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Angelina’s Doorway






I am sure this doorway will fit perfectly in MarieMC‘s Doorways Around the World. Well, I may be wrong because since she …




Take My Photograph






Even though most, if not all, of the quick photo labs are digital now in La Antigua Guatemala, the old and traditional …




Inside Doña Luisa Xicotencatl






The restaurant and bakery housed under the name of Doña Luisa Xicotencatl, on 4a calle oriente #12 in La Antigua Guatemala, has …




Lent Celebrations Began Today






In the Catholic realm the Holy Week Celebrations begin today with the Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Cuaresma, the Spanish …




Guatemalan Cuisine Sampler






Nowhere is Guatemala’s syncretism more evident than in its food. Here you have a sampler of what is considered authentic traditional Guatemalan …




Spinning tops






Trompo is the Spanish word for spinning top. Here you can see the Guatemalan wooden handicraft version and one of them at …




Rusted Owl






The Artisans Fair was the showcase for the handicrafts made in all the villages around Antigua Guatemala. So far we have seen …




The Crosses are Everywhere






The crosses are everywhere around Antigua Guatemala even though one may become blind to them after a while. This black cross was …




Name the Seeds!






Can you name all the seeds in the photograph? I will help you with the one my finger is pointing to: Chile …




A Million Shades of Green






Fact #1: Right now is winter in Guatemala as it is located in the Northern Hemisphere. You might not be believe this …




What about the Quetzal Jade?






According to Wikipedia, translucent emerald-green jadeitite is the most prized variety of jade both now and historically. Quetzal jade, or translucent emerald-green …




Don’t get burn!






We continue the color tour around Antigua with something simple and utilitarian like kitchen gloves. I am sure Meg would love a …




Enjoy it while it lasts!






Sometimes when you start a series you don’t know where to begin. I have colors, rich saturated colors for you. But, I …




Selling Tortillas on the Streets






The informal economy is the basis for making a living for most Guatemalans. That is why you have shoe-shining boys, orchids sellers, …




They light up at dusk






Two sources of night light that are available at dusk. I’ve been a bit busy, but tomorrow expect a very hot topic: …




Breaking the Rules






There’s an unspoken rule against publishing photos of your cats on your blog. I am breaking the rules on the request of …




Colors and Patterns






I must confess, I have a weak spot for colors and patterns. Maybe it is the fact that I am, after all, …




Cobblestone Street Worker






Cobblestone streets are yet another characteristic of La Antigua Guatemala’s life-style (see photos 1, 2, 3). They are hard on the automobiles, …