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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 …