El Salvador arrived like an unexpected gift. I received an invitation to come out and teach yoga by the owner of Balance Yoga Retreat, a friendly, surf-enthusiast named Adrian from the States who has called El Salvador his second home for roughly a decade. A little research before committing to the new position presented sharply contrasting views; adventurous travellers who have experienced the many amazing things to do in El Salvador and fallen in love with the smallest nation in Central America for its raw, natural landscapes, the hospitable locals and rich history. Then there were those who had been fed enough statistics to write it off all together. Can you guess which side I landed on?