The Granizada Transanction © Rudy Giron

-11 Days to 9th Anniversary: The Granizada Transanction

When I grew up, sweet granizadas, shaved ice, were the only choice. Sweet Guatemalan granizadas were simply prepared by adding watery food-coloring syrups. Nowadays, sweet granizadas are very complex, with all kinds of marmalades, syrups and condensed milk added as toppings. There are also now salty granizadas available as well. Salty granizadas usually have crushed pumpkin roasted seeds, chile powder, lime juice and salt. Of course, there are also michelada granizadas and ceviche tasting granizadas on the salty side. In other words, salty granizadas are as complex and in demand as the sweet granizadas.

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Arches R Us

Here’s a simple photograph of arches captured inside Ruinas de Santa Clara, Antigua Guatemala. Nearly 9 years ago I started sharing with …

Mirada de Cucurucho © Rudy Giron

Cucurucho’s Look

Here’s one last picture from the Semana Santa. In this case, I got really close to a cucurucho, a teenager really, to …

all I need is a window, satchels and I'm ready © Rudy Giron

Open For Business

Here’s your Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Morral or satchel or tote bag. All I need is a window, some satchels …

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Holy Week Vistas: Processions

It is such impressive vista these massive floats, andas in Spanish, being carried by 80 to 100 cucuruchos through the different streets …

Welcome to Mennonite Country © Rudy Giron

Welcome to Mennonite Country

Yes, Guatemala is becoming a magnet destination for all kinds of religious groups. I believe this is the second time I spotlight …