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Collecting Renewable Wood Fuel

As requested by many of you here and on Facebook’s AntiguaDailyPhoto fan page, here’s post card of the real life in the …

Weekend Wood Delivery by Rudy Girón

Wood Fuel Home Delivery

The first time I posted the use of wood as fuel here, I was against it. By the second time I shared …

Load of Wood Fuel

Recently while reading the National Geographic en español, I learnt that not all instances of the use of wood as fuel are bad. According the article about barbecuing wood and charcoal do indeed pollute the atmosphere with smoke and ashes, but it is a recycled-type of energy when compared to other energy sources like gas or electricity.

Wood used as fuel in Antigua

Wood as fuel, originally uploaded by rudygiron. The name Guatemala derived from the word Goathemala which was given by the Spanish conquistadors …

Fuel Home Delivery in La Antigua Guatemala

Other colonial measurements still in use in present-day Guatemala are: Una mano (one hand or five of anything), un manojo (a bunch), una libra (a pound; this one may hurt many of you, but for sure, the civilized world now uses the kilo), una picopada (a truckload), una fila de frances (a row of french rolls), una arroba (@ or 25 pounds) un quintal (100 pounds), una cuerda (a cord equals 1/6 of city block), una medida (a measurement of whatever fits inside a small can or basket), una penca de banano (that’s a banana cluster), et-cetera or basically that’s what I can remember right now. I am sure the Guatemalans visitors will share other colonial measurements being used in Guatemala. There was a recent article about colonial measurement in Prensa Libre’s Revista Domingo under the title of Costumbres que pesan {ñ}.

Clay Pottery for Sale

This wonderful clay pottery was brought all the way from Totonicapán; that’s near Xela in case you didn’t know, to be sold …

Ecoleña Is Now Available in Guatemala

Tuesday night was the presentation of the project of Ecoleña at Rainbow Café by the foundations Fundación Progresar Guatemala and Legacy Foundation. …

Guatemalan Coffees Are Truly Green

Today, I continue learning about the Guatemalan coffees. In the past I have mention how I thought coffee plantations were beneficial for …

Antigua’s Biodiesel Project

Antigua Guatemala is full of Quixotes who do not know about impossibles. Alejandro del Valle is such a Quixote who after careful …

The Roads Around Antigua Guatemala

From the Guateflora series we take a different road to show you the lush roads around La Antigua Guatemala. By the way, the roads that communicate La Antigua Guatemala with the rest of the ‘real’ Guatemala are some of the best in the country, if not the best; they are kept in better conditions than the rest of the roads around Guatemala.

Comal Selling In Antigua

No, we aren’t talking about Comal County around the San Antonio area in Texas (Click the link to visit San Antonio Daily …

Detail of a Stairway

One thing is very obvious in the photos of Guatemala: Green is everywhere (Lisi would be happy here since she loves green). …