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Casa Antigüeña: The Stairway






In the Casa Antigüeña you often find stairways or staircases. Quite often you find forged metal handrails beautifully worked by the antigüeño …




Casa Antigüeña: The Kitchen






The kitchen area in the casa antigüeña usually has a high ceiling provided by cupola which in most cases served as chimney, …




Casa Antigüeña: The Corridor






Casas antigüeñas normally have at least one corridor or hallway, usually next to the garden and fountain. Omnipresent are the terra cotta …




What in the World is a Búcaro?






Many times, when foreigners are looking at listings for houses or apartments for rent or sale in La Antigua Guatemala, they come …




First Güisquil from Orchard






I present to you the first güisquil, also known as chayote or perulero, from our back yard orchard. Güisquiles are such an …




New Traffic Police Officers






Fortunately, La Antigua Guatemala is still mostly a pedestrian town, but it gets its share of vehicular traffic and before it gets …




New CitiBank Sign In Antigua






Okay, if you have followed the daily dispatches from La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo for a while, you would remember that back …




Guatemalan Cuisine: Pacayas






Today’s entry marks the 1000 consecutive daily pages of La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo. And I thought I wasn’t going to last …




Guatemalan Escabeche






These also make Guatemalans hot! 😉 In Guatemala there are at least two words you can use when referring to pickled foods: …




Guatemalan Chinchines or Sonajas






The sonajas or maracas take on a different name in Guatemala, they are called chinchines; an onomatopoeia (onomatopeya in Spanish). Generally, Guatemalan …




Guatemalan Money Sampler






Just like everything else in Guatemala, money is very colorful. I believe I could also do a series in Guatemalan currency. What …




Vista From The Vet’s Office






Even while doing errands and chores around La Antigua Guatemala, you are given the opportunity to experience a post card moment. Life …