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Anti-Rabies Vaccination Campaign






There’s a free anti-rabies vaccination campaign every year during September around La Antigua Guatemala. Cats and dogs are vaccinated for rabies and …




Remittances from Los Angeles






“Walijoq caewaj!” she yelled over and over in Quiche. Wake up, my love. Wake up, my love. This is the story of …




Stairway to Coffee Heaven






This staircase leads to coffee heaven, also known as the tostaduría, the roasting room. Or maybe not. I guess you will have …




Calle de la Tostaduria






I want to live on Calle de la Tostaduría. Do you know why? Club Fotográfico de Antigua Photo Exhibition: Once again I …




Antigua’s Tuk Tuk Taxis Revolt






Today I was driving around Antigua Guatemala’s Central Park and I was not allowed to continue towards the Palacio del Ayuntamiento (Municipal …




Let Me Out!






I would also want out with such a gorgeous day. This beautiful dog was so peaceful and enjoying the breeze that it …




Tanque de La Unión Revisited






While Arturo was playing with his camera mounted on a tripod to take his signature sunsets, I decided to look in the …




Fuego showing off…






While some people prefer to make an extra buck, or a lot more extra bucks, here in La Antigua Guatemala some of …




Guatemalan Cuisine: Frijoles blancos






Frijoles Blancos, white beans, are another classic staple of the gastronomy of Guatemala. Frijoles blancos are often prepared with espinazo (spine) costilla …




Acatenango ahumado






After being away for so long in El Petén, and dealing with a lot of archaeological photography. Anyway, in one of those …




Guatemala’s Independence Student Parades






Most people in Guatemala often say that Guatemalans are not very “patriotic” and immediately mention how patriotic the Mexicans really are: “that’s really patriotism!” Heck I even heard an hour long radio show today discussing it.







Perpetuating A Nation






Guatemalans are not known for being patriotic; yeah Guatever! Nevertheless, we do have our patriotic symbols like El Quetzal, our most beautiful …




Guatemalan Vegetables Bouquet






I found this bouquet near the juice bar at the breakfast buffet in Finca Filadelfia. It looks like a creative chef and …




Framed Fuego






Now, this is how I like my weather conditions. Talking about the weather, Guatemala’s Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología, …




Guatemalan Coffees Are Truly Green






Today, I continue learning about the Guatemalan coffees. In the past I have mention how I thought coffee plantations were beneficial for …




The Ages of Coffee






In this photograph I try to captured the different ages or stages of the coffee berries. Since we are showing the different …




The Hands That Rock the Coffee






These are the hands the rock the coffee berries off the branches swiftly, almost effortlessly it seemed. There’s something about these hands …




Coffee Colors






In Spanish we use the word café to mean coffee and brown. Coffee berries, however, begin their color palette lifecycle as green …




The Rainiest Year Ever






This has to be the rainiest year ever in my entire life. I had never ever seen so much rainfall. After several …




Forged Metal Door Knocker






How can one find beauty in such a rustic forged metal knocker? I don’t know, but the instant I saw it I …