|At the time we were there, things were pretty calm (and boring). But now it seems there is a lot of action in Guatemala:
Images from AFP.
As we reached the Pacaya Volcan, a guy jumped from the bushes and stopped us. With a maceta in his hand he informed us he was a security guard and we can’t proceed unless we are accompanied by an authorized guide. Immediately, out of nowhere, a peasant with a horse showed up, claiming to be an authorized guide willing to escort us for 100 quetzales (around US$12). We proceeded and, after about 2 hours we got to a place where the rocks were really hot and the lava was gloving from underneath. However, no lava was flowing above 🙁
The capital of Guatemala was a real disappointment for both of us. Except for the central square, all the streets in the historic center were full of trash, dust, homeless people and other things that I decided not to photograph… the hotel and the restaurants were so dirty that we thought this has to be some joke! So we decided to leave quickly, only after visiting the local railway museum.