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December 2010

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AntiguaDailyPhoto’s Top 12 of 2010






12. Colorful Guatemalan Balls, 11. Cathedral Spot Lights Zooming, 10. Sunday Mornings Begin with Coffee and Online Newspapers, 09. The Ages of …




Meet Pinar Istek from XelaDailyPhoto






Meet Pinar Istek, the photojournalist behind XelaDailyPhoto.com with her omnipresent Cabro beer; her favorite from Guatemala she claims in An irresistible fact …




Colonial-style Marketing Gimmicks






Casa Escobar resturant is known for having people dress up like colonial-times Spaniards to cry out the specials and menu options to …




Guatemalan Cotton Candy






Algodones are another very popular Christmas comfort candy found in town fair, church atriums and around plazas and parks. Algodón is the …




Guatemalan Christmas Kitsch






The market in Antigua was a bit mad last night. There’s a whole little enclave of Xmas kitsch at the rear that …




Feliz Noche Buena






Merry Christmas Eve! In Guatemala, Christmas Eve is as important as Christmas. People stay up all night waiting for midnight to have …




Poinsettias Everywhere






In Guatemala poinsettias are known as Flor de Pascua, Flor de Noche Buena or simply Pascuas. Poinsettias are native to Guatemala and …




Nine Days of Posadas






We interrupt our regularly scheduled December comfort foods series to bring you the following special bulletin. Since yesterday night, December 15, there …




Buñuelos: Guatemalan Comfort Foods for December






Guatemalan buñuelos are kind like round French toast and they are served with a lot hot syrup made from water, sugar, anís (anise), cinnamon sticks, all-spice just to name the main ingredients.

Buñuelos are one of the most popular Guatemalan comfort foods for December. If you follow the white rabbit, you can browse some of the other comfort foods found at town fairs in December; of course, some of these comfort foods are found all year round.







San Agustín Ruins by Night






I believe this is the second time I share a photo of Ruinas de San Agustín with you guys. Interesting enough, both …




Cathedral Spot Lights






I have been meaning to do a mini series about the churches and ruins which are beautifully lit by spot lights place …




Fresh Fruits All Year Round






We are so lucky in Guatemala that we can have fresh fruit every day of the year. Often times the fruit has …




Merry Christmas Decorations






Even though you may seem Christmas decorations as early as September in Guatemala, the official Christmas season celebrations begins with the Burning …




Acatenango Volcano Saga






It’s very enjoyable to look at how the condensation concentrates on vegetation on the volcanic slopes. Probably it would have been nicer …