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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 …