"The Famous ?Suicide Shower?" Top 5 Page for this destination El Salvador Warnings Or Dangers Tip by thelukey

El Salvador Warnings and Dangers: 24 reviews and 15 photos

  Running Water and Exposed Electrical Wires, Oh My!
by thelukey

If the contraption pictured above doesn?t look familiar, then you certainly haven?t spent much (if any) time traveling through Latin America on the cheap. This tip is for you. With a few exceptions (like the top of the line hotels in the capital), ?hot water? does not mean the same thing in El Salvador as it does in the ?developed? world. If you want to take a hot shower, chances are you?ll have to figure out how to work the electric shower without electrocuting yourself. Actually, it?s not as dangerous as it looks. Then again, nothing could be as dangerous as the electric shower looks. If you?re brave enough to give it a try, and if (like me) you?re much taller than the average Salvadoran, be careful not to bump your noggin into the shower head while you lather, rinse, and repeat. Believe me, it?s not a pleasant way to begin your day.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Aug 22, 2007
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


thelukey Used To Live Here!


“Eamus catuli - AC000000”

Online Now


Top 5,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 1 8 2 5
Forum Rank:
0 0 7 0 6

Have you been to El Salvador?

  Share Your Travels