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RE: Dangerous Country« on: March 27 2008 17:03:00 »
hey can someone give me some help im coming into el salvador on a boat i cant remember the port im getting dropped off at i just hitched a ride but if someones keen to show me where the waves are we could possibly pick you up along the way and you could get to the waves by boat and show me too! would be super stoked
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #1 on: April 07 2008 02:04:00 »
jus saw a doco on the gangs in this country.."18" and "M.S "were their names.......beheadings, gang rape(they call it the train where the gang jump on a poor chic one after another to initiate her), limb amputation with machetes,forced tatooing of gang logos and motiffs on teenage girls faces, a very casual approach to violence....I cant work out why any one would think of travelling to a place like this..an absolute basket case of a country
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #3 on: May 07 2008 16:05:00 »
Just got back from El Salv a week ago. Crazy place, don't go there, the waves suck and I had my arm chopped off by an angry local with a machete. The water is way colder than you would think too. If you do go, bring at least a 3/2 fullsuit if not a 4/3. Oh yeah, probly bring a longboard too so you can catch the small mushy waves better.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #4 on: June 14 2008 07:06:00 »
I have been to all around La Libertad and caught some amazing waves so when you are saying that it is dangerous you are crazy. The locals never have problems with Americans so you may want to think about your actions because By the way you sounded I am sure you made yourself look like a tool.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #5 on: July 15 2008 08:07:00 »
I´ve been to el salvador the las year for 5 weeks. I´m a girl and I went alone. I had been to Nicaragua before and in all my staying in Central america nothing happened to me! NOTHING! For sure I didn´t go out with my golden earings (I don´t have one but anyway) and my new digital camera..
I think in this countries you must act properly to be acepted by the people.
If you go there ans stay in the "top" hotels, well, there´s no more to say.. I always stayed in hostals and cheap hotels and didn´t get robbed...
Anyway.. Sorry for your bad trip in el salvador, maybe you´ll try again in some years, maybe not.. but for me the country is worth visiting and nice to surf...
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #6 on: July 24 2008 06:07:00 »
Djizzah - live your life based on what you see in doco's or the news and you'll never leave home bud. I lived in ES for 3 years. Took local buses, surfed the breaks hung out with locals. No worries. Didn't hang out with MS or 18 coz that would just be stupid! Came back to London and guess what so far this year we have had 16, maybe it's now 18, stabbings. Does that mean you won't come here? Please say yes. Travelling in places like ES, or anywhere for that matter and I've done plenty of it, is simple. Don't be flash or brash, treat the locals with respect, be polite and keep an eye on your gear. Doesn't guarantee nothing will happen to you but it sure beats sitting at home and making comments based on a doco! Oh yeah, back to ES in August for 2 weeks surfing. Hope I don't get raped eh.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #7 on: December 09 2008 07:12:00 »
I'm Salvadorian i came to the U.S. recently. you're saying that we're violent haha.Here (and i live in boca raton some of the nicest parts in the country) people gets shot just because he didn't like the other's guy song.in public schools people gets stabbed and beat up every day by the"ghetto" gringos that have a nice house. Whatafuck man? so don't go there. I used to love when gringos go to my country, i didn't understand shit but i invited them at least a beer with a big appreciation. They teach sublime from Cali and cool surf stuff. so don't pussy it out. even me that i'm from ovethere i'm cautious what i do and where i go. just don't be arrogant and fancy and it will go fine. go to el tunco, los tres diablos, luna casa y arte. ;) and lips haha
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #8 on: December 22 2008 07:12:00 »
If you leave your valuables in sight in most places in the USA you are at risk to be robbed of them. Plenty of break ins have occured at the Central Florida breaks I surf at since I was a kid. I went to El Salvador in May and travelled all over including downtown San Salvador and never encountered any threatining situations. Of course we were wise and stuck together and were smart about keeping our valuables out of sight. The waves were great and people humble and friendly. Go enjoy yourself.
RE: Dangerous Country« Reply #9 on: December 22 2008 11:12:00 »
local surfers are total assholes, snake droped in on blah blah, worst manners ive experianced since san diego, but out of the water its the best country ive been to and ive been every where except south america