Social Media Location Updates from the Candy Floss Ambulant Vendor

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; Selling Cotton Candy at Parque Central

Imagine that now you can follow the location updates of the cotton candy vendors on Periscope and Twitter. No more should you go to sleep craving sweet fairy floss. Honest, what we need is Antigua App with instant updates for the current location of whatever street food vendor you need.

Can anyone tell me how was life before EVERYONE was connected to the matrix, I mean, the social media networks?

By the way, I don’t know if you noticed that we move from the Antigua Guatemala colonial color palette to the pastel color palette found in the cotton sugar bags sold on the streets of Antigua Guatemala by ambulant vendors such as the one pictured here. I am almost certain that he was checking the most recent daily post from the mail service of AntiguaDailyPhoto, right?

To sweeten this post, here’s some trivia about algodones, that’s what we call cotton candy in Guatemala.

Cotton candy (U.S., India, Canada), candy floss (UK, Pakistan, Ireland, New Zealand, India, South Africa, Canada), or tooth floss (South Africa), and Fairy Floss (Australia) is a form of spun sugar. According to the New York Times, the confection “is almost 99.999 percent sugar, with dashes of flavoring and food colouring. Source: Wikipedia.

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