PANAM-SUR
El Salvador
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El Salvador- the smallest country in Central America with the friendliest people

El Salvador- the smallest country in Central America with the friendliest people
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Illegal immigrant

Illegal immigrant
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Customs offices

Customs offices
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El Salvador- land of more than 50 volcanoes

El Salvador- land of more than 50 volcanoes
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And also land of the most trash along the roads

And also land of the most trash along the roads
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Gang-related crime, imported from the US, is high and even the smallest place is heavily guarded

Gang-related crime, imported from the US, is high and even the smallest place is heavily guarded
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Suchitoto- founded more than 1000 years ago...

Suchitoto- founded more than 1000 years ago...
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...capital of El Salvador from1528 to 1543...

...capital of El Salvador from1528 to 1543...
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...almost completely deserted after 90% of the population left during the civil war in the early 90's...

...almost completely deserted after 90% of the population left during the civil war in the early 90's...
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...now the cultural capital of the country

...now the cultural capital of the country
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Iglesia de Santa Lucía

Iglesia de Santa Lucía
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Artists in Suchitoto oppose violence against women

Artists in Suchitoto oppose violence against women
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"Here in Suchitoto we want a life without violence against women"

"Here in Suchitoto we want a life without violence against women"
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The local post office

The local post office
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"In this house we want a violence-free life for women"

"In this house we want a violence-free life for women"
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Camping at Lago de Suchitlán

Camping at Lago de Suchitlán
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The road to ...

The road to ...
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...Joya de Cerén- El Salvador's major archaeological site

...Joya de Cerén- El Salvador's major archaeological site
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It's the only known site where ordinary Maya houses have been preserved...

It's the only known site where ordinary Maya houses have been preserved...
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...having been buried by the ash from volcano Laguna Caldera in about AD600

...having been buried by the ash from volcano Laguna Caldera in about AD600
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The sauna or steam room

The sauna or steam room
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Off to the beach

Off to the beach
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To Puerto Libertad

To Puerto Libertad
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Playa El Trunco

Playa El Trunco
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Last glimpse of the Pacific ocean

Last glimpse of the Pacific ocean
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Volcán Santa Ana & Izalco

Volcán Santa Ana & Izalco
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The road to Cerro Verde National Park, lined with coffee plantations

The road to Cerro Verde National Park, lined with coffee plantations
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Coffee pickers on the way to work

Coffee pickers on the way to work
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Coffee blossoms...

Coffee blossoms...
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...and berries

...and berries
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Lago de Coatepeque

Lago de Coatepeque
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Volcán Santa Ana- 2381m and highest point in the country, erupted in 2005

Volcán Santa Ana- 2381m and highest point in the country, erupted in 2005
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Volcán Izalco

Volcán Izalco
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Guided nature walk around the crater ridge

Guided nature walk around the crater ridge
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Even the Coca Cola truck has its own armed guard

Even the Coca Cola truck has its own armed guard
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Trash...

Trash...
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...trash...

...trash...
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...and more trash along the road

...and more trash along the road
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Ruinas de Tazumal

Ruinas de Tazumal
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The tallest ruins in El Salvador, built about AD980 by the Pipil

The tallest ruins in El Salvador, built about AD980 by the Pipil
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Next door cemetery

Next door cemetery
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Safe overnight spot

Safe overnight spot
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Our safety is guaranteed by our armed guard Miguel

Our safety is guaranteed by our armed guard Miguel
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The road to Guatemala

The road to Guatemala
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Getting an early morning oil change before crossing the border

Getting an early morning oil change before crossing the border
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Clothes-hanger for El Salvador going through customs

Clothes-hanger for El Salvador going through customs
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Leaving El Salvador

Leaving El Salvador