Smoking Volcano

Last week I mentioned that I had stayed at a resort outside of Antigua, Guatemala, where I could observe a smoking volcano. Cindy asked for some photos. Antigua is surrounded by three volcanoes: Volcan de Agua (Volcano of Water), Acatenango, and Volcan de Fuego (Volcano of Fire). Fuego lets out steam and gas each day. Every morning, we would wander over to the restaurant to have breakfast. We would sit under an avocado tree to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee (we stayed on a working coffee plantation) and indulge in wonderful food.

As we sat there, we would watch Fuego let off some steam. This volcano still has larger eruptions. The last one occurred in September of this year.

Later in the day, while hanging out by the pool, we would watch it smoke during sunset.

It’s an amazing thing to watch, but I don’t want to be there during an actual eruption. I hope all is well there now.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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24 Responses to Smoking Volcano

  1. How amazing was that?! Fabulous shots!

  2. Thanks TBM :). I would have had bruises all over myself from pinching myself LOL!! Great shots! You have the most awesome memories.

  3. niasunset says:

    WOW! Thank you dear TBM, have a nice weekend, love, nia

  4. How cool! The coffee plantation part sounds pretty wonderful too.

  5. Cee Neuner says:

    I just love volcanoes!!

  6. Now that is amazing. Beautiful and exciting. An adventure of a lifetime.

  7. The Guat says:

    Awesome pictures. I’m enjoying the last one. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I always loved seeing these three volcanoes in the background. 🙂

  8. ilargia64 says:

    Antigua is wonderful, isn´t it? I spent a month travelling through Mexica and Guatemala some years ago….Did you go to Tikal as well?

  9. zelmare says:

    Oh wow! These pictures are wonderful, love it. 🙂

  10. Fergiemoto says:

    Cool photos! I wonder if it’s unnerving for the residents nearby, wondering when/if a volcano will erupt. I would be nervous.

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