I don’t want to call names or anything like that, but I must say there’s an imperialistic country the north of Guatemala where SUVs, short for So Unnecessary Vehicle I believe, are the new must-have vehicle. Of course, even the huge Hummies are not big enough even if they spend a gallon a fuel just to turn it on. Even trucks just keep getting bigger and bigger, right?
On the other hand, in the heart and cradle of the Maya civilization, trucks just keep getting smaller and more fuel-efficient. Take for instance the new moto-trucks being used for distribution of products around Antigua Guatemala, that’s a fine example of how to reduce the carbon foot print for the necessary distribution of food; don’t you agree?
Honest, I don’t want to rub it in, but in Guatemala we are recycling the stuff our neighbours from the north are simply discarding such as: old school buses, the crashed and old cars and trucks, the clothes, et cetera, etc… if you don’t believe me, browse the archives of Antigua Daily Photo; it’s all there.
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