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View From the Volcano

This picture was taken about half way through our hike on Volcán San Pedro in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. The hike was definitely hard, appropriate footwear/ broken in shoes are HIGHLY recommended, i’d recommend strong sun screen too, the sun at the top is very powerful. The view from the top was absolutely incredible, and I felt super accomplished by the end. I’d recommend taking a taxi to the gates of the park, we skipped out on that extra expense, but definitely started our hike a little low on energy, as it’s a 40 minute walk from the town to the entrance. We also started at 5 which I definitely recommend, because then it’s not too hot on the way back down. The hike is about three hours up and two hours down, and it is a bit steep. It’s a work out for sure, but absolutely worth it. The view is amazing, and the area surrounding the path, which passes through jungle-y bits and farms with corn and coffee, is really beautiful too.

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Lago de Atitlán

The landscape at Lake Atitlan is just really beautiful. If you are planning on staying here you can take boat trips from town to town around the shores. I’d recommend staying in Panajachel, it’s got some really nice hotels.

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A chicken bus travels down a bumpy cobblestone road in Antigua. All the streets are like this, and all are lined with the front walls of colorful houses, like you can see here. In the background is a volcano, which can be seen in many areas of Antigua. If you are interested you can even book a trip to go do a volcano climb. It's a lot of fun, hard work though, but on the way down you are more or less surfing through ashy rock, which is EXTREMELY fun. I'd highly recommend it, but if you are planning on doing this you should eat a big breakfast first and make sure you have a protein snack and some water 🙂

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A close up of hardened lava, taken in Hawaii

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Sunset view of a volcano by a lake in Chile

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A lake beach in Chile

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Cotopaxi

Taken at Cotopaxi in Ecuador

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