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GendoTheGreat
10-31-2002, 07:04 PM
In less than a weeks time I'm off on a last minute holiday to the beutiful capital of El Salvador; San Salvador. The purpose of this thread is for people to post and tell me anything they know about San Salvador. Absolutely anything, no matter how trivial it may seem. I've searched the internet but I haven't found anything really useful, some personal experiences would be a great help. You could also email me at chooeychunks@yahoo.com.

MeddlingMonk
11-01-2002, 12:54 AM
The best way to impress the locals is to step off the plane wearing a Ronald Reagan mask.

GendoTheGreat
11-01-2002, 08:23 AM
Actually the last part of the trip will be by boat, but I'll bear it in mind.

Darth Eggplant
11-02-2002, 04:45 PM
here are some sites Gendo which will
give you some insight into El Salvador.

The World Fact Book on El Salvador
(http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/es.html)
or this one:

Lonely Planet guide to El Salvador
(http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/central_america/el_salvador/)
or there is this one:
U.S Consular Affairs El Salvador
(http://travel.state.gov/elsalvador.html)
or you could try this one:
Embassy of El Salvador Washington D.C
(http://www.elsalvador.org/home.nsf/home)
now this one looks cool:
El Salvador in Panarama 360 degrees
(http://www.elsalvador360.net/)
and finally this site too.

Gayscape Exposes El Salvador
(http://www.jwpublishing.com/gayscape/elsalvador.html)
these sites should give you an idea
of climate location, history both past
and present, economy, tourism, population,
political climate, etc.
so brush up a bit before you go.
no likes an accidental tourist.

Darth Eggplant
11-02-2002, 11:16 PM
oh oh oh!
very important very scientific.
remember Bart's Australian phone call?
before you go watch the water swirl
down your toilet bowl,
then in Central America
watch the water swirl down the bowl.
I scientifically know they swirl
in different directions,
but you will be able
to see it first hand.

also if you can
stay in the airplanes washroom
the entire flight and keep flushing
until you see the water change direction.
have with you in inventory one of those
global positioning devices and report back
when you have the imperical data.
I bet there would be a Nobel prize
in it for you.:D

GendoTheGreat
11-02-2002, 11:34 PM
I appreciate the effort, but most of it seems to be stuff I've already found out. I don't know exactly what you think I'm going to be doing there, but the last link doesn't help much at all. Though I suppose I could go dancing.

Ztev
11-03-2002, 12:20 AM
Originally posted by DarthEggplant

oh oh oh!
very important very scientific.
remember Bart's Australian phone call?
before you go watch the water swirl
down your toilet bowl,
then in Central America
watch the water swirl down the bowl.
I scientifically know they swirl
in different directions,
but you will be able
to see it first hand.



Sorry to spoil the fun, but it doesn't:

http://www.badastronomy.com/mad/1996/coriolis.html

http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/BadCoriolis.html

GendoTheGreat
11-11-2002, 06:17 PM
It looks as though my trip has been delayed for at about a week. I don't mind though, as long as I go within the next six months or so I won't have to get my arm filled with holes again. So if anyone else has info on San Salvador, there are still a few days at least to share it with me. C'mon guys, gimme the skinny. Who's been to El Salvador?

Darth Eggplant
11-11-2002, 09:01 PM
I told you I have been through
not all of central america, but
a lot of it. my trip was living
and traveling with the locals.
lots of metal tin, busses with
no shocks, people go to bed
in rural places early like 8pm,
no night life what-so-ever;
AND no monkey business.
officials and police believe in
payola system and bribes and stuff
AND IF YOU GET CAUGHT doing something
well let's just say these might be
your last posts ever.
Central America is fine if you are
going for cultural exchange and or
for a life experience or if you are
going as a 5 star tourist, but if you
are going as chowchilla charlie then
chowchilla bye 'it's sproutella for you'

JofaGuht
11-12-2002, 01:38 AM
Places I've been in the world. Starting from closest to home

St. Louis, MO, USA
Northport, MI, USA
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
San Fransisco, CA, USA
Portland, OR, USA
Key West, FL, USA
Washington DC, USA
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Outer Banks, NC, USA
Cancun, Mexico
Madrid, Spain
A Caruna, Spain
Santiago, Spain
Sydney, Australia(heaven)
Perth, Australia