Volcano Santiaguito blowing off a little steam…

Guatemala is known for volcanoes – it’s a big tourist draw for hikers.

A little over a week ago Santiaguito had an eruption sending smoke and ash up over a mile and is still smoking, but this week the wind shifted a bit and we’ve been getting a light sprinkling of ash.  Santiaguito is just about 5 miles or so south of us.  Yesterday, coming back from grocery shopping, we asked our taxista Manuel to drive us south of town a bit so I could get a photo.  He was willing to drive us right up to it for an up close and personal shot but I declined…!


This is a Google satellite view of the volcano just south of our city of Xela.


If you’d love to get up close and personal with volcanoes, Guatemala is the place to visit!

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