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Jocón, The Green Mayan Curry






Jocón is Guatemala’s most famous green stew. We could also call it green mole if we use the wide definition of the …




The Guatemalan Lenten Kitsch






How about some broom-head Roman soldiers as a typical sample of the kitsch found during Lent and Holy Week in Antigua Guatemala. …




Framing Fuego’s Eruptions






Volcán Fuego has been unbelievably active in recent months. Last energetic eruption period was on Ash Wednesday with almost 24 hours of …




Let Lent Season Begin






Here’s you Spanish word of the day: Cuaresma or Lent. Once again, from the early morning reports started to pour in, around …




Guatemalan Carnival Eggshells






Here’s your illustrated Spanish word of the day: Cascarón for eggshell. What do we do with cascarones? Well, young people (i.e. children …




Bella Vista Baristas






Well well, well if you think baristas are all men, then you got it wrong. As you can see here, the baristas …




Coffee Still Life by Rudy Giron

Coffee Trivia from Guatemala






The first time we “officially” drunk coffee in Guatemala was in 1743 for the celebration of the conversion of the Catedral de …