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The Central Four

Posted by Alex on 13 February 2010

Since leaving the Film Crew in Antigua, things have accelerated dramatically, hopping from one country to another in a matter of days instead of weeks.

Although the countries are linked by a common language and a similar colonial past, the disparities between each border crossing were significant, Primarily in terms of wealth and development. El Salvador, with large American styled, air conditioned shopping malls and the highest minimum wage in Central America contrasted starkly with its neighbour Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the region. One thing that was universal however, was the friendliness of the people throughout. We are constantly greeted by smiles, waves and whistles along our way, with kids trying to catch up with up on bikes or guys hanging out of buses to cheer us on. I cannot help but feel taht we are getting a very unique experience travelling on bikes at the same pace as the locals.

To add the the enjoyment of the trip, we combined forces with Nick and Emi, whom we met briefly in Antigua, who are also biking south, with, as of yet, no predetermined goal, taking the trip one day at a time. They have sped ahead of us now but we will hopefully catch up with them upon arriving in Costa Rica and share the road a while longer.   


4 comments. Tags: , , , , , . Location: Granada, Nicaragua, Nicaragua

 

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  • More fantastic pictures. Love the bottle house. Hope all is ok xx


    Posted by Lisa B on 16/02/2010 10:50pm (8 years ago)

  • Just seen you are in to Costa Rica. Unbelievable.

    Look out for a guy called Deigo. He likes English blokes and is happy to lock himself in your room with the lights off


    Posted by George on 16/02/2010 8:31pm (8 years ago)

  • Hi guys! Just wanted to cheer you on. Happy to hear you are having a great time. All the best. ├ůsa


    Posted by Asa on 16/02/2010 12:27pm (8 years ago)

  • Hey guys! I just took a look at your GPS position and see your at Lake Nicaragua. My guess is you dont have the time to visit the island, but if you do, it is stunning.

    Glad to see you are both well and safe. Happy travels!


    Posted by Jill on 15/02/2010 3:51am (8 years ago)

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