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Fish Farming in Antigua

If I had been told when I was a little kid that they would “grow” and “harvest” fish in a farm around …

Tres Volcanes Honey Spread Project

The Departamento of Sacatepéquez (State or Province), where La Antigua Guatemala is located and to which is the Department’s Capital, is very …

Guatemalan Police Anecdotes

One of the benefits of living in a third world country is that you don’t need to read Cien años de soledad …

Guatemalan Cuisine: Mixtas

Guatemalan mixtas (mixed) are basically hot dogs which come with tortillas instead of a bun. Simple and great tasting. There are other …

Did Anybody Say Jocotes?

There are some Guatemalan fruits that are impossible to translate into English; jocotes is one of them. Jocotes is the little round …

Guatemalan Fresh Fruit Snacks

Since you guys are having the cravings for Guatemalan fresh fruit snacks, I decided to show you the current options. All you …

Green Mango for MO

Boy, do I sacrifice for you guys, or what? MO (Mario) asked for a shot of green mangoes and here I am …

Surf’s Up Dudes!

Last year I showed you one of the Surf Shops in La Antigua Guatemala and talked about surfing in Guatemala in general. …

Private Property Not For Sale

As the U.S. real estate market plummets, especially the sub-prime real estate, the Guatemalan real estate market grows even healthier, especially in …

Pruning the Gravileas Trees

There is nothing like rain water to make all the flora grow and in Guatemala we have a very copious rainy season …

The Rellenito Transaction

Last time I showed rellenitos here, was a photograph taken at home with control conditions of light and presentation. The photo was …

José Marí­a Magaña Juárez Sign

Sometimes just showing a sign can be considered a political act. Today’s photo about one particular architect’s sign falls under the political …

Don’t Laugh At Me!

“… Nothing became Something. For many in the community this Something is the realization that their kids, who barely had touched a book, can read something because they like it. The biggest change we see it in the problematic children, those who can hardly stay put. We let them read laying down on a carpet, aloud or in silence, right-reading or backwards, or we give them audio books, and little by little they end up reading all of them…” —Kyle Passarelli (fragment freely translated from the article Biblioteca Caldo de Piedra as it appeared in Spanish in the latest issue of Revista Recrearte)

I read to my little brother

Kids reading to kids; now we are onto something! While reviewing the wishlist for the Caldo de Piedra Library Project, I occurred …

Caldo de Piedra Library Project

Boy, do I have a soft spot for libraries! Often I highlight library projects like the Bibliobús of Probigua, which I nicknamed …

Hooyab Fine Jewelry Sign

Today we resume the sign fetish series. How do you get this vigorous red color? First you find red wall looking west …