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Architects of the Future






Here we have a group of students from the first year of the faculty of Architecture of Universidad de San Carlos de …




Antigua Architecture Walks






I was fortunate to accompany Guatemalan Architect José María Magaña Juárez, who specializes in conservation of monuments and historic centers and was …




Hands Free Helmet Phone






I don’t need NO stinking Siri or hands free earphones, I can imagine the woman thinking as she goes around making phone …




Enchanted by El Sombrerón






El Sombrerón appears at dusk, dragging along a group of mules carrying coal, with whom he travels around the city and its …




Guatemalan Tamalitos de Frijol






These are tamalitos de frijol, which basically are small tamales, thus tamalITOS, with black beans mixed in before cooking and wrapped with …




Guatemalan Flower Growers






As mentioned before, if you’re looking for flower and plant nurseries, then head over to San Miguel Dueñas where it seems as …




McCafé Decorations






I don’t know if McCafés exist in other parts of the world or if they are a Guatemalan invention. Please, illuminate me. …




All Roads Lead to Antigua Guatemala






Often I have mentioned the importance of Antigua Guatemala, formerly Santiago de los Caballeros de Guatemala, through out the history of the …




INGUAT shows for the OAS






As always, Guatemala’s tourism institute, INGUAT for short, put up a show of “Mayan” ceremonies and dances to welcome the members of …




Courtyard at El Jaulón






I feel like doing a series on just courtyards. Imagine, having ten or twelve photos of the most popular courtyards in Antigua …