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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 …




Devilish woman from Ciudad Vieja






This devilish woman from Ciudad Vieja had just finish her participation in the dance-drama called “Danza de la legión de los 24 …




Let’s Celebrate Maximón Day






In Guatemala, Maximón is celebrated on October 28 by those who worship the Maya saint, also known as San Simón. Today, I …




Un Poco de Todo






I believe that the tienda or tiendita, the typical convenience store, is another Guatemalan institution. What’s the item you must often buy …




Cacao Pods from Guatemala






Chocolate is created from the cocoa bean that come from cacao pods as seen here. Chocolate is quite possibly the most popular …




Maximón and Mishito






Here’s your Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Mishito or kitty or gatito in plain Spanish. Now, the effigy next to the …




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We’re Hombres de Maíz






As I have mentioned before, it is impossible to think of the Guatemalan, Mexican and Mesoamerican diet without maize. From the Popul …




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It’s Time for Refacción!






Here’s your Guatemalan Spanish word for the day: Refacción o snack time. The Guatemalan labor code allows for two short breaks of …




Christmas Decoration Street Shop






Besides the omnipresent fireworks and firecracker street booths, one can also find Christmas decoration street shops when anyone can pick up Christmas …




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Guatemalan Nacimiento Enactment






With the Feast for the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception on December 8, antigüeños begin putting up their Nacimientos (Nativity Scenes); a …




Cucurrucucú paloma






Cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú, Cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú, cucurrucucú, paloma, ya no le llores… Here are the lyrics for “Cucurrucucú paloma” in Spanish. Enjoy the English …




Burn The Devil






On December 7 at 6pm the burning the devil and the bad spirits in a cleansing ceremony through the purifying power of …