Getting There - Aneel's Travelogue

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Walking, Eating San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, 15 April 2010 9:47pm

We were still pretty tired after a nap, so we took it pretty easy for the rest of the day. We walked up to the Museum of Art, but didn't go in (it was only an hour before closing), and then continued in a direction we thought would lead to a restaurant recommended by the guidebook. Somewhere along the way, streets stopped having signs, so we made some guesses and eventually found our way to a street that was on the map. Unfortunately, we then took it the wrong direction. It turned out to be a spiral, which led us back down the hill, depositing us within a block of our hotel.

We made up for our disappointment at not finding the restaurant we were looking for with some desserts at a balcony restaurant with a nice view of the city.

For dinner, we decided that we needed to eat typical food instead of the international food served by most of the restaurants in this area, so we found a pupuseria in a converted garage. Over two courses, we ended up eating two of each of the four flavors of pupusas they had. My favorite was the loroco. I think Mona liked the chicharrón best. One of the women at the restaurant turned out to have lived for several years in Miami. She gave us some tips about what to see while we're in El Salvador.

The Gatorade flavors here are different (the pupuseria didn't have any other non-caffeinated drinks). The "Cool Blue" actually tastes like raspberries. Perhaps the rare Mexican Blue Raspberry is more widely available here.