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Immigration Inception

What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken …

Remittances Architecture

Immigrants remittances are shaping the landscape of Mesoamerica with houses and constructions built upon the dreams and hard work of people in …

Arquitectura de Remesas Exhibit

Not too long ago I visited the exhibit Arquitectura de Remesas, an anthropological, architectonic and photographic study of how immigrants remittances are …

Antigua Guatemala Terraces

As I said before in Casa Antigüeña: The Terrace, “from the attic, it is only a matter of a few steps to …

Almost Perfect

There are days in La Antigua Guatemala that are almost perfect, even during the rainy season. However, most days of the rainy …

Corner Búcaro Fountain

According to Foursquare, I hold more mayorships than anyone in La Antigua Guatemala, including the current elected Mayor, Dr. Vivar. 😉 So, …

Baltika Beer in Antigua Guatemala

You know La Antigua Guatemala is a cosmopolitan town the moment Baltika beer specials are found in the local supermarket. That’s right …

Colorful Guatemalan Vegetables

We are so lucky in Guatemala to have an abundant supply of fresh and colorful vegetables all year long. This colorful side …

Playing With Running Water

Three simple shots of fountains found inside the patios of Casa Santo Domingo. In the picture above I decided to freeze the …

Paper Travel Guides

In my quest to bring you the most complete photographic library of the people, things and events that you may encounter while …

Guatemalan Cuisine: Chojin

Chojín is a word that I learned recently. Most of my life I just thought that radish salad was ensalada de rábano. …

Guatemalan Cuisine: Guacamol

Guacamol has to be among the most present sauces or salads in the Guatemalan cuisine; as well as chirmol and often together. …

Changing a light bulb

How many people are required to change a light bulb? a whole crew and a truck with basket if the light bulb …

Finca Washbasins and Water Tanks

Don’t ask me, but how did the venerable utilitarian pila (water tank) and lavadero (washbasin) became decorations elements or design accents? In …

Antigua’s Antique Bicycles

This how imagine a parking lot looked like at the beginning of the 20th Century in La Antigua Guatemala. Nowadays, however, I …

Vive tu vida y deja vivir

Vive tu vida y deja vivir translate more or less to Live and let live. Well, I can believe I am letting …

Guatever

Guatever. I want one because I like the color, the typography and the chapín twist. Where can I buy it? Now, can …

Market Marchers Manifestation

La Antigua Guatemala sí es Guatemala after all. I hate to admit it, but Manolo was right! Just when I think Antigua …

Ubi’s Ceviche

Last week Jonathan Gold from LA Weekly and Evan Kleinman host of KCRW’s Good Food program did a review of La Cevicheria, …

Art at Casa Santo Domingo

Hotel + Museo Casa Santo Domingo takes very seriously the museo, museum, part of its name. Not only there are several museums …