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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 …