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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. …

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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 …

Lent Vistas: The incense burner © Rudy Giron

Lent Vistas: The incense burner

And just like that we have arrived to the fifth Sunday of Lent… in other words, the world-famous Semana Santa in Antigua …

Lenticular Clouds Over Volcán de Agua

Lenticular clouds, Altocumulus lenticularis, are stationary lens-shaped clouds that form at high altitudes, normally aligned perpendicular to the wind direction. Lenticular clouds …

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Lent Food: Corbatas

As explained before, corbatas are fried flour-based crunchy dessert soaked in syrup or honey. Corbatas take their name from the shape they …

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Lent Food: Mango Chow Mein

Chomín de mango or mango chow mein simply refers to the mango sliced very thinly so it looks like chow mein pasta. …

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Lent Food: Elotes & Elotes Locos

As explained before, elotes locos are chucherías (snacks) that are always present in the typical Guatemalan county or town fair. To make …

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Lent Food: Toffee apples

These apples will soon turn into caramelized apples. Toffee apples, as they are known in England, are a good example of the …

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Lent Food: Batido Drink

Batido is a fruity drink topped with a powder called pinol, a coarse flour made from ground toasted maize kernels, often in …

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Lent Food: Panes con pollo

Panes con pollo or chicken sandwiches are the staple food of velaciones, vigils, along with batido, a drink made from tropical fruits …

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Lent Food: Plataninas

Basically, plataninas are green platano/plantains chips. Plantains are like bananas, but much bigger and with a unique flavor. Guatemalans eat platanos in …

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Guatemalan Spanish Words for Lent Food

Today we will begin our Spanish lesson with some very important Guatemalan Spanish words: Poporopos, Plataninas, Papalinas and Churros. Poporopos: This is …

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Lent Food: Buñuelos

Just as in other celebrations, Lent has a food that is sold at the food stalls out side where velación, vigil, is …