An excerpt from my travel notes: January 9, 2017; "He says that six people died last night doing one of these hikes" Julius translates. A plethora of emotions overcome me, to the point that I cannot decide which I feel strongest. It should be fear but I decide instead, to acknowledge the sadness. It seems more appropriate. Although the bus driver does not seem to agree. I do not understand a word of what he is saying, but his demeanour suggests that he finds the whole scenario quite humorous. Humorous that Julius and I, who are currently shivering on his bus, are the next day to undertake an overnight hike to the summit of the Tajumulco Volcano, the highest altitude in Central America, where the temperatures drop low enough to kill. Literally.
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