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Forum: Trip Reports
May 11, 19, 8:13 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 16,627
Posted By higo

I hadn't seen drone views from those places in...

I hadn't seen drone views from those places in Nicaragua before. Great pictures!
May 6, 19, 9:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,502
Posted By higo

Uber I use Uber most of the time in San...

Uber
I use Uber most of the time in San Salvador. They charge approximately half than official taxis and wait time in places like Zona Rosa is less than five minutes.

Radio-dispatched taxis...
May 6, 19, 7:50 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,548
Posted By higo

It mostly aimed for CA-4 Citizens (El Salvador,...

It mostly aimed for CA-4 Citizens (El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala) and NGO/religious/press/work/non-tourism travel.

I'd recommend anyone filling it though, specially if entering via a land...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 7, 17, 9:25 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,537
Posted By higo

Yup, a free checked bag is still standard here in...

Yup, a free checked bag is still standard here in flights from SAL. If I recall correctly, only Spirit Airlines is charging for it here.

There was no food/drink service, it is only about 50...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 4, 17, 9:10 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,537
Posted By higo

VECA Airlines | LCC | SAL-MGA | A319 | VU

Air travel between Central America has historically been expensive.
Most of the regional flights take an 90 minutes or less, but the fares for a round trip could cost as much as four local monthly...
Mar 25, 15, 9:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By higo

Is there something particular you'd like to see...

Is there something particular you'd like to see in Quetzaltenango/Xela? I think it is a bit out of the way...

I would recommend adding a day in Guatemala City, and/or a day in Granada.

In...
Forum: Star Alliance
Feb 10, 15, 11:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,241
Posted By higo

I visited the SAL Lounge in 2012. It felt a bit...

I visited the SAL Lounge in 2012. It felt a bit like travelling back in time because the decor looked dated, but it was more comfortable than the crowded gates during holiday season. This is the only...
Feb 6, 15, 6:29 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,234
Posted By higo

Still, this small hops can cost as much as US$...

Still, this small hops can cost as much as US$ 770 in the other carriers... And that's in coach :p
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jan 28, 15, 8:12 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 18,992
Posted By higo

I keep them on my coin collection ;)

I keep them on my coin collection ;)
Jan 28, 15, 7:55 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 8,310
Posted By higo

It is possible to get from Guatemala to Copán...

It is possible to get from Guatemala to Copán Ruins (It's very close to the Guatemala border). That route is covered by tourist "shuttle" mini buses. That go from Copán to tourist destinations like...
Jan 28, 15, 7:30 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 3,234
Posted By higo

VECA / VU - Central America's new Low Cost Carrier / LCC

VECA (VU) is a new low cost carrier based in El Salvador. It started operations on December 2014 and they have recently launched their website.

VECA is using two A319 for flights between GUA, SAL...
Jan 1, 14, 7:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,904
Posted By higo

I live in Central America and on a normal day, I...

I live in Central America and on a normal day, I can go by using my credit card for most purchases. Most "formal" businesses in the cities accept credit cards. Smaller mom and pop shop and the street...
Jan 1, 14, 7:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 5,610
Posted By higo

A U.S. passport holder does not require a visa to...

A U.S. passport holder does not require a visa to transit El Salvador.
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 1, 13, 5:28 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 23,853
Posted By higo

Cuteness overload :O I'm not really into...

Cuteness overload :O

I'm not really into Hello Kitty, but I'd fly on the first airline that makes a Harry Potter themed flight :D
May 28, 13, 9:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,201
Posted By higo

Goodbye Taca Airlines - Avianca/Taca rebrand as Avianca

TACA as a brand has ceased to exist. The Salvadoran-Honduran airline completed its brand integration process with Avianca today.

It's sad to see that my country no longer has a flag carrier :( It...
May 26, 13, 9:01 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By higo

I wonder how SAL will deal with the increased...

I wonder how SAL will deal with the increased passenger traffic, it is over capacity at peak times, and was a victim of neglect by the government's administration for years. Being owned by the...
Apr 6, 13, 11:57 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By higo

There are two other mobile phone companies in...

There are two other mobile phone companies in Belize: Belize Telemedia (BTL) and Digicell. Digicell is advertising their USB Internet cards here:
...
Mar 27, 13, 11:54 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 12,444
Posted By higo

Your list includes many of the important places....

Your list includes many of the important places. But the time-frame is too short after factoring the international buses. It is not possible to rent a car in one country and return it in another...
Oct 8, 12, 8:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,002
Posted By higo

If you want to see Mayan ruins, you should...

If you want to see Mayan ruins, you should definitely arrange a tour to Tikal. It's impressive!
Sep 26, 12, 1:05 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,311
Posted By higo

If the weather's nice and you would like to visit...

If the weather's nice and you would like to visit a beachfront restaurant you could go to "Hola De Betos", near El Tunco beach for brunch, just check opening hours first. It's 40 kilometers East from...
Forum: Trip Reports
Sep 1, 12, 12:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 5,327
Posted By higo

I'm from E.S. and I've never been to Perquín. ...

I'm from E.S. and I've never been to Perquín.

Your trip report has reminded me I have to go there some day.
Forum: Brazil
Aug 23, 12, 10:42 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 3,412
Posted By higo

Tiki: I'd recommend buying the SIM card on your...

Tiki: I'd recommend buying the SIM card on your destination city, because a SIM card from one state will incur in roaming charges if used in another state.



You can buy a prepaid SIM Card from...
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By higo

She could use an international credit card (or a...

She could use an international credit card (or a debit card that permits internet purchases) issued on her country to pay for those fees.
Aug 20, 12, 8:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 5,057
Posted By higo

El Salvador only stamps on entry at the airport. ...

El Salvador only stamps on entry at the airport.

Stamp sizes:
http://i.imgur.com/MJBDr.jpg



I didn't get an exit stamp either, I was flying CM.
Jul 14, 12, 5:56 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 6,605
Posted By higo

LifeMiles' Star Alliance award and upgrade chart (AV/TA FFP)

Earlier this week noticed that some of you were looking for the LifeMiles' redemption tables on these (http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/talkboard-topics/1359349-avianca-taca-lifemiles-forum.html)...
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