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February 2011

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Roof Top and Palo de Izote






Palo de Izote is the Guatemalan equivalent of the Joshua tree. In fact, Palo de Izote is the Mesoamerican cousin of the …




Salida de Emergencia Sign






Like the Sanitarios sign, you should also make sure you know how to read this sign. Salida de Emergencia means Emergency Exit. …




Rain in the Dry Season






Okay, I want answers, I want the truth! What are you people up north doing to sabotage our gorgeous, Spring-like, best-time-of-the-year Dry …




Flor de la Pasión






Having a satisfying coffee with a very delicious torreja at La Cocina del Obispo, this flower was just there sort of flirting. …




Doorlocks






Isn’t it just engaging to run into so many different doorlocks around La Antigua Guatemala? This one is found in one of …




A Fountain’s Top






Like many fountain’s around Antigua Guatemala, there is always something very soothing about them (oh, and the light was just beautiful), but …




Street Repairs Before Lent






Another typical vista from February are the streets repairs done before or during Cuaresma, Lent, to have all the streets in their …




Jacaranda Tree at Central Park






There are several jacaranda trees in Parque Central which make a gorgeous display of purple or violet during February and March when …




First Rains 2011






In Guatemala we have the following sayings: Enero loco y febrero otro poco, Crazy January and February a bit as well, or …




Marching Home






A couple of days ago there was another manifestation. I didn’t get a chance to learn what they were manifesting about, but …




Flowers for Día del Cariño






The price of flowers goes up exponentially around certain dates like Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, just to name a few. A …




Garden Tools Art






For artists, limitations are only proof that creativity knows no limits. Take for instance simple garden tools and look at what an …




Pope John Paul II Sculpture






What’s the relationship between Santo Hermano Pedro de Betancourt and Pope John Paul II you might be asking? Simple. Santo Hermano Pedro …




Santo Hermano Pedro Sculpture






Perhaps sculpture is not the right word, but I can’t think of a better word right now to describe this giant metal …




Camouflaging Cellular Towers






Sometimes we don’t realized how lucky we are for living La Antigua Guatemala until we take a little trip beyond the municipal …