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New Paint Job for Episcopal Palace






The adjacent building to the right of Cathedral of La Antigua Guatemala goes by the name of Palacio Episcopal (Episcopal Palace). This …




Cathedral’s New Look






Well, it looks like 2009 will be the year of the new paint jobs on all the major churches around Antigua Guatemala …




Guatemalan Fruit: Chico Zapote






Okay, we will finish the Zapote and other exotic tropical fruits from Guatemala week with the Chico Zapote or simply chico which …




Guatemalan Fruit: Mango de pashte






Guatemalan produces several kinds of mangoes (dozens really), but by far mango de pashte (loofah mango) or mango de leche (milk mango) …




Guatemalan Fruit: Caimito






I tell you, those Costa Ricans have no shame. First they made the entire world believe that Central America was them. Then, …




Guatemalan Fruit: Zapote






Many were the contributions of Meso-America to the world in terms of brand-new dietary crops; so long is the list that one …




Guatemalan Fruit: Mamey






Okay everyone, I solemnly declare this week as the Zapotes (sapotes) and other such exotic tropical fruits week. Sapote or tzapotl is …




Jacarandas at Central Park






I don’t know how it happened, but I had lost this vista of the Jacaranda trees in bloom at La Antigua Guatemala’s …




House Inside Coffee Plantation






Besides the Canopy Zip Lines tours you can find at Finca Filadelfia, in Antigua Guatemala, there are all kinds of activities to …




Another Shuco Hot Dog Por Favor






Next time you are strolling around Antigua Guatemala and you come across street vending carts, like the ones you see above, you’ll …




Lent Decorations over Doorways






I really like the Lent decorations you find over doorways and windows in La Antigua Guatemala. Lent or Cuaresma in Spanish is …




Guatemalan Cuisine: Jocón






A while back I tease those crazy Guatemalan who have decided to live abroad (you know who you are) with a photo …




I wish you were sitting here






For a long time I did not want to take the same shots from Antigua Guatemala that everybody else does. Also, I …




Antigua’s Biodiesel Project






Antigua Guatemala is full of Quixotes who do not know about impossibles. Alejandro del Valle is such a Quixote who after careful …




Antigua’s Pietra Sign






Oh I really like the texture and shape of this sign. Do you know what pietra is? It’s not a Spanish word.