When I recently wrote the blog article “Local Coffee in El Salvador“, I started wondering more about the Cacahuatique mountain region of eastern El Salvador. That’s where the most expensive coffee (green coffee) of El Salvador comes from. The high altitude of Cacahuatique region (>5,000 feet) gives farmers the rare […]

The Sociedad Cooperativa de Ciudad Barrios – Local Economics


My car broke down. While returning from the beach with my girlfriend and her mother, apparently the engine coolant (antifreeze) system broke and released all of the cooling fluid onto the road. I didn’t know this. Naturally, my engine overheated and this led to some serious engine problems. Living in […]

Finding a Mechanic in Central America


It’s called Tic Tac, or “Tic Tack”, depending on where you read about it. Supposedly it’s not the official “national” liquor of El Salvador. It seems they don’t really have an “official” national liquor, in the way they have an official national flower (the Izote flower) which is a national […]

Tic Tac – The national liquor of El Salvador



There are four main beers from El Salvador. I updated this number from three because I found Tourino recently, which is also from El Salvador. All four of these beers are quite enjoyable. We’ll start with number four: 4. Golden Golden is like the Pabst Blue Ribbon of El Salvador. […]

4 Beers From El Salvador You Should Try


El Salvador has dense jungles, ample sunlight and occasional heavy rain that feeds the rainforest the water it needs to thrive. And thrive it does! Many of the plants here look like they’re straight from the ages of dinosaurs. As a resident of El Salvador that loves the outdoors, I’m […]

8 Exotic Flowers of Central America – El Salvador


They don’t. Well, at least between 70-80% of travel blogs don’t make money. I’m literally learning this as I write. I’ve never monetized a travel blog, including this one. This travel blog, ImperfectPlan.com has never earned a penny since I started it 3 years ago. In fact, I’ve sunk money […]

How Do Travel Blogs Make Money?