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Step 1: 15 minutes before the only on time shuttle in the whole of central America arrives, run to find some marshmallows -not the easiest thing to describe with limited spanish! Step 2: Bundle in a van with a bunch of other gringos and bounce your way along dirt roads to Volcan Pacaya Step 3: Convince the small children at the volcano that no you do not want to buy a stick from them (or more marshmallows, the american's got it covered -oh yeah we're now travelling with an american guy alex who's a helicopter pilot, sadly he doesn't travel...Jump to full entry
Mar 12, 2010 - Pacaya Volcano Day Trip
Left in van w/ 13 others-US(NC&TX), Spain, Poland, & Germany-at 2pm...1 1/2 hour drive ea way. Climb is steep to begin, lots of kids hawking walking sticks("es necessrio") which they then collect when you come down, ha! Great business...software companies have nothing on them! Also, bags of marshmellows in case you want to scorch your front side, and of course, the same deal needs sticks for roasting the little puppies! Since you begin steep and the guide (obligatory) tells you to stay together, the horse "taxi" guys are right there like...Jump to full entry
Jun 7, 2008 - its freakin hot! volcan pacaya...
Hola mi familia y mis amigos! Estoy aqui finalmente y te lo quiero! Well, I finally made it to Antigua yesterday around 3 pm. I left St. Louis at 6 in the morning and I was exhausted by the time I got here. I went to the spanish school to sign some forms and then my driver took me to my host family. My house moms name is Silvia Garcia and she has a 15 year old son. The house is a little bit away from everything in town but it is very nice and I have my own room with some hot meals, so Im not complaining. Silvia is really nice and funny too....Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2008 - School's out! Or walking on the moon...
My last day of school started with another skive as we headed for a walk to the church of Santa Inez. There's a kind of travelling fiesta all through lent in Antigua that works its way around all the churches. The altars in the church of the week are decorated with fantastic 'carpets' made from coloured sawdust, and picturing the saint of the church, or the facade, or scenes from the bible. The altar is also covered in food as offerings; you can imagine my surprise when I found out that not only do you get white (yellow) corn, but black,...Jump to full entry
Nov 7, 2007 - Volcan Pacaya
OK well let me start by saying, you should never underestimate a volcano. I'm being very serious here. It all started when last night i had a few of the local brews. First a couple of Gallo's then a few Brahva's. Then this morning I had a rather fruitful but intense Espanol class. I was ok but not great. So after i raced around trying to book my trip to Tikal in the far north of the country (not cheap thats for sure, but the Guatemalan government knows tourists will pay alot to go see it), I waited for the bu to come collect me and 4...Jump to full entry
Jun 28, 2007 - Pacaya
Hi All, Spent the last few days roaming the town, sorting flight to costa rica and hotel for the week. There are loads of hotels and I found a good clean one at low price. we have to share the bathroom and toilet with the otehr guest and we can use the kitchen. Mostly families here so lots of babies crying and kids throwing tantrums. Styed for 2 days and headed to next one which is slightly more expensive but it has your own bathroom and toilet and it has no windows to the outside. only to the inside corridors. it is of course surrounded...Jump to full entry