🌋 Camping on a volcano, watching eruptions! ⛺️
In the central highlands of Guatemala, near the city of Antigua, lies a volcano complex nearing 4,000m (13,000ft) high.
We trekked straight up to camp overnight on Acatenango Volcano overlooking Volcano Fuego, famous for being constantly active. Exhaustion, altitude and dehydration all played a part in the struggle to reach camp but it was all forgotten the second we saw our first volcano eruption.
We went into it with low expectations on seeing an eruption but as it turns out at one stage Fuego was erupting almost every 20 minutes. Each eruption was as exciting as the first with everyone yelling and cheering as it went off. The bigger ones caused the ground to tremble and sent red lava lighting up the sky before running down the side.
In 2015 my girlfriend and I quit work, packed our bags and travelled for over a year. This is part of a series of blog posts and photos that cover our adventures in Central and South America. - www.danielbowden.com.au/travel
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