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Buying Folk-art on the Streets

Guatemalan textiles are among the most look-after items in the folk-art markets. You have to be careful though, they come in two …

Selling Folk-art on the Street

This outdoor folk-art market sets on the street outside the El Carmen Ruins on the weekends only, located about two blocks from …

One way or another…

Guatemalan textiles are world-famous. As a graphic designer, I have been intrigued for a long while now about the fact that the …

Pick your color #5

Since the pictures for the last two days had way too many colors, I decided to make today’s choice simple. If you …

Pick your color #4

This is close-up view of the “undocumented alien” in my garden. I plan to have more strict rules for this migrant plants, …

Pick your color #3

On texture through color I introduced you to Café Concepción, a small and lovely bistro, located about half-block away from my office. …

Pick your color #2

If you love the bougainvillea flowers as much as Pamela does, and you don’t want to move to a secret island called …

Pick your color #1

Okay, welcome back from an ease going weekend. It is Monday and you want things to be mellow, so I am not …

Texture through color

To follow up the texture in yesterday’s sign and to get you prepare for this coming week series about color, here is …

Macaco sign

Here is a little confession: I do like many of the business signs in Antigua. As much as I dislike billboard and …

Palm Trees in Antigua

I showed you these palm trees on August 28th as they reflect on the water tank at the public washbasins at Parque …

Tour Antigua the old-fashion way

One way to tour La Antigua Guatemala is through the horse-powered carriage rides around town. If you can obviate the buses, the …

A Place to Rest

Inspired by Pamela’s A Place to Rest, which shows a lovely resting area, I decide to follow up with a resting area …

Still in a blue mood

Lately blue has come my way. First time it came as blue house with blue doors and a blue sky. Now, it …

Guatemalan Cuisine: Hilachas

Hilachas is the name of the dish based on shredded meat with recado (tomato-based sauce), and cut up potatoes. If you compare …

Bell ringer

It just does not seem fair that Nuno gets all the attention with his church photos; sure he captures great images, sure …

Guatemalan Cuisine: Fiambre Slideshow

In November 1st and 2nd Guatemala, like many other catholic countries, celebrates the Day of the Dead (Dí­a de los Difuntos) and the All Saints Day (Dí­a de los Santos). The cemeteries, from the most exclusive to the most modest and humble, become overwhelmed with people bringing flowers, crosses, food and even music (sometimes Mariachi music) to their dead relatives.