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El Salvador on holiday [YQrtw Day 118 Aug 6]

Location: San Salvador, El Salvador

Closed shops in San Salvador
Closed shops in San Salvador

I extended my stay at the current hostel for another 2 nights because I am too lazy to figure out my next stop.

My hostel is in the neighborhood of University of Central America so it has a lot of nice-looking coffee shops, printers and a few bookstores. Unfortunately, it’s still the holidays here in El Salvador so I’ve not been into any of the shops.

Fortunately, the fast food places are open. Bless the fast food chains!

Cross carefully, if there are any cars around.
Cross carefully, if there are any cars around.
Bus 27 in San Salvador. My lucky number.
Bus 27 in San Salvador. My lucky number.

I walked from the hostel to Zona Rosa where the posh area is. It’s also where the Consuma Fair is held so there was a terrible traffic jam.

The two museums that I wanted to visit were closed as well so I had to spend time wandering around the streets where shops (excluding fast food outlets) were closed.

Domino's Pizza bikes.
Domino’s Pizza bikes.

From Consuma, I walked to the shopping malls near by hostel. It was 33 degrees Celsius so thank goodness I had my umbrella with me to block out the sun or else I would get sunstroke again.

At the mail, I drank two cups of coffee (in separate sittings) and ate half a bad Tiramisu cake. I walked to another mall (passing by another mall) and found it dreadfully boring.

The third mall. All three were side-by-side.
The third mall. All three were side-by-side.

On my way back, I stopped by the supermarket, hoping to find some souvenirs (Yes, they are for you!). But in the end, I bought toothpaste and a bottle of water.

Until the next shopping trip!

More about Liau Yun Qing

Yun Qing is a writer, improviser and curious person. She loves finding little adventures in life. In 2013, she went on a 130-day round-the-world trip. She wrote a book to help those who also want to go on a career break.

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