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Guatemalan chow mein tostada

Last time I declared that chow mein was among the most “authentic” dishes in the Guatemalan gastronomy I got into trouble. Then, …

Thinking Girl

Once again, you write the caption in a similar manner than yesterday’s Thinking Boy. What’s the little girl deliberating about?

Thinking Boy

Okay today you write the caption. What’s the little boy thinking about?

Colorful Mayan Huipil

Let’s do an observation experiment. What things do you find interesting in the picture above?

Café Condesa Express

Sometimes you just don’t have the time to casaquear, chit-chat, but you still need your daily dose of the best coffee in …

Guatemalan Tienditas

Guatemala has taken the concept of convenience store to new levels. Tienda is the Spanish word we use in Guatemala to refer …

Every day we die a little

I never realized how much people die every day until I lived in a town where almost each death is announced by …

San Francisco El Grande Niche

This niche and statue of San Francisco (Saint Francis) can be found at the entrance of the façade looking north of Iglesia …

We’re Women of Maize

As I said before, it is impossible to think of the Guatemalan, Mexican and Mesoamerican diet without maize. From the Popul Vuh …

Callejón Los Garcías

The callejones (alleys) found in many of the villages of La Antigua Guatemala are really narrow, passageways really created, I imagine, as …

No carpooling here…

… at least not for these campesinos who every day take their horses up to the rolling hills of Volcán de Agua …