Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Volcano Tourists


There was Iceland's, now Guatemala lava flowing freely. Guatemala warns tourists hypnotized by lava flows:

The lava puts on a particularly incandescent show at night, attracting both foreign and Guatemalan tourists who say they feel safe because hundreds are still living nearby. Some throw sticks or plantain leaves into the lava to watch them catch fire instantly.

"Before, I was worried," Canadian traveler Alexandre Cagne said. "But now I'm calm. It doesn't look like something violent that can explode.
Um. It's a volcano.

They are raising money for:

"Just this weekend 2,000 people or more came by," said Lourdes Barillas, who oversees the collection of funds — intended to help rebuild the hundreds of homes destroyed by the eruption.
What would Darwin do?

1 comment:

greece_traveller said...

Nice blog you have. Check out mine about Santorini Island in Greece, http://santorini-hotels.blogspot.com/ which was born of the eruption, of its volcano. I am sure you will be seduced by the view from every single corner on Santorini.