastic and liked the idea, especially the drone flight.

That’s why we stayed here for a week and took this video: