San Salvador, El Salvador Immigration
After a 2.5-hour bus ride, the bus reaches the Guatemala-El Salvador border. I get off the bus to go through the Guatemalan immigration but then sit on the bus for the El Salvador immigration. The El Salvador immigration is a joke; I sit on the bus, the officer looks at my passport, and then writes some notes on a piece of paper. There is no stamp or computer. Seriously?! Hmm…
Violence and Crime
The hotel staff tell me there is a lot of violence in San Salvador, so it’s better for me not to go out alone. Is it really that dangerous? I negotiate and pay a local girl to be my tour guide..
Violence towards Women
El Salvador is a place with a lot of violence towards females. I pass by a colorful wall that has a painting of a lady’s naked back, and it has a lot of names written next to her body.
Graciella tells me these are the names of women who died from violence here.
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