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The (ash) history of Iceland, in my backyard – Part I

Volcano cake. - Volcano cake made from pineapple and coconut cake. 4 layers carved into the volcano shape. Used yellow, orange and red color flow for the lava. used brown sugar as the sand. Stick in a few sparklers and you have a volcano.

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9 extremely challenging but worthwhile hikes

Pacaya Volcano - This very active volcano in Guatemala sits only about an hour from the city of Antigua. It is not the walk itself that makes this an extreme trek. In fact, the hike up the slope is relatively easy compared to the other journeys on this list. What makes this an unusual place for a hike are the active steam vents and rivers of lava that run near the trail.


Pacaya Volcano in Guatemala erupted, on Sunday march 2, 2014 and it causing about 3,000 people to evacuate. This volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America.