Almost before we turn around, the taxi driver is gone.
He’s left Jane, Ramón and I at the guard station that regulates visitors to the peak of Volcan Mombacho. This volcano is one of many that follow the curve of the isthmus up its spine.
The guards say that today, citizens are not allowed up on Mombacho, today is just biologists and the sort. Ramón takes his cue: Jane and I are from Moon Handbooks, and on official business. Ramón has no idea, about the mess he's just gotten himself into.
Being that we are on official business with Moon Handbooks, the guards allow an exception. The only problem is transportation. There will be no driving us to the peak.