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Guatemalan Kites As Decoration






Through October and November you can find many businesses using Guatemalan kites as decoration. Last year I showed you some colorful giant …




El Carmen Ruins






I think this piece of architecture is absolutely gorgeous. Especially with those sellers and colorful textile products from Mercado De Artesanos El …




Is It The Decisive Moment






When I shot this photo in front of Antigua Guatemala’s Municipality building, I remembered Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Behind Gare St. Lazare photo and …




Ice Cream Memories






Ice cream vendors like the guy in the picture above are not only typical stamp of La Antigua Guatemala. As matter of …




Guatemalan Cuisine: Pescado frito






Fried fish is another popular dish in Guatemala. The fried fish presentation above can be found just about anywhere in Guatemala. Normally …




Guatemalan Cuisine: Parrillada Chapina






Here’s another version of the classic Guatemalan parrillada which is basically a charcoal-grilled meat sampler. This version includes chicken, sirloin steak, sausage, …




Rustic Door Handle






Simple and functional works for me. Today’s image you can find almost everywhere in La Antigua Guatemala. The elements: metal, wood, rust, …




Take Me To Central Park






Everybody loves the dry season in Guatemala. Even the patients of Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro Hospital can spend more time at …




The Forgotten Ones






I believe filmmaker Luis Buñuel wanted to show us something with his 1950 film “Los Olvidados” (literal English title The Forgotten Ones …




Dí­a de la Revolución Holiday






On October 20, Guatemala celebrates its Dí­a de la Revolución (Revolution’s Day) and everybody gets the day off as it is a …




Doble Vía Sign






I like the ceramic “doble vía” signs and metal frames in La Antigua Guatemala. To be honest, I like all the ceramic …




Don Quijote Cruisers Sign






It’s incredible how easily I fall for hand-made rustic signs in La Antigua Guatemala. A tour through the Sign category with over …




The Man Who Knew Too Much






Qué será, será… Alfred Hitchcock has to be one my favorite directors, along with Kubrick, and I often pay tribute to him …




Running Away






Ya running and ya running And ya running away. Ya running and ya running And ya running away. Ya running and ya …




Pueblo Chico, Chisme Grande






La Antigua Guatemala is a small town with big gossip! I remember clearly the first time I heard the saying pueblo chico, …




Guatemalan Coins






A few things we should know about the two coins shown in the picture above. First, the 25 centavos coin is normally …