Antigua Travel Blog› entry 24 of 36 › view all entries
April 12th, 2008 – by: miggitymax
Couldnt get up early enough for the first tour(6am). Figured Id take my time and do some touring around the city anyways. There was a 2:30 tour for the volcano.
I spent the day walking around the cobblestone streets taking pictures and gawking at church ruins.
At 2:30 I hopped in a full private minivan.
The funniest thing was that previous to arriving in Guatemala I had a friend here on travbuddy that offered to meet up w/ me and show me around his country a bit. His name was Juan. Before I even contacted him, he was actually on the same tour and same bus as I!!! What were the chances of that? Soooooo Random!
Next we headed up to the top of the volcano. Well, not the top. Next we had to hike probly a good mile up the face of the mountain.
Before getting there I thought I could have gone through life, never seeing this spectacle.
Now just as I was thinking how much it would suck to fall through the crust into the lava, I look over and Juan falls over. Not thinking it was that bad I continued to take pics. Then I look over again and everyone is standing around him. Guess he actually fell through the crust! Luckily there was no lava there! Geez.
Shortly after we headed back down the mountain and Juan had to hop on a horse : )
His knee was pretty messed up and bloody. ill post a pic Im sure.
This ordeal wasnt over yet. By the time we got halfway down the mountain, a huge thunderstorm starts. So, soak and wet we all hobbled down to the base at the bottom and get in the van. Whata day.
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