Kindly contributed by Longitude Assistant Editor Ashley Bergman Carlin, who recently traveled to Guatemala, drawn to the volcanoes always looming on the horizon. Here she shares a favorite spot of the best kind -- the kind that inspires the traveler to further explorations.
While I found Antigua, the historic capital of Guatemala
, charming, it wouldn’t be accurate to proclaim the city as a whole my favorite spot. No, only the western direction, where the active Volcan Fuego towers over the town, was my real favorite. The sight of the volcano is uplifting. There’s something about existing in the shadow of a marvel so grand, from manmade edifices like St.