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Old Posted Dec 30, 2016, 11:08 AM
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Thanks everso much for all those photo uploads, and I just to have to see one of those chicken buses, and I'm ready to fly down there and jump on the next one I see, as I loved all my chicken bus rides all over El Salvador.

I saw a concert at Teatro Santa Ana when there.

Also did Ruta de Flores out of Auchipan, and Las Palmas, San Vicente, San Marco.

I thought the people in El Salvador were among the nicest people I've ever encountered on this planet.

It's a shame that so few tourists travel to this small, delightful country, too scared off with the media reports. All the time there, I felt as safe there as anywhere else I've traveled to.
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Thanks everso much for all those photo uploads, and I just to have to see one of those chicken buses, and I'm ready to fly down there and jump on the next one I see, as I loved all my chicken bus rides all over El Salvador.

I saw a concert at Teatro Santa Ana when there.

Also did Ruta de Flores out of Auchipan, and Las Palmas, San Vicente, San Marco.

I thought the people in El Salvador were among the nicest people I've ever encountered on this planet.

It's a shame that so few tourists travel to this small, delightful country, too scared off with the media reports. All the time there, I felt as safe there as anywhere else I've traveled to.
Like I also replied at SSC, you are right! For example, I have seen more gangs in most European cities the in ES.
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VARIOUS FROM RUTA DE LAS FLORES:

Ruta de las Flores is a road and an area in the Ahuachapan and Sonsonate departments, in the West part of El Salvador. It is know for its flowers, coffee production, former cotton industry, native villages, markets, craft tiendas, pupuserias (small restaurants that serve local food) and picturesque cafés and restaurants that feature their own beautiful gardens. The area is very nice, but the roads are rough. We got a flat tire on our mini van. There was very bad equipment in the rental car, but some truck drivers helped us.
On the countryside you also see the typical charming 3 wheel moped taxis that you also can see in other developing countries, such as Guatemala, India and Sri Lanka. They are red in El Salvador. You also see the former American school buses everywhere, transformed to local buses in large parts of Central America. There are many places were you can buy traditional things from the friendly native people. There is a beautiful waterfall in the Ruta las Flores area (in Juayua), that we unfortunately were not aware of during our visit. But we stopped at several places that had amazing views over the green mountains!

Lourdes 01 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
The town of Lourdes.
RESTAURANT LA COLINA:
Ruta de las Flores - La Colina 07 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Ruta de las Flores - La Colina 06 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Ruta de las Flores - La Colina 03 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Ruta de las Flores - La Colina 01 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

CAFÉ VIVERO:
Ruta de las Flores - Café Vivero 21 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Ruta de las Flores - Café Vivero 14 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Ruta de las Flores - Café Vivero 16 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Ruta de las Flores - Café Vivero 01 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

http://www.worldtravelimages.net/ES_Ruta_Flores.html
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NAHUIZALCO:

Population: 49 000. Department: Sonsonate.

Nahuizalco is situated in the popular Ruta de las Flores area and means i"place of four Izalcos" in the Nahuatl language. The colonial white church, that is the town's most significant building, was seriously damaged during the earthquake in 2001, and is being restored. The city has a small museum, with displays of native objects, and some info on Carl Vilhelm Hartman, the Swedish botanist and anthropologist from Örebro, that made exhibtions to El Salvador, Mexico and other Central Amerian countries.
There are also nice, native markets and a beautful, and Parque Municipal, a very green park/plaza with fountains and sculptures, that you can find in most El Salvadorian towns and cities.
Nahuizalco 26 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Nahuizalco 26b by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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Nahuizalco 22 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Nahuizalco 21 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Nahuizalco 20 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Nahuizalco 18 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Swedish botanist, famous in ES!

Nahuizalco 17 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Nahuizalco 11 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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CONCEPCIÓN DE ATACO:

Population: 18 101. Department: Ahuachapán.

Often called just Ataco, that means "high place of springs" in Nahuatl. Situated in the Apaneca Mountain Range. Ataos's population has pre-Columbian origin and was founded by Yaqui Indianl. There are many markets selling native souvenirs, craft tiendas and beautiful cafés, in the town. Despite being so small, Ataco is somewhat of a nightlife hub with several night clubs and restaurants, and people strolling around looking for a party. The atmosphere is much more genuine then in for example San Salvador. Ataco has the typical El Salvadorian Parque/Plaza in the heart of the town, beautiful with much greenery, a merry-go-around and of course a nice church next to it. There are many charming features in this town, like a jeep train that drives visitors around, a VW Beetle rebuilt to a food stand and an arcade, Arcadia Municipal where you can buy heavy metal lamps and other odd objectss!
We stayed at the Hotel Santo Domingo in Ataco, a very picturesque, small hotel that is built around a beautiful courtyard. The staff doesn't know English and was a bit confused but the place is overall very friendly. There are crafts and flowers everywhere and it is situated in the vibrant heart of Ataco (leading to noise of course). The room was cozy, even though it had no window, but it had a very high ceiling.

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Muchos Gracias for the additional tours. I stayed in Apeneca one night. I just love all the colorfulness of that country, and can't wait to return one day, and what I miss as much, is riding around Central America in those chicken buses, which are like mobile shopping centers, vendors hopping on and off, at different stops, trying to sell you anything and everything.

I also appreciate the way they build down there, concrete all the way!

I also love the cemeteries I walked through down there, even the cemeteries are colorful!
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Muchos Gracias for the additional tours. I stayed in Apeneca one night. I just love all the colorfulness of that country, and can't wait to return one day, and what I miss as much, is riding around Central America in those chicken buses, which are like mobile shopping centers, vendors hopping on and off, at different stops, trying to sell you anything and everything.

I also appreciate the way they build down there, concrete all the way!

I also love the cemeteries I walked through down there, even the cemeteries are colorful!
Thanks, interesting. We had a rental van so we didn't have to take the bus, but I don't think I would dare to try the chicken bus because in both tourist guides and locals said we should avoid it, because of robbery, crazy driving, poor conditions etc...in Guatemala City we used the local bus, but that was the green Transmetro bus, they have a similar one in San Salvador, a blue one, that is very modern. Nice that you get along with the chicken bus (btw the locals we talked had never heard the word chicken bus, and didn't like the word)!
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2017, 11:29 AM
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APANECA:
Population: 8 597. Department: Ahuachapán.

Known for surrounding hills of coffee plantations, and zipline. There is a nice white church that is under restoration after a bad earthquake. There is a hotel called Solvang, after the Danish town in California. Casa de la Cultura and Palacio Municipal (the town hall) are other buildings worth mentioning.

Apaneca 32 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

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Apaneca 05 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Danish influenced hotel in Apaneca, Solvang.
Apaneca 03 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
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http://www.worldtravelimages.net/ES_...s.html#Apaneca
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VIEWS OF MOUNTAINS IN RUTA DE LAS FLORES:

Ruta de las Flores - various 30 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Ruta de las Flores - various 29 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
http://www.worldtravelimages.net/ES_Ruta_Flores.html

Ruta de las Flores - various 21 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Salcoatitán.
Ruta de las Flores - various 05 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Sorry for bad quality, car was shaking, but just had to show these vehicles!
Ruta de las Flores - various 13 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Ruta de las Flores - various 04 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Ruta de las Flores - various 02 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Ruta de las Flores - various 38 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr

Ruta de las Flores - various 11 by worldtravelimages.net, on Flickr
Leaving Ruta de las Flores.

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Wow great thread. Definitely have to make it down to El Salvador some time soon.
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Thanks, excel!
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