The last few days in El Salvador were challenging for us, and apparently for a lot of Salvadorans who didn’t seem too happy that we were riding our bikes through their country (and didn’t seem to mind letting us know it).
After 24 hours in Honduras, all the scowls and insults seem in the distant past. People are once again open and friendly – we would have been happy with civil or even indifferent! Lucie got a sweet high-five from a kid on the highway today – a first for team Pedaling South! We asked for water at a house last night and were offered coffee, cake, showers, supper and a place to sleep! Lucie and I are still a bit sick, so we appreciated it all the more.
Everyone is on holiday here for Semana Santa. There’s a festive yet relaxed atmosphere permeating the entire country.
We’ll cross into Nicaragua in just a couple of days, where we’ll meet with two more Cyclo Nord-Sud partners – one in Esteli and one in Jinotepe. Stay tuned!