The Pig

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Finally – 45 gigs later, the El Salvador trip is complete and processed :) I want to start with a really beautiful place, that happens to also be the most ‘touristy’ place we saw on the trip – El Tunco.

El Tunco (the pig, in their aboriginal language) is so named for the rock formation on this stunning beach.

El Tunco

(Though I think it looks more like the beast-thing from the end of the 2nd Conan movie)

El Tunco

The surf here is legendary – in fact there is a sub culture of surf folks who consider El Salvador to be a hidden gem.With the 4th best beach in the world for surfing, the entire town is filled with archetypal surf bums. Cute cafés and little shops line both the streets and the ocean.

El Tunco

The ocean, which is lovely and unpredictable. If you look closely you can see that I’m about to get utterly schooled by a wave that I was as yet unaware of.  I can only thank my lucky stars that I had just given the camera to our friend Quique to hold on to ;)

El Tunco

When we first got off the plane, I saw a photo of El Tunco. Immediately I wanted to go.

El Tunco

We didn’t think there would be time, but thanks to the wonderful family of the folks we traveled with we were able to get first class tour guides :) Gracias Bertha Alisa y Quique!

El Tunco