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El gatito y la niña






I wonder why there are far fewer street cats than there are chuchos in Guatemala. By the way, in case you missed …




#GoOrganic: Saving Seeds






This is part of the seed bank at Caoba Farms in Antigua Guatemala, the last stop of the organic tour hosted by …




#GoOrganic: Meet Stevia rebaudiana






Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. The plant Stevia rebaudiana has …




#GoOrganic: Meet Moringa Oleifera






Caoba Farms specialize in the cultivation of organic produce, mostly edible green leaves and some super foods such as kale. At Caoba …




#GoOrganic: Save the Bees






Ah the bees, who would have thought how important are the bees to the production of food, our food. Alarms have gone …




Shoe-shine Kids vs The Visitors






Here’s your Guatemalan-Spanish word of the day: Chamusca, an informal football match. All you need is a few friends or visitors, a …




Fiambre Cold Cut Ingredients






This is what supermarkets look like around fiambre time. Some of these cold cuts are only available during fiambre season, which is …




Wood Carving Art from Guatemala






Guatemalans have always produced great sculpture and wood carving figures. From the time of Maya all the way through colonial period, Guatemala …




Day of the Dead in Guatemala






You are not dead until you are forgotten! As I have mentioned before, Guatemala’s real culture is syncretism and thus death plays …