Yesterday we climbed the volcano Pacaya and watched from its slopes as it spewed hot lava into the air!
My brother, Scott, arrived in Guatemala late Thursday night. We took a cab to our hotel in Antigua about 30 miles away and arrived just after midnight. The bar had just closed but they were nice enough to re-open it so we could share a drink together. We spent Friday morning wandering around Antigua. We saw the tomb of Saint Pedro and visited the cathedral.
In the afternoon we joined a small group for an excursion to Pacaya Volcano. Pacaya is still active so we could only climb part way up. After a couple of hours we had a good view of the summit and watched as hot lava periodically erupted into the air. We were treated to an incredible sunset that included a view of three other nearby volcanos. As it started to get dark we could really see the Orange glow of the lava. The decent was a little hairy in the dark but we made it down safely. A great dinner followed by a little salsa music capped a great day.