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Guatemalan Coffee Trivia






Here are some random facts, bits and trivia about Guatemalan coffee I have been collecting for a while: The average price for …




Coffee Tables, literally!






Here is one more entry for the Only in LAG. Leave it to the creative people of La Antigua Guatemala to produce …




Chanin Chanin Mija






Chanin chanin mija, we don’t want to become victims of the Guatemalan Diaspora!




These are not repollitos






Repollitos are little cabbages and that’s what Jenn Klee used to call hortensias when she was a little kid. I can see …




Just a sunset






There is something about how the sun rises and sets that gets people marveled, or in some kind of magical admiration to …




We’re Men of Maize






It is impossible to think of the Guatemalan, Mexican and Mesoamerican diet without maize. From the Popul Vuh (Popol Wuj in modern …




Let The Signs Speak No. 1






When he had fished the last fish, poison the last river, and cut down the last tree, man will realize that he …




Luck with the Lizard






This is just one of those rare shots you get when the opportunity strikes. I was scrolling through my email when my …




Licuado Culture






Sweet. Refreshing. Natural. Licuados are one of those treats that truly define a Guatemalan experience. The blended fruit drinks can be found …




Law and Kindness






There are so many things that could be said about this photograph of two men, both in soldiers uniforms, even if one …




Guatemala’s Independence Day Torch






Getting everything ready for Independence Day Celebrations. This torch will light the Independence fire torches from all over Guatemala. These Independence torches …




The Unbearable Lightness of Being






The Maya is a civilization really preoccupied with the unbearable lightness of being and masochistic on top of it all by keeping a long count which shows how insignificant we really are. We humans, however, we really muddle ourselves with all kinds of fixations, preoccupations and obsessions like dates.







Fun for All Ages






So who’s fit to go on such a daredevil adventure of soaring like a bird? Antigua Canopy Tours assures that anyone from …




Birds-Eye View of Nature






Antigua Canopy Tours isn’t just about the unique experience of gliding… it’s about gliding through a tropical rainforest or cloud forest canopy. …




Have a Safe Flight






“The three most important factors for the canopy tour are security, a family-oriented experience and promoting nature,” Antigua Canopy Tours Manager Pascu …




Constructing a Canopy Course






“We could see the topography was just perfect,” Victor Gallo confidently asserted. Victor Gallo is the expert Antigua Canopy Tours hired to …




El Santuario






Platform One is where the “flying” begins. After a thorough explanation and demonstration of the special techniques required to properly enjoy the …




Pick Your Poison






Just how daring are you? There are two zipline circuits offered by Antigua Canopy Tours. The first is Forest Express: six distinct …




The UNIMOG Hog






What a beast. The journey of “flying through the forest” with Antigua Canopy Tours begins with a ride in the unique UNIMOG, …




Gliding Through the Treetops






Dangling like a spider on a web, he slightly rocks back and forth in his harness as he awaits the “okay” to go. At the cue, he lifts his legs, bends his knees… and takes off, plunging into a tunnel of thick, forest foliage. A whirring sound follows in close pursuit as he soars above the sloping forest floor, suspended meters – at times more than 100 meters – above the ground. To onlookers below, he looks like nothing more than a fragile doll that is somehow managing to cling to a nearly invisible cable as he races across the treetops.







2 Sí






Back in April the Guatemalan government, following the lead taken by Colombia and Venezuela some years ago, issued the Ley de Transito-Motocicletas …




Theme Day: Big






127 cities around the world orchestrated a global effort to show the different manifestations of the concept of BIG. I could have …