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  • Konrad Tillman

My Thoughts Around El Salvador: Safe, Developed and Lovely

Intro


Firstly, I would like to profusely apologize for the lack of postings in the past week or two. With finals coming up (yes, I am in college), traveling non-stop with so many reviews to share, and much more, it has been a chaotic time.


With all that being said, I wanted to add how incredible I found El Salvador to be. After the Tica Bus from Guatemala-Honduras-Salvador, my mate and I spent the night and a morning in the main city, San Salvador. We found it to be up there with many first-world countries!


It Is Developed!


A friend of mine messaged me when he saw I was going to El Salvador and told me to let him know what I thought (he is from there originally). Many, not-so-long years ago, people considered El Salvador to be dangerous. However, we found San Salvador to have modern buildings, upscale restaurants and friendly people.


Town of San Salvador

After now visiting every country in Central America, I can confidently tell you that this is the nicest of the lot in terms of development.


If you have been reading this blog for a minute, you know that I love visiting Starbucks' when I get the chance. The one in San Salvador didn't disappoint for a minute!


Starbucks San Salvador

Uber


Uber can be hit or miss in Central America. In some places, it works; in others, it doesn't. The prices were reasonable in Salvador, the wait times were limited, and the drivers were the best in Central America (nothing like the drivers in Guatemala, that's for sure😅).


Cars were nice as well

It's always a luxury to be able to have a ride at the tip of your finger, unlike this summer and where I am going🥴 (more on that soon).


It Is Safe


When we arrived at the bus stop at 3 am in San Salvador, we came to the realization that our accommodation wasn't too far away on foot. Very few countries in the world would I feel safe walking on foot at 3 am with luggage. However, we encountered no issues during our 15-minute walk to the house.


Picture Taken In The Morning😅

This brings me to my next point: the people. I have a couple of friends from Salvador who turn out to be the friendliest people I know. The same hospitality was shown during our time here, with people having great attitudes all around.


Yeah, and get this: Salvador is actually safer than the US at the moment, according to some statistics😳.


Final Thoughts


If you are in Central America, I would highly recommend a stop in El Salvador. With beautiful surf villages and a developed nation, this is a country I cannot wait to go back to. Check out my review of leaving the airport, as even that is nice!

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