Have Balls, Will Travel

Have Balls, Will Travel

Guatemala is a colorful country. What, you don’t believe me? Well, Why not check out the Color palette category to see for yourself. For instance, take a look at today’s photo, these are hand-painted traditional Guatemalan balls and they are so colorful. In other parts of the world they are happy with a one or two-colored balls; in Guatemala nothing less than the rainbow will do. 😉

Could you live in a country with rich and intense colors?

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  • Erick

    The title of today’s entry made me chuckle, but I don’t know if that was the intention, so I’ll just leave it alone.

    I used buy those balls back when I was a kid, they were immensely popular back then. They are extremely light weight and bounce all over the place. Fun times!

    Does anyone have a clue as to how they are made? I’ve always wondered that. My grandpa used to tell me that they were made from “tripa de coche”, but I don’t know how accurate that is, or the actually manufacturing process.

    • @Erick, nothing is done here in AntiguaDailyPhoto without intention… todo está friamente calculado. 😉

  • As far as I know they are indeed made of “tripa de coche” (pig entrails), but maybe they are made of “hule” (rubber). I wonder too.

  • MO

    These are the same type of balls we used to use in my elementary school yard to play kik-ball.

    • MO


  • Erick

    For the “partidos de futbol” at school, we used the plastic ones that were like 10 centavos back then; we all thought we were world cup-bound.

  • Eric

    re: title of today’s entry — los tengo, y lo hare 🙂

  • These are hands down the best balls ever! I used to love playing with these, the only problem was when they stayed under the sun…

  • Ah Rudy, it’s been a while since my last comment… I’ve read all the other posts, and, hmm, I’m so laaaaaate 🙂 Anyway, these balls are indeed made of “tripa de coche”, and I guess it also reflects our Mayan tradition of the ball game… So many hypothesis and theories in relation to it, that I’m still surprised on why Guatemala doesn’t stand out in soccer/football 🙂

    Nonetheless, as always, stunning photos!!!!!!!!!!!!