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Fire in the Sky at Sunrise






As I have said many times before, the best time of the year to visit La Antigua Guatemala, or Central America for …




Street Foods — Charbroiled Meats






Guatemalans love charbroiled meats; that’s why you see street vendors selling carnes asadas everywhere you go in Guatemala. Here’s a vendor selling …




Guatemalan ponche for Christmas






Guatemalan ponche, fruit punch is the most popular drink for the Christmas season. The fruit punch above was prepared from package from …




Maya Nativity Scene






Here’s a Maya-style Nativity scene found as decoration in one the popular hotels here in Antigua Guatemala. In fact, they had quite …




Poinsettias Deliveries






For being such a tiny country Guatemala, it tops some lists, not all bad either. For instance, Guatemala is a top producer …




Vista from Iglesia de La Merced at Night






Nearly ten years ago I promised I would share with you in a daily basis slices of quotidian life from La Antigua Guatemala and its surrounding areas. I hope you still enjoy these slides of daily life from this charming colonial town on the high lands of Central America… let me know either way.







Burning of the Devil Portraits

Burning of the Devil Portraits






El hombre propone, Dios dispone y El Diablo lo descompone. What better way to caption these portraits of strangers at the Burning …




Sympathy for the Devil






Well, not really. See you see all these masks are for parades celebrated through out Guatemala, but prominently at Ciudad Vieja and …