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Lent Food: Plataninas

Basically, plataninas are green platano/plantains chips. Plantains are like bananas, but much bigger and with a unique flavor. Guatemalans eat platanos in …

Poporopos are Popcorn

As explained before, poporopos is the Guatemalan Spanish word for popcorn. Most other Spanish-speaking countries use palomitas. I believe Guatemala is the …

Guatemalan Spanish Words for Lent Food

Today we will begin our Spanish lesson with some very important Guatemalan Spanish words: Poporopos, Plataninas, Papalinas and Churros. Poporopos: This is …

Lent Food: Buñuelos

Just as in other celebrations, Lent has a food that is sold at the food stalls out side where velación, vigil, is …

Lent season decorations

It’s impossible to miss the Lent, Cuaresma we call it in Spanish, in Antigua Guatemala as you encounter decorations, shrines, carpets, vigils …

Lent Is Altar and Carpet Time

Lent is also the time for shrines, carpets, vigils and processions. Out of nowhere any of these things can appear anywhere and …

Sunsets at Parque Central

Interesting enough, Parque Central or main plaza is a great place to not only watch people, but also to enjoy the light …

Clay Pottery for Sale

This wonderful clay pottery was brought all the way from Totonicapán; that’s near Xela in case you didn’t know, to be sold …

Fresh Tropical Fruits To Go

Everywhere in Guatemala you can find fresh fruit ready to go inside a transparent plastic bag. Often you can can these fruit …

Gorgeous Light Lovers Wanted!

Hurry, we only have a few more weeks of gorgeous light left before the rainy season begins. I wonder why Guatemala does …