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Scootering the murder and stripper capital of the world!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by roadcapDen, Dec 22, 2019.

  1. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Ell Salvador in February!
    Just tease for now mi hermanos!
    Flying in from Canada again this year and plan to put up an RR here.
    Should be as fun as bouncing a fattycake? IMG_20190831_115243_kindlephoto-113222414.jpg
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  2. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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  3. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    A picture from last year on the Pacific coast in the country that the cartoon President says is the "shithole of the world"
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  4. Champe

    Champe Been here awhile

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    What's the plan ? Rent a scooter ? Stay in one place and do day trips ? Hostels ? Are you returning to a place you know ?

    I will bet the "state department " does not approve. Like they didn't approve of my trip to Acapulco in 2015 - supposedly the third most dangerous city in the world. How do you handle security ?
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  5. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Hola, nice RR you have going!

    1st week rent a scooter in El Tunco at $20/day and do day trips from a base there that has a private room for $20/night.

    Then get a shuttle across country to La Tortuga Verde also on the Pacific coast (where l stayed last year) and rent a scooter for $13/day.

    Never felt threatened, they have armed guards and l have steel toed running shoes!
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  6. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    MS-13, "MS" for Mara Salvatrucha gangs are very real here and all of the businesses need to pay them for "protection " from the resorts, strip joints etc, to even the single Mom selling pupusas from roadside huts.
    Among some of their famous rivals are the 18th Street Gang, The Bloods, The Crips, The Juarez Cartel, and the Tijuana Cartel -- in other words, every gang other than their own.
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  7. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Just show then your road captain badge. That will keep you safe.
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  8. Champe

    Champe Been here awhile

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    We have gangs here too. They have guns and kill people. You have to pay them a lot of money, even if you don't have a business. We accept it as normal - just call it "government". Some folks even like them.
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    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Maybe you should move to a place where there is less government. Like, El Salvador?
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  10. Champe

    Champe Been here awhile

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    Excellent idea ! Colombia OK ?

    I am anxious to hear more about El Salvador though. Any place they try to scare you away from interests me.
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  11. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    IMG_20191113_092742_kindlephoto-828053534.jpg I found the locals really friendly and enjoyed visitors in their
    country. So why the fuk do they throw garbage everywhere??
    Average wage is under $10/day but they'll still spend $6 for a burger at Burger Thing!
    Breakfast street food for $2, fish dinner $5, 2 beers for $1, 26er of run under $10!

    Got frisked down pretty good at some of the "dancing" venues!

    Ya, I was head road captain for many years at the local HOG haha.
    Now retired but still teach beginner motorcycle training at the local college.
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    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    2000RSV Go Fast, Go Long Supporter

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    Not the strip club pics we were hoping for. :deal
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  14. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Haha, 5 more weeks until take off! kv7jgJe2_400x400.jpg
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    2000RSV Go Fast, Go Long Supporter

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    That’s mo better. :clap
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    Champe Been here awhile

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    Beauty may be only skin deep but ugly goes all the way through. Those guys are the proof. I hope they aren't your riding buddies.
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    4power Been here awhile

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    Our political differences have been beat to death but I'm comforted in the face that we can all at least recognize the face of evil.
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    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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  19. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    I'll follow along, I stayed in El Tunco at the hostal La Sombra, loved it there dollar beers including free oysters!
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    Looking forward to the adventure, this was the only country I skipped in C. America, due to convenience not safety, I was way up north in Honduras and didn't want to backtrack....in hindsight I should have.
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