Adventure in Antigua

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In the old church in Antigua
When we arrived at the hostel in Antigua we met the girls and unloaded our stuff.  Then we went out and got some coffee at a local cafe.  We took a tour of the local sites and learned about some of the colonial history.

Then at 1430 we went and did one of most amazing things I have ever done.  We booked ourselves on the Volcan Pacaya tour.  We took a bus for about 90 minutes up a mountain, then got out and had a guide bring us another hour up the mountain to see the volcano.  Volcan Pacaya had become active two months prior and lava was coming down its side.  We then proceeded to hike up the actual volcano over the black rock.  As we got closer to the top the heat was almost unbearable.  I felt like we were in an extremely hot sauna.  I got so close to the lava that I could have reached out and touched it.  Unbelievable...  Oh, and we also took out some bread and toasted it on the burning rocks and then passed it around.

That night we hung out and drink some Gallo, a local lager.  We started to get hungry so we went out for ¨chinese food¨which actually turned out not to be so bad.  I tried another beer, Moza a dark bock beer, which was more to my liking.

We then headed home and packed up our stuff for the journey to Lake Atitlan the next day.

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In the old church in Antigua
In the old church in Antigua
Devastation from the 1773 earthqua…
Devastation from the 1773 earthqu…
With Guatemalan appeal
With Guatemalan appeal
In the shuttle to Pacaya
In the shuttle to Pacaya
On the road to Volcan Pacaya
On the road to Volcan Pacaya
Lise and Stina in front of the Chu…
Lise and Stina in front of the Ch…
Catholic altar built on top of an …
Catholic altar built on top of an…
Portal inside the church in Antigua
Portal inside the church in Antigua
Gardens on the side of the road on…
Gardens on the side of the road o…
Locals get on a chicken bus
Locals get on a chicken bus
arf!
arf!
Lava anyone?
Lava anyone?
One of the group´s intrepid guides
One of the group´s intrepid guides
The view from the hike up Volcan P…
The view from the hike up Volcan …
Rocks folded like clay
Rocks folded like clay
Someone on our trip apparently wor…
Someone on our trip apparently wo…
Clouds above the volcano
Clouds above the volcano
A smoking peak
A smoking peak
Antigua
photo by: monky