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Colorful Red and Yellow Flowers






Please help me identify these colorful red and yellow flowers I found during one of my morning walks. The first correct answer …




Keeping Honest People Honest






Since bicycles and motorcycles are the most popular vehicles in and around Antigua Guatemala, it is obvious they are also the vehicles …




Bright and rich colours






I don’t know what prompts people in Guatemala to paint their houses with rich and bright colours, but all I can say …




Hills Around Ciudad Vieja






This patchwork can be seen on the hills around Ciudad Vieja and I was asked to photograph it for nostalgia reason by …




Real Guatemala: Los Policías






Alright, we will finish the first part of the Real Guatemala series with portrait of two police officers who were deployed during …




Real Guatemala: El campesino






The land belongs to those that work it with their own hands. —Emiliano Zapata La tierra es de quien la trabaja con …




Real Guatemala: Los albañiles






Of course, we can not leave out the albañiles, construction workers, from a series about the Real Guatemala. I don’t know if …




Real Guatemala: Los mandados






Each morning the streets are filled with people of all ages going or coming from doing errands, as simple as buying fresh …




Real Guatemala: Los novios






Even though you can not fully see the girlfriend, believe me she’s there, she just pulled her upper body to be in …




Real Guatemala: El Zapatero






Here’s a Guatemalan idiom for your ever-increasing Spanish vocabulary: “zapatero, a tus zapatos” Ne sutor ultra crepidam — “Let the shoemaker venture …




Real Guatemala: The Acolytes






We continue the Real Guatemala series with some Spanish words for your ever-increasing Spanish vocabulary. First acólitos, that’s the closes translation for …




The Typical Tienda Vista






As I’ve explained before, a tienda is the Spanish word we use in Guatemala to refer for convenience store. The original definition …




Guatemalan Longanizas FTW!






I can easily explain longanizas as the Guatemalan white sausages which have chopped onions and yerba buena, mint, along the ground meat. …




Meet Suerte y Fortuna






Luck is nothing more than opportunity meeting preparation. So, I have to be ready when opportunity comes along. Can anyone tell why …