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The Modern Maya

The Maya represent a culture that demonstrates how tradition and technology can thrive together. This Maya woman, dressed in the traditional Mayan …

Colorful Guatemala Revisited

I am completely ruined. After having spent so much time around rich, intense colors, textures, idiosyncrasies, how could I ever live again …

It’s Coffee Time!

In La Antigua Guatemala we are so lucky to be able to get excellent coffee just about everywhere. Cafetenango in Finca Filadelfia …

al Macarone Pizza y Pasta Sign

Trust me, do no trust your nostalgic memories; they will mislead you. 🙁 Today’s sign of al Macarone is a very good …

What time is it?

Yo creo que es hora de regresar a nuestras clases de español (I think it’s time to come back to our Spanish …

Life Is Good!

Split a life in two; then in decades; the decades in years; the years in days and so on. Life is just …

Making Pilas: Setting the Mold

The first step of making the Guatemalan washbasin is to set the concrete mold pieces and then filling it with concrete. The …

Making Pilas: Removing the Mold

Actually, I should say removing the mold pieces. Basically, to manufacture pilas, washbasins, there four basic steps: Set the mold pieces and …

Making Pilas: Adding Color

These pilas go for a little over Q500/$60 because they use higher quality paint and more cement in the concrete mixture. Cheaper …

It’s Refa Time!

There are two ‘official’ snack times in Guatemala known as refacción; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. I have …

It’s Atol Time!

Like I said before, if there were a Guatemalan National Drink, surely “atol blanco” would be it. Atol blanco is one of …

Broccoli Heads

Oh, I don’t think I will ever get tired for the abundant fresh produce available in el mercado of La Antigua Guatemala …

About Today’s Afternoon

This afternoon seems to have been one of the best of the year, and quoting Rudy: Linda tarde de enero en La …

Spanish Tile Roof Texture

I love textures and La Antigua Guatemala seems to possess an endless amount of textures. Perhaps the fact that I am a …