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Guatemalan Cuisine: Pepián

The easiest way to get authentic traditional Guatemalan cuisine is to get a daily menu special at your local diner. For instance, …

Horseback Riding Through Town

Whenever you come across people riding horses or donkeys over the cobblestone streets of La Antigua Guatemala you feel like you are …

A Weekend At the Ruins With the Family

Many Guatemalan families take advantage of the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere surrounding the church, convent and monastery ruins around La Antigua Guatemala …

Gas Tanks are Ugly Too

This is what Guatemalans think of when you utter Tanques de gas (gas tanks); it doesn’t cross their mind the fuel tank …

Those darn electrical wires…

… are ugly for sure. I agree with everyone that commented that Guatemala would so much nicer and beautiful if all the …

Fake Door on Sidewall

I don’t get it, why would anyone would go through the hassle of building a fake door, then painting it to look …

Don Chobe Acuario Sign

Acuario is the Spanish word for aquarium and Don Chobe is the only shop in La Antigua Guatemala that caters exclusively to …

Hotel Posada San Vicente Sign

It’s amazing how creative are the sign makers around La Antigua Guatemala. A quick glance at the Signs category can show the …

Jocotenango’s Cathedral

Those darn electrical wires! There they are again… getting in the way. ¡Son tan metiches! —MO I agree, but what can I …

Nispero Tree in the Garden

I’m amazed by the abundance and variety of fruit in Guatemala. My chapí­n friends lament the relatively poor selection here, and miss …

Guatemalan Cuisine: Fiambre

How can we go by Dí­a de todos los santos (All Saints’ Day) and Dí­a de los fieles difuntos (All Souls’ Day) …

Habemus New President!

Even the grounds gave us good signs! The rest is history… and hope of a better future. 🙂 This time, I will …

The Kite Runner

Those of you, who have followed the daily updates of La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo for a while, would know already how …

Reuniting the Living with the Dead

Ignacio Ochoa has published a recent article about the history of kite making in Santiago Sacatepéquez under the name of Messenges in …