Volcán de Pacaya
I’m in Antigua for a few days, enduring the rainy afternoons and enjoying walks on the cobblestone streets. I eat breakfasts in the market from ladies who practically yell at me to eat in their stall. The market in Antigua is also home to the most abundant selection of tropical fruit I’ve seen yet. Star fruit, papayas, mangos, berries, bananas, melons — everything! For dinners, I eat around the corner from the hostel at a cute little taqueria that sells the best beef and chicken tacos — three for ten quetzals. Six tacos and a beer for US$4.50 fills me up.
But the amazing food is only second on my Antigua want-list. Sitting at the top of the list is a hike on the active volcano Pacaya. Today’s the day. The weather looks perfect, and I’m itching for a ride on these beautiful Guatemalan mountain roads.