Santa Ana, El Salvador-an enjoyable stay at Hostal Casa Verde

sunset

Whoops – I kind of got lost in Santa Ana at the Hostal Casa Verde.

I have traveled about 5 months now, and when I arrived at Hostal Casa Verde, I was coming down with or had a cold, and was coughing quite badly. One thing led to another, and I spent 18 days at the Hostal Casa Verde. Ah, the sun sets on another great place that I stayed at.

Guests

Some of the guests at Hostal Casa Verde

in the kitchen

The owner of the Hosatal Casa Verde and Naomi Morgan, a guest

Talk about a good time – good company, good food, and relaxing atmosphere. Guess I will just plan on taking a long break at some great place from now on in my travels every 5 or 6 months.

I cannot say enough about this hostal – inexpensive, fully equipped kitchen, and Carlos Bartase’s  personality, he’s great host for a hostal. Friendly, aiming to please, Carlos makes the place.

From the get go, one can feel the hassles of travel slip away. Cooking your own food if you choose, having a nice hot cup of  coffee when you arise, made to your own liking in the kitchen that is available to all guests.

Brick oven pizza

Pizza coming out of the oven - and, yes - it tasted as good as it looks

common

The common area - hammock, brick oven, computer Hostal Casa Verde, Santa Ana, El Salvador Central America

Having that cup of coffee at the dining room table, or walking up to the roof top lounge that Carlos has made, it is a great relief from the other hotels that one stays at that are not so accommodating.

I met traveler’s like myself: Peace Corps Volunteers, a person working for an Italian company (Luigi) that was solving a water pollution problem for a company in Santa Ana, a Canadian teacher that was on a break (Rejohn), Danny and Naomi Moran (they save for 7 months and travel for 5), and many locals that Carlos introduced me to. What a great way to meet people – no agendas, just the goal of trying to enjoy oneself in a foreign land.

Cool nights, warm days and many things to see around the city made the stay a memorable one.

More about the towns and sights nearby in later posts.

Cheers for now.

(The following pictures are of some folks that stayed at the hostel, or attended some of the holiday festivities that we had.)

hammock

Relaxing on the hammock in the common area

amigos

Me and the owner, Carlos Batarse

Me

At the rooftop lounge after a haircut. Cool - weather calls for a leather jacket and wool hat to keep on the toasty side

        rooftop

A gathering on top of the roof with new found friends

Food

A juicy piece of steak for the night

moon

The moon rising above the hills around Santa Ana

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About John Wilson

Traveler, writer and photographer. No home now, just traveling the world in search of the lost chord.
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