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Holy Week Elements: Dolorosas

With this picture of the dolorosas or hermanas cargadoras, the women who carry the smaller floats of the Virgin Mary or other virgins for the matter, we conclude our coverage of Lent and Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala. Take a photographic tour through all the photos, posts and multimedia content …

Holy Week Elements: Alfombras

The processional carpets are among the most creative and colorful elements of the Holy Week in La Antigua Guatemala. In this case, …

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Holy Week Elements: Timonel

Here’s your Holy Week Spanish word for the day: Timonel The timonel is the person at the front of the processional float …

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Holy Week Elements: Cucuruchos

Purple or violet is the color of Lent and the Holy Week. Cucuruchos, bearers, wear their cone-head purple robes as a sign …

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Holy Week Elements: Tren de Aseo

As I walked the streets of the Antigua Guatemala villages I noticed the neighbours sweeping aways the carpets from Palm Sunday since …

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Guatemalan Portrait: La Abuelita

We finish this first leg of the Guatemalan Portrait with a picture of the typical Guatemalan grandmother. In Guatemala is one of …

Guatemalan Portrait: Gypsy Woman

One important aspect of the Guatemalan Portrait series is to show the rainbow of people that Guatemalans can be, although many only …

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Portrait of the Colonial Crier

Here’s your Spanish word of the day: Pregonero Basically, a pregonero is a crier. Here we see the leader of the pregoneros …

Color Palette: Blue

It’s been a while since I updated the color palette category and since there are so many house now with new paint …

Guatemalan Food: Jocón

Jocón is basically a Guatemalan tomatillo-cilantro sauce; although we use the word miltomate instead. We also have another word for cilantro in …

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Roof repairs before the rains

During the dry season Antigua Guatemala goes through a lot repairs and paint jobs. In my opinion, the paint jobs are to …