Volcán PacayaMarch 2, 2016 in Guatemala ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C
This afternoon we went to another volcano, this time getting closer. Even though you are not allowed to go all the way up to the crater anymore, we hiked around half the height of Pacaya. People offering horses followed us all the way up until we reached a former crater and the point were the lava from the last eruption in 2014 had turned solid. However, it is kept warm through the subterranean lava of the still active volcano (of the 37 volcanoes in Guatemala only 3 are still active, two of them around Antigua). In fact, it is so hot that we grill marshmallows on it.
(Fun fact: when driving to the starting point of the hike, we passed a funeral procession. The hearse and about 50 persons were blocking a narrow, curvy mountain street.)Read more