Tag: volcano

Volcano Boarding in Leon, Nicaragua

I never thought I would throw myself off of a volcano, yet here I was, about to do just that. I took a few timid steps forward, the sulfuric  steam from the volcano sticking to the back of my neck and mingling with my sweat as the hot Nicaraguan wind blew. Each time I placed …

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Defying Death at Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Fear and heat. That’s what I remember most about hiking over an active lava field at Pacaya Volcano outside of Antigua, Guatemala. I had never been so terrified in my life. One wrong move and I was dead. My first visit to Guatemala was a year earlier. We got an insanely cheap ticket ($90 roundtrip) …

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