First of all, sorry about these low quality photos of old photos processed from a one time processing throw away camera which is what I always brought with me on my trips before the days of cellphones. Anyway, this is myself with Farida and Rayhend, our older son, with our guides after we left the Jungle portion of the Volcán Pacaya climb. We are about to reach the cone of the volcano which can vaguely be seen through the steam behind us. Steam was constantly spewing out of the red glowing crater. This volcano is about 8,300 feet high which is about 2,500 meters. It is very close to Antigua where we stayed for about 5 days. Guatamala City is only about 20 miles northeast of here so a trip here from the capital city would even be an easy day trip. I suggest staying in Antigua though, because it is a cozy, beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site. Another reason we prefer Antigua is because it is only one and a half hours from Volcàn Pacaya.