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Leaving Guatemala for El Salvador

By Thushan Amarasiriwardena | 2 Comments » January 22nd, 2008

Greetings from El Salvador, where everyone packs heat and you expect to see Carleton Heston around the corner! We hop on another long distance bus to begin our bolt from Guatemala to Nicaragua. Hop on the bus in today’s photo gallery.

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2 Responses to “Leaving Guatemala for El Salvador”

  1. michelle anderson Says:

    hello, my son is in Acapulco at the moment and wants to get to Guatemala and then El Salvador then Honduras, Nicaragua, costa Rica and Panema. He has asked me to let him know which buses to catch (cheap) and where from and cheap accommodation, he is travelling alone on a very tight budget, any suggestions?

  2. thushan Says:

    We rode a Costa Rican bus line called Tica Bus, which he could ride from Tapachula, Mexico (he would have to find a bus to get him there within Mexico) all the way to Panama City via all the Central American countries you listed. One way, it’ll set a traveler back about $93. Now one could piece together local buses, but I doubt he would be saving much and for the most part, it would consist of rides in less than comfortable chicken buses. Tica Bus only travels by day, as night travel in Central America makes you a prime target for robberies. Here is a link to the Tica Bus schedule and rates in English:

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