Feliz en (Happy in) El Salvador: Laguna Alegría

Alegría, El Salvador
3 de Julio, 2011
León, Nicaragua a Alegría, El Salvador: 10 horas

Después de varias horas en la ruta y tres fronteras llegamos a un pueblito muy simpático llamado Alegría. Alegría es el pueblo de las flores, lleno de viveros, en medio de la montaña. Era domingo a la tarde y había una feria en la plaza principal. En la feria aprovechamos a degustar varias comidas típicas: elote loco (un choclo cubierto de mayonesa y mostaza, pasado por queso rallado y decorado con ketchup y otra salsa marrón) y pupusas (arepas: masa de maiz, rellenas de queso y cocinadas a la plancha). T aprovechó a jugar un poco de fútbol y terminamos nuestra cena con unas papas fritas. Después de comprar algunas artesanías, nos fuimos a dormir. Al día siguiente fuimos a visitar la laguna de Alegría, un lago bien verde formado en el cráter de un volcán. T y M estuvieron jugando un rato, tirando piedritas al lago, y volvimos a la placita del pueblo a comer algo. Finalmente dejamos Alegría para visitar un pueblito colonial en el norte de El Salvador: Suchitoto.

Happy in El Salvador: Laguna Alegría
July 3rd, 2011
León, Nicaragua to Alegría, El Salvador: 10 hours

We arrived in Alegría at about 4 pm after a long day of driving and two border crossings. Alegría is a small town in the up in mountains, away from the heat of the coast, known for its ‘viveros’ (orchards). We stayed at one of the few hotels that was an orchard/hotel/restaurant/animal shop (called Cartagena). The town is built on a steep slope, so walking around can be taxing. When we arrived we found a lively fair and tried most of the food that was for sale: the typical El Salvadorean pupusas (corn or rice dough filled with cheese, shaped into a flat circle and cooked on a grill), elote loco (a.k.a. crazy corn, consisting of corn on the cob on a seving stick with a layer of mayo and mustard, then grated cheese stuck to the mayo and then ketchup and black sauce for decoration), humita (mashed corn cooked on a leaf) and we also had french fries. We walked around, T played some soccer and we bought some handcrafts made from ‘black mud’. We weren’t expecting any of this so it was a nice welcome to El Salvador.
The following morning we drove up 2 km to Lago Alegría, a very green lake in the crater of a volcano. We circled the crater and then stopped to play on the side of the lake before leaving for Suchitoto.

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One response to “Feliz en (Happy in) El Salvador: Laguna Alegría

  1. Lindo lugar!!! Que lindos estan….muy bronceados! Suban mas fotos!!!
    Besos nati

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