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Christmas Fireworks Street Shop






Guatemala’s a pyromaniac hell or paradise, what is it? Since Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve are the perfect night for fireworks …




Guatemalan Convivios






December is also the time for convivios, Christmas convivial get-together parties or lunches. Almost every restaurant you go to has tables setup …




Christmas Decoration Street Shop






Besides the omnipresent fireworks and firecracker street booths, one can also find Christmas decoration street shops when anyone can pick up Christmas …




Guatemalan Nacimiento Enactment






With the Feast for the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, antigüeños begin putting up their Nacimientos (Nativity Scenes); a …




The Chupetero Sandro






I am not famous because I am one of the few chupeteros left in Antigua Guatemala. I am famous because I am …




Guatemalan Chupetes






Today’s picture is an unusual perspective, perhaps even an original take on the chupetes which are normally photographed like this. Well, you …




Pad Thai in Antigua Guatemala






As I have mentioned before, La Antigua Guatemala is quite possibly the most cosmopolitan city in Central America; especially regarding its international …




Cucurrucucú paloma






Cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú, Cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú, paloma, ya no le llores… Here are the lyrics for “Cucurrucucú paloma” in Spanish. Enjoy the English …




Angels and Saints for Sale






Back in May 2008 I shared the first of photo of this old man from the high lands of Guatemala who comes …




Burn The Devil






On December 7 at 6pm the burning the devil and the bad spirits in a cleansing ceremony through the purifying power of …




Cotton Candy Vendor






When was the last time you had cotton candy? If you’re visiting Guatemala now or live here, chances are you will encounter …