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hanging out with lindsey at the lake

I whizz into Santa Ana, El Salvador’s second largest city, slightly ahead of schedule and spend most a of day waiting for Lindsey to turn up on the bus. It’s a hot humid place of bustling markets. The next morning we explore the centre a little.

Santa Ana’s municipal building reminds of the opening of a James Bond movie for some reason.

Hanging out with friend always seems to invovle a lot of eating – which is a very fine pastime.

I love a fish.

(Photo: Lindsey Elms)

Lindsey has somehow wrangled free accommodation by Lake Coatepeque in a government run worker’s resort.

Lake Coatepeque is not quite as impressive as Lake Atitlan but it’s still a pretty nice place to while away a few days.

The lake is close to El Salvador’s two largest cities but is nonetheless a fairly sleepy relaxed kind of place.

We have our own little cabana – absolutely free of charge – …

…which we quickly fill to the brim with our sundry belongings.

My tent fits almost perfectly on the bed. (Photo: Lindsey Elms)

The insects are diverse…

…and extravagantly large.

The flowers lush and tropical:…

…constructed out of strange components.

There are odd structures by the lake.

On the weekend the place fills up, presumably with workers, and our antics are viewed by an ever present audience. (Photo: Lindsey Elms)

A strange vegetable entertains us for several days…

…with its pathetic attempts to escape from our makeshift vegetable receptacle.

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Melda | April 19, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Slivovice?! Did Lindsey bring that or did you somehow manage to find it?

    What on earth is that vegetable – and did it manage to escape? :)

  2. julie | April 22, 2011 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    You look as though you are having a good time – x Julie

  3. zannny | April 30, 2011 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    I am curious too – what is the vegetable? was it nice to eat?

  4. Colette | May 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Oh my lord, that vegetable looks like the octopus beard man in Pirates of the Caribbean! What is it called and where do I find it?!

  5. anna | May 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure what it’s called but it’s available at markets in El Salvador. It’s seriously intensely bitter.

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