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Guatemala's Volcanoes

Posted by Alex on 9 February 2010

True to my usual fashion, I am always one step behind Fin on the blogging front, except that this time, I am actually three counties behind. Yesterday we crossed into Nicaragua, a good 700km south of where these photos were taken. I was too busy getting pummeled by the waves in El Salvador, and our fleeting stint through Honduras was internet free... so here it is. Our trip up the Volcan de Pecaya...

A truly unique experience, the complete lack of any regulation or safety precautions really puts your well being back into your own hands, making you responsible for your own actions, something that we might have forgotten back at home... 

The opportunity to stand feet away from a flowing lava river does not present itself everyday, so even though the soles of our shoes were melting on the hot rock, we scrambled up to the smoldering flow and got as close as was physically possible... maybe not something that would seem like a good idea to anyone with the least bit of reason, but then again, who, in their right mind would choose to ride a bicycle from Alaska to Panama... 

2 comments. Tags: , . Location: Leon, Nicaragua, Nicaragua



  • what an incredible experience. hope your shoes held together !

    Posted by ralph and tricia on 10/02/2010 10:43pm (8 years ago)

  • hey alex, that's so brilliant! im so very jealous sitting here from behind my computer in snowy cold amsterdam....but yes, you're nuts as well.

    Posted by suzanne schreve on 10/02/2010 5:01pm (8 years ago)

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