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Free Culture

In La Antigua Guatemala we are so lucky to have plenty of free culture. The Festival Internacional de Jazz en Antigua and …

Volcán de Fuego Welcomes You

It doesn’t matter how many times I see Volcán de Fuego erupting, I can never get tired of it or get accustomed. …

Guatemalan Aprons for Sale

The world-famous Guatemalan apron is going places, you know. Just like you can find mothers and daughters selling gabachas, aprons, on any …

Day Care

Market day in La Antigua Guatemala is much more than just getting your weekly produce or enjoying a photo moment of local …

Red Lantern District

Not a farol left over from last year’s posadas. Nor indeed a house of ill repute, except perhaps with regards to the …

Antigua Oasis

I can remember everything about this Antigua moment except exactly where it is. All the recent discussion about water reminded me of …

Guatemalan Water Wells Wet Wealth

First, Blame the trabalenguas, tongue twister, title on emromesco, who said that water will be the oil of the 21st century. Second, …

Who owns the water in Guatemala?

All Guatemalans, of course, just like the air. Water belongs to the Guatemalan people and it’s managed by the government; national and …

Above and Beyond the Clouds

Can you have too many shots of La Antigua Guatemala’s volcanoes? I think not. This one was taken from the rooftop view …

Framing Balconies…

La Antigua Guatemala, LAG, draws a large part of its identity from its grid rows of picture-perfect edifices that line the calles …

Little Charms of LAG

Visitors can easily spot the Maya people dressed in rainbow colors weaving their way throughout the renowned colonial architecture of La Antigua …

Market Pick-Me-Up

Sweet. Juicy. Succulent. Happy. Fresh. Inviting. These are just some of the words that come to mind whenever I spy the overflowing …

Canine Character

Back in Canada we have a Boxer—cross (… with a Disappointer as my husband is fond of saying). I miss him when …

The Nun and The Limousine

It is quite common to see nuns and priests walking around La Antigua Guatemala since this town is basically almost 100% Catholic. …

Fusion Sign

Continuing with the night photography thread from the Theme Day, we also add number 101 sign to overflowing Sign category. If you …