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Day 1702, San Miguel – Apastepeque: The Love Motel

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Jun - 21 - 2015

Distance: 62.2 km
Ride time: 3:49:25
Average: 16.3 km/h
Max speed: 51.8 km/h
Total: 36223 km

I’m still traveling in the rainy season here in Central America. Usually it is not a problem with just a single shower in the afternoon. And there are still days like today with the sun shining all day.

After a lot of rather flat cycling lately I’m now heading into the mountains again. It sure is harder than cruising along down at the coast, but the views more than make up for it. The mountains are green here in El Salvador!

I’m starting to have more flat tires again – as usual the small sharp metal wires which get into the tube and make a hole. On the other hand I drive over a lot of pieces or broken glass daily, and this never results in any punctures. Probably time to look for a new set of tires in San Salvador. Hope they have some bike stores there.

I’m in a very rural part of El Salvador. This means that there are not always many hotel options. Today I ended up in what in Asia they would call a Love Motel. I think they are more religious around here, so they just go under the name Auto Hotel. Not a place where most people come to sleep…

And even a bit of public service information 🙂

The sign says that 3 hours or anything less is 10$. I thought my price of 15$ for the whole night was fair enough then.

Tomorrow I should reach San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador!

Categories: El Salvador
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6 Responses so far.

  1. How many km do you usually get out of your tyres, before you need to replace them?

  2. Hi Stephen! In my experience each set of tires are good for 3500 – 4000 km.

  3. Still going strong well done and great shots!

  4. Suzanne Jager says:

    Beautiful pictures of beautiful countryside!!! Pray you keep safe and continue to meet interesting people along the way!!!

  5. Hey Martin! Thank you, yes still going strong here in central America… and getting ready to enter the US (flying from Cancun to Florida) on the 4th of July. Enjoy the summer over there in Korea! Happy riding!

  6. Thanks Suzanne! All is good here on the roads in central America, and yes, meeting a lot of fantastic people. The best part of cycle touring 🙂