Sunday, August 20, 2006

California Dreaming

My Nicaraguan sojourn is over, and I'm now back in the U-S-of-A. Due to incompetence on the part of a travel agent, I ended up with a 12 hour layover in El Salvador on Friday. My flight from Managua to El Salvador arrived at 7:30am, and my connecting flight left for San Francisco at 7pm. Too much time to spend sitting around the airport.

So I passed through the border control, paid $10 for a tourist visa, and hopped in a cab towards Playa Sunzal. The sand was black and the waves fierce, but all in all it was a pleasant place to spend the day. I lounged in a hammock, read my book, swam in the sea, walked along the beach. And I had an excellent lunch of grilled fish with garlic.

It was the best layover I've ever had.