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Mango Season 2013 Is Now Open






Last week I saw the first mangoes for sale around Antigua Guatemala. Some of mangoes, the Manila kinds, I was told were …




Acatenango Nevado






As mentioned yesterday, on Thursday night we had rain falling in Guatemala which caused most peaks above 3,700 meters to acquire cap …




Clock Tower in Ciudad Vieja






I honestly wonder if any of the public clocks in Guatemala actually work. The clock tower in Ciudad Vieja for instance has …




Guatemalan Catholic Women






You talkin’ to me? No. Honest I am not talking to you… I believe that Antigua Guatemala and the surrounding villages are …




Unos van, otros vienen






The Alameda El Calvario is one of the few places in Antigua Guatemala where there is a designated pedestrian walkway and so …




Ecoleña Is Now Available in Guatemala






Tuesday night was the presentation of the project of Ecoleña at Rainbow Café by the foundations Fundación Progresar Guatemala and Legacy Foundation. …




Guatemalan Fortune Owls






Did you know that the number 13 is sacred and a good luck number for the Maya? The same principal applies to …




Guatemalan Finquero Breakfast






The finquero word could be translated as the plantation or ranch owner. So a Finquero desayuno, breakfast, would be one that normally …




Arches at Tanque de la Unión






These arches along with the public washbasins and water tank are one of the most often photographed landmarks in Antigua Guatemala. I …




I wish you were here, honest!






Oh there’s nothing like Sunday morning stroll around San Juan del Obispo. The plaza right in front of the parish is such …




The Giant Guatemalan Tamal






The gigantic tamal from oriente (Eastern Guatemala) is the equivalent of 4 to 6 typical tamales or about a dozen Mexican typical …