LE « TOP » DU PATRIMOINE CULTUREL

Ce ne sont pas toujours des éléments de patrimoine reconnus localement ni au-delà. Pourtant, ces moments culturels ont marqué mon itinérance douce tout au long du continent américain. Petite revue de ces expériences frappantes et uniques que je vous conseille de goûter au cinq sens du terme. Lire la suite

AMERIQUE CENTRALE HORS DES SENTIERS BATTUS

  • Traquer les empreintes du jaguar dans son sanctuaire au Belize
  • Découvrir la culture Afro Garifunas de la cote atlantique
  • S’enfoncer dans la jungle d’Indio Maiz a la découverte des communautes indigenes et de biodiversité incroyable
  • Apprendre à faire les authentiques pupusas salvadoriennes
  • Gravir la cordillère volcanique véritable colonne vertébrale géologique

A l’issue de 4  mois d’aventure autour du sous-continent d’Amérique centrale, entre Amerique latine et caraïbes, voici un condensé de sites et d’expériences authentiques, ou encore de circuits sportifs hors des sentiers battus. Favorisant la rencontre des habitants et des traditions vivantes, pour un tourisme basé sur le respect et le partage. Lire la suite

Last Untouched Lands Protection in El Salvador – Not Impossible for SalvaNatura!

The smallest but also the most densely populated country in Central America with 330 inhabitants per km ², El Salvador territory faces the gradual erosion of biodiversity and its natural habitats. Given the lack of involvement of government institutions more concerned by the development of the coffee and the tourism industries, a handful of men and women committed to maintain and protect the 3% of the territory still occupied by natural areas. Here I will present some of the activities of the SalvaNATURA organization in the Impossible National Park.
 
The Impossible National Park is located in the Department of Ahuachapán, southwest of El Salvador, Central America, specifically in the western end of the UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve Sierra Apaneca-Llamatepec and next to the Ruta de las Flores, between the cities of Ataco, Tacuba and San Francisco Menendez. « Impossible »??? Interesting to check out what is going on this special rainforest, one of the last remnant untouched ecosystem of the over-populated El Salvador.
 
Despite my contact with SalvaNATURA in advance to organize my arrival, it was pretty complicated to reach the remote area. It is located between the top of the mountains and the coastal plain, between 250 to 1.425 meters. The road leading to public areas of the park is coming from Sonsonate and going towards the border with Guatemala’s Hachadura (this last was where I came from with my bicycle). The main entrance is in the sector of San Benito, after 13km of very (very) steep dirt road.
 
IMPOSSIBLE by bicycle for sure!  I had to take the slow bus to climb the mountain and arrive in the night at the Park entrance, just enough energy to open my tent in the wild campground, alone!

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