Tradition and Technology in La Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Tradition and The Future

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  • El Canche

    “Maya-i-phone!” (say it quickly!) It’s great to see adaptation in cultures. I remember the first time this happened when I was negotiating in the Mercado de Artesanias in La Antigua some years back and when the stall-holder could not find the product I wanted, she took the “cellular” from her guipil and within a couple of minutes a younger girl came whizzing by on a nice new scooter with the right product….sale completed and one very impressed customer!

  • Jeannine

    …. even in the most remote and poor rural villages in the IXIL, people have smartphones. I often wonder how they charge them since not even all the houses have electricity. I guess espcially for those in the middle of nowhere the phones are a life necessisty to stay in touch with their friends and family all over the country. And when the European tourist comes and thinks they don’t know much about technology, you’re oh sooooo wrong… just hand your Ipad or Iphone over to a kid and he will show you how the games are played and they will have a blast of fun taking photos and video…. :o)
    On a different sad note, I want to express my sincere heartfelt sorrow and compassion for the victims and their families of this terrible tragedy in the captial. My heart goes out to everyone….

  • NYChapin

    It’s binary. Yeah, we invented that.

  • Lobsang El Lobo Maya

    “¿Ya estará el nixtamal? I’ll send a Whatsapp!