Thanks for all the good help. It always amazes me the high quality of the collative knolage on the net. The rum sounds interesting, donít support killing a snake for a shot of booze though. Kill the snakes, live with the rats.
As for riding to El Salvador, doesnít look like a big deal, stay off the roads during the weekends. Donít take anything you canít loose. Ride a cheep local bike.