Volcanic eruptions and tremors in Quetzaltenango

Volcanic activity isn’t the only thing erupting in Quetzaltenango (Xela). I arrived here several days ago, into a city that’s surrounded by hills and volcanoes. It’s a spectacular setting.

There are many volcanoes in the region, stretching southeast towards Guatemala City. Luckily the volcanoes here looked quiet, but I had my own version of volcanic eruptions not long after arriving, which kept me very close to my hotel for a few days. Safety first. Coincidentally during this time the earth did move, along with the cupboards in my room. A tiny tremor of a couple of seconds, but a gentle reminder of the other forces of nature…

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