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Run Lolo, Run






Hurry home, run rapidly, the witches are watching. Lolo, you must put on your costume to go out for trick-n-treating. It is …




Requiem for the rain






“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.” —Pradip I found two great quotes about the rain at …




The Great Chinese Wall






Here is another example of metal sign for a business. Gran Muralla, great wall, is a Chinese restaurant in Antigua. I wish …




Feeling blue






Yet I am not sad. How about you? Tags: Antigua Daily Photo / Antigua / Guatemala / blue house




Forged metal sign






Juaréz Hnos Hierro Forjado shop in La Antigua Guatemala is the oldest forged metal shop in the American Continent according to the …




Knock knock, who’s there?






According to the owner of Juárez Hermanos forged metal shop, this big door (portón in Spanish) is probably the only metal door …




Guatemala’s favorite vehicle






For some reason, mini trucks are Guatemala’s favorite vehicle. Toyota and Nissan are the preferred brands in Guatemala. What would you say …




By bike






Many of the deliveries are still done by bike. If you recall my post about daily bread delivery service on September 24th, …




Illegal billboard






One of the benefits of living in or around La Antigua Guatemala is the lack of billboards. Isn’t weird that I start …




Antigua’s Owl Banks






If you keep your savings in one this owl banks, you will not have to make the long lines at the modern …




Trimming the trees






The problem with old trees is that they are too tall; trimming the old branches becomes an ordeal. Here two employees of …




X-ray of a Guatemalan House






This is the shot of a Guatemalan house at the very early stages of construction. I know this is not what you …




Agua Pura Salvavidas






Agua Pura Salvavidas is Guatemala’s first and largest bottled water company (Purified water Lifesaver in English). Matt Bokor describes it like this: …




An old bike for an old town






Bicycles are among the most-widely used vehicles in Antigua. One the reason is that you can move faster with a bike than …




Transnational: Health for all






Dr. Simi is Mexico’s transnational Farmacias Similares (Similar Pharmacies) mascot. Farmacias Similares has made their business to take generic medicine to the …




Transnational: Tender, Juicy & Crunchy






That is right, the three-word slogan belongs to Guatemala’s transnational company Pollo Campero (Country Chicken) which is now in the United States, …




Transnational: I’m loving it






The clown moves according to Antigüeño’s urban legend. Actually, there had been “sightings” of the McDonald’s clown moving through Latin America. I …




Transnational: 30 minutes or less






With this photo I will begin a series on transnational companies in La Antigua Guatemala. Domino’s Pizza is very popular here, as …