Wednesday 29 June 2011
Glad we left the Hotel this morning, not even the breakfast was eatable and an hour later, we reached Amatillo the border with Salvador and in 5 minutes, we left Honduras and entered Salvador and headed for San Miguel the first big city with his volcano as background, we had plans to go to Perquin, where a museum was about the guerilla war Salvador had in the seventies and eighties and during that time, I entered Central America for the first time and remember the news headlines and firsthand stories.
The road towards Perquin was through the woods, slowly getting higher and higher and late that morning we reached. Visited the museum and got an impression, what happened during that era.
Left Perquin after lunch and we had the idea to continue to Marcala, Honduras, using a dirt road and using a remote border crossing, which was not fully operational. The road towards the border was stunning and just before the border the Salvador Military stopped us and refused us to continue to Honduras and said this border was only for local people, After arguing for 2 hours, I gave up and we returned all the way back and used another border to get into Honduras, El Poy, atleast 7 hours away!
We hit the Pan American Highway towards the capitol, San Salvador and halfway, just before it got dark, we stopped for the night in Cojutepeque