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October 2014

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Cemetery Cleaning Crew






For the past month the Antigua Municipality has had cemetery cleaning crews going around the graveyards of the villages of Antigua. Here …




Let’s Celebrate Maximón Day






In Guatemala, Maximón is celebrated on October 28 by those who worship the Maya saint, also known as San Simón. Today, I …




The Tienda Transaction






I invite you to caption this photograph of an abuelita buying some soda bottles. The winner selected next Wednesday, will get photo …




Un Poco de Todo






I believe that the tienda or tiendita, the typical convenience store, is another Guatemalan institution. What’s the item you must often buy …




The New Milpa Crop: Chuchos






I have mentioned many times of the different crops we get from the milpa fields, but I am sure I have never …




The Wedding Selfies






Of course people still hire a professional photographer to capture their wedding ceremony, but many still use their mobile camera phone to …