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Vacation in El Salvador?

Two wonderful people - a Salvadoran and a Russian, both living in New York - just got married and have invited my girlfriend and me to join them on vacation in El Salvador this December. Carlos is very sweet, very generous, and very excited to show us his country of origin. It all sounds wonderful to me - beach, mountains, pupusas, family, etc. Plus monkeys! My girlfriend is also very fond of the couple and loves the idea of a tropical vacation, but is typically more cautious than I am and is concerned about safety. This seems to be a valid concern, given the overall crime rate, State Department travel warnings, and so on. El Salvador has a murder rate of 69 per 100,000 people, which is about the same as Flint, Michigan and twice that of Baltimore. I'm a fairly experienced traveler and am inclined to think we'd be safe as long as we stuck with Carlos and his family, but don't want to be foolish. Neither of us speaks Spanish terribly well and we could probably be identified as foreigners by our appearance. The same can be said for Carlos' wife. G/f and I decided to turn to the fine folks of MetaFilter for outside perspectives - thoughts, anecdotes, information, or advice - on the safety and advisability of traveling to El Salvador for fun. Thank you!
posted by jcrcarter on Nov 11, 2013 - 6 answers

What to do in Montreal?

I'll be in Montreal and Longueuil, Quebec, Canada for two weeks. What budget-friendly things should I do there? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 12, 2013 - 17 answers

Send us on a fun mini-trip based out of Phoenix

Where should we go after a week in the Phoenix area? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Dec 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Thrills and spills in the Pacific Northwest

Exciting things to do within driving distance of the BC-WA border? [more inside]
posted by eldindeer on Sep 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Best Myrtle Beach vacation EVER!

Myrtle Beach, SC: what are your must-see/must-dos? [more inside]
posted by sleepykitties on Jun 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Where can my friends and I go for some good, adult fun before everyone starts having babehs?

Where should my 10 friends and I rent a cabin in Northern California this summer/fall? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Mar 12, 2012 - 5 answers

What should I do in Seattle with kids aged 1 and 4 next week?

What should I do in Seattle with kids aged 1 and 4 next week? Staying downtown near the Convention Center. I will have a car. [more inside]
posted by carpographer on Feb 28, 2012 - 18 answers

Losing our princess and need fun to get happy

travel filter...need advice for fun over nighter [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Aug 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Table for one please

Planning a vacation for one. Something within driving distance of my home. Something relaxing, interesting, surrounded by nature and quiet. Wouldn't mind a place that offers up meditation classes perhaps massages etc. I live in Iowa again prefer nature setting but am willing to travel. Anybody know of something in this area that fits that description? [more inside]
posted by gypseefire on May 19, 2011 - 2 answers

Fun, romantic things to see and do in Atlantic City

Looking for fun/romantic things to do in Atlantic City, NJ. Best restaurants, best romantic gay-friendly hotels, don't miss events or locations? Things beyond the casinos. [more inside]
posted by Librarygeek on Apr 28, 2011 - 9 answers

A night we'll never forget... that we can't tell anyone about?

My longtime boyfriend and I are coming up on an anniversary soon, and we're planning a "sinful" vacation to celebrate. We're also pretty kinky. Where in the US can we go and what can we do to have THE most (legally) debaucherous weekend imaginable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2011 - 14 answers

My First Vacation! ...for four days.

I have four free days to do anything. What would you do to maximize the awesomeness? [more inside]
posted by Kippersoft on Mar 26, 2011 - 20 answers

Tell me about Disneyland!

I'm going to Disneyland for the first time at age 24! I'm dying to know... What are your favorite rides? What are your tips/tricks? Memorable anecdotes? Dos and Don'ts? Interesting tidbits? I'm all ears! [more inside]
posted by delicate_dahlias on Nov 9, 2010 - 44 answers

What's not to miss while in and around Grandvalira ski area, Andorra for five days?

Meeting up with a friend in Marseille and taking the car down to the Pyrenées for a few days of fun and relaxation (aka vacation). Have never been to Andorra before, nor this region. We're keen on both gastronomic (local food and wine) and bodily pleasures (spa's, massage), which are much needed since we're both in the software development line of work. Here's the hotel and surroundings (sport hotel village)
posted by avocade on Apr 2, 2010 - 1 answer

Las Canarias in two weeks! What to do? Where to go?

Myself and two friends are going to Las Canarias for the week before easter. We're flying into/out of La Palma, but we're interested in catching a ferry to other islands if there's cool stuff to do there. We're looking for recommendations for cool preferably cheapish things to do, places to eat, places to see, etc. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Mar 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Family Fun In Montreal?

We're thinking about driving up to Montreal for a 4-day weekend next week -- 2 adults and a 7-year-old girl. There hasn't been a "what to see and do" post about Montreal here since 2005, so tell me what's to see and do these days with a focus on family fun. [more inside]
posted by briank on Jun 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Where should I go to have a great time and hopefully meet people before I have to start working?

School just ended, and I have two weeks before I start working. Where can I go on a spur of the moment solo trip? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on May 6, 2007 - 20 answers

What can two late twenties new parents who really. really. really. need a vacation do in Virginia Beach in mid-May?

What can two late twenties new parents who really. really. really. need a vacation do in Virginia Beach in mid-May? [more inside]
posted by bradn on Mar 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Barcelona to Ibiza fun trip

Hello, I am trying to find a way to get from Barcelona to Ibiza, I know there are ferries and there are short flights. But I am looking for a very fun way to go, I heard there was a short cruise. Does this exist, do they have liquor?
posted by Gabe014 on Apr 24, 2006 - 3 answers

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