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The Piano Man

As promised nearly ten years ago, I share with you the stuff I see, the stuff I come across. Today I bring …

The aesthetics of La Antigua Guatemala

If one picture could summarise the aesthetic values of La Antigua Guatemala, this picture gets pretty close. Simple, antique, tasteful, colourful, with …

Good Morning, How Can I Help You?

One of aspect that surprises many people who visit Guatemala for the first time is how polite and kind Guatemalans are, especially …

Guatemalan Independence Celebrations

Have A Happy Independence Day everyone! Guatemala has one really strange celebration for the Independence Day festivities: Freedom Torches or Antorchas de …

© Guatemalan parrillada by Rudy Giron

Guatemalan Parrillada FTW!

Here’s your illustrated Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Parrillada or Charbroiled Meat Sampler As I have explained before, parrillada is a …

Street Food: Elotes Asados

How can something so simple, a charbroiled corn on the cob, be so delicious. In Guatemala we simply add salt and lime …

Guatemalan Freedom Torches

Here’s a picture of the first Freedom Torches, Antorchas de Libertad, leaving from the Palacio del Ayuntamiento. With all the political scandals …

September Days are Flag Days

As I have explained in previous years, during the first two weeks of September, you can find street vendors selling all kinds …

Guatemalan General Elections 2015

Starting at 6am Guatemalans went to the voting booths to cast what their choices for president and vice-president, congress people, mayors and …

© Zero violence, I repeat, only love, happiness and peace while changing the country forever. The cleaning crowds have arrived! by Rudy Giron

Sweeping Changes in Guatemala

Zero violence! Only love, happiness and peace while Guatemalans are changing the country forever with their manifestations and rejection of corruption at …