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So this just happened  

So this just happened

Sitting enjoying a nice cup of coffee in Antigua when boom, the volcano explodes.
A Pair of Brown Eyes

October 15th 2018
I just spent eight weeks traveling all over Central America. My plan was simple. No plan. Back when I was 18, and fearless, I backpacked my way through Central America with my best friend Linda. We were just a couple of inebriated surfer girls living off the kindness of strangers with no inhibitions, no limits, no pesos. I look back at that experience fondly, but also as stupid reckless. ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Guatemala

Guatemalan Flag The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experience... ... read more
10th February 2019

A walking down Memory Lane
It sounds like your trip was partly a trip down Memory Lane. It sure was for for me too. I was in Guatemala three years ago and went to many of the places you went to. I knew Guatemala City wasn't safe but from what you write it was worse than I thought. To me it felt safe enough and I thought my precautions ("not venture outside the safe zone", "making sure the bus didn't drop me outside the city centre") were silly and unnecessary. But I guess I was right in being careful. Tikal, such a wonderful place! Chichicastenango and the colorful cemetery. Antigua and its ruins. I also remember the volcano - the only time I have been able to take good photos of a volcano having an outbreak. You were lucky to get your shot of the volcano when it exploded. Looking forward to your next blog entry. /Ake
12th February 2019

Thanks Ake! Guatemala was very special and I enjoyed my time there. The volcano eruption was sure interesting, made my hike up the other one nerve wracking for sure!!!

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