Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Goodbye Belize, Hola El Salvador!
The second flight of the day was a one hour flight on Taca from Belize to San Salvador. Unbeknownst to us, we had business class seats. When we touched down Brittany actually said she wished the flight were longer, it was so pleasant!
Our tour guide in El Salvador, Jorge Martinez, from Tourin El Salvador, picked us up at the airport. He dropped us off at the Marriott, then took us on a whirlwind tour of downtown. The Metropolitan Cathedral was particularly interesting for it's modern art mosaic painting on the front of it. Downtown was hopping with vendors. It seemed like business is booming in the capital! We also saw the National Theater and the
National Palace and Plaza Barrios. Jorge told us all about the Pipil Indians and the conquest of El Salvador, as well as more current history of the country.
For dinner we stopped at a great pupuseria, where we stuffed ourselves silly. We especially enjoyed the fresh juices. Crystal and I had banana with cinammon and milk. It was great!