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Marimba Sculpture

Here’s a marimba sculpture found in Santo Domingo del Cerro representing Guatemala’s national musical instrument. How you like it? He aquí una …

Masks

Masks are beautiful, of course. It is said that people wear masks, depending on how they live on a daily basis. Simple …

Antigua Birding

Perhaps it is the fact that La Antigua Guatemala is surrounded by so many coffee plantations and fincas (farms) as well as …

Voters Registration Booth

This is an election year in Guatemala and the Tribunal Supremo Electoral (TSE) is rushing to get all potential voters registered and …

Fusion Cuisine Pupusas

Nothing is sacred in the kitchen and fusion is the tendency in vogue. So it comes as no surprise to find new …

Guatemalan Police Patrol Trucks

Police patrol trucks, really? I am sure that’s a normal question asked when people are told that all police patrol units in …

Skyping from the Garden

Since there are so many wireless Internet access points (Wi-Fi) available in La Antigua Guatemala, it’s not unusual to see people calling …

Eternal Spring Guatemalan Colors

As we have mentioned before, if you’re planning a visit to Guatemala, make sure you pack your sunglasses if you don’t want …

Elotes asados

It does not matter where you go in Guatemala, you are certain to find elotes asados (charbroiled corn on the cob). This …

Colonial and Modern Contrasts

Slowly but surely these ugly, but necessary antennas are disappearing from the Antigua Guatemala skyline. Some of the antennas around Antigua Guatemala …

Healthy Horses for the People

Equinos Sanos para el Pueblo (ESAP) is a Guatemalan foundation that promotes the welfare of working equines, recognizing their importance in the …

Exotic Guatemalan Chips

Besides the typical papalinas (potato chips) found everywhere, in La Antigua Guatemala you can also find exotic chips made from eggplant, plantain …

For The Innocent

Today’s photo is dedicated to the innocent victims of the killings in Petén. The massacre in Guatemala that left 27 people dead …

Photo Exhibit At Central Park

“Agua, Ríos y Pueblos” is the title of the photographic exhibit on display at Parque Central right now. The “Water, Rivers and …

Umbrella Time Is Here

That’s right, it’s already May, which marks the commencement of the rainy season, thus the umbrella time. We haven’t seen the Sompopos …

Mother’s Day in Guatemala

Happy Guatemalan Mother’s Day! I especially wish a Happy Mother’s Day to my own madre. As Luna McCarthy mentioned in XelaDailyPhoto this …

For Whom the Bell Tolls?

No man is an island, entire of itself… any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never …

El Calvario Fountain

This fountain is located on the parallel path of Alameda El Calvario. At sunset you can find teenagers and students having atol …

Alameda El Calvario

There only three alamedas (tree-lined streets) in La Antigua Guatemala. Alamedas are public walkway or promenade shaded with trees; from álamo ‘cottonwood’ …

Nostalgia Triggers

The other day while I waited for the fresh and hot tortillas to come out of the comal I noticed an orange …

Tortillas los tres tiempos

In Guatemala we are lucky to still have vendors who provides us with fresh goods every day. Perhaps, it is the fact …

Enchiltepado Breakfast

Recently I had the opportunity to have breakfast at the restaurant inside Posada de Don Rodrigo. I ordered the Enchiltepado typical breakfast …

Alto: Viraje Obligado

Stop, left turn only. I believe this is a sign that tells me I must take a new direction. I will. What …