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Travel tips

Welcome to WTF's Travel Tips, where you can find information to make your trip to El Salvador easier and more interesting.  Be patient with us as this section is in the process of growing every week.  If you need basic information on visas and travel docs, you can find it at the not-always-efficiently-organized website of the Salvadoran Migration Office.  We're working on making the information more easily accessible, but in the meantime:  http://www.migracion.gob.sv or http://www.rree.gob.sv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=443&Itemid=176

Bus Connections - We've spent a year compiling routes and connections of some of the most popular tourist routes in the country.  While we double and triple check all of our information, things change quickly and randomly here, so use this schedule with caution.  If you have more information or find an error, contact us!

Visas - Here's what they won't tell you about travelling to El Salvador.  Check back later as we're working on writing up information about different types of residency, starting a business and more... UPDATE: Changes have recently been made to laws regarding "visa runs" and extensions of tourist visas.  We are still in the process of understanding what this means, and will update more thoroughly when we do.  In the meantime, just know that the government is making it harder for tourists to do visa runs and extensions, so ask a lot of questions!

Music - Look here to find links, MP3s and information about some of El Salvador's best-known bands.

Myths and Legends - You'll find references to characters and stories from Salvadoran myths and legends throughout your travels in our little country.  Read some of the most common myths to learn a little more about Salvadoran culture.

Salvadoran Slang - Salvadoran Spanish uses so many words from indiginous Nahuatl and English that they've almost created a new language!  Find some of the most common and useful words here in our ever-growing ilst of Salvadoran slang.