Our time at Casa Bonita ( ) in the beautiful Surf Community of El Tunco El Salvador
R: Our time in El Salvador means we have to at least mention pupusas, it’s their national dish. They’re nothing to look at, hence the lack of photos. Pupusas are a fresh corn tortilla with cheese added into the corn dough, fried up and chowed down. They are as delicious as they are basic. They we so good, perfect even, they had given me an epiphany.
R: So many creatives are trying to reinvent a genre or style without perfecting it first. It’s only after you’ve cooked a lifetime of pupusas’ reinventing would work. I would welcome an idea to reinvent them, but the old cooks don’t because there is no need, they’re perfect.
R: To the Left Above is the Thekla Beach Club ( )best Limonadas on the planet. We had worried that our order had laid forgotten. Ee looked over to get the barkeeps attention and there her was reaming lemons into glasses. “When life gives you lemons, you ream the F/ outta’em,” – old El Salvadoran saying.
R: I was a little worried at first about the casa. The images of it on Tripadvisor were pretty lean. we heard that El Sal was a poor country so we assumed it was going to be more than a shack but not by much. My expectations, blown apart when we arrived. Nothing has lead me to believe that Casa Bonita was a three story open concept ‘tree-house’. This was luxury, papusa (the name we offered the resident cat) kept our worries at bay.
R: We notice a unique cultural difference between us Canadian and the people of El Salvador. We were witness to a couple of wild dogs picking on another in the streets. If that happened here in Canada people would yell at the dogs, “HEY, STOP THAT!” about scare the animals. In El Sal, everyone around the dogs, started sushin “shhh shhhh shhh”. The dogs settled down, and we more pleasant to each other.
R: El Salvador has perfected the colour blue, and all the tones of blue.
R: A friend of ours, Andrew ( )reached out to us while we were there to check out a few spots. We were on limited time. We decided on the surf beach at “K59” and Karlo, had a van full of surfers ready to go the next day. We tagged along and got some of our favorite surfing in El Salvador shots.
K: I’d go as far as saying I got some of my favourite shots of the trip that morning.
R: Also some good coffee, at 50 cents a cup too!
R: We met up with Geo and Joyce of Artistique Fotografia ( ) fellow wedding photographers. They spoke more english then we did spanish, but we could still easily work with each other, we did up a cute little session of them while there. There is more on our wedding site.
R: Forget about France, El Salvador is the country of romance and love. We couldn’t get a coffee in the mountains without getting to witness and engagement. Ryan was in the process of setting up portait when this gentleman did the one knee salute at El Mirador de la Giralda ( ) See Joyce and Kate look upon them, as Geo and Ryan shoot the engagement.
R: Pastries too. The desserts and pastries pair with the espresso for that evening. We have yet been to france. France is going to have a rough time beating that old german in delicatessens. If you can pull him away from his guitar.
K: He’s not German
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¡VIERNES POR FIN! Venite con tus cheros este fin de semana para El Tunco y disfruta de un rico almuerzo con vista al mar 🍤😎🌊🌞 Un atardecer espectacular, fiestas inolvidables, desconectado de la ciudad. #eltuncobeach #eltuncolife #elsalvador #elsalvy #centralamerica #elsunzal Photo by @the.duke.of.lambton
I had an awesome frame set up for over an hour. In the frame while waiting, oodles of the odd quick tourists, another photographer set up his tipod and , and these cowboys messed up my clean framing. I guess I can salvage something. #eltunco #elsalvador #sunset #hasselbladfeatures #hasselblad #twofarraway