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What’s Are Kaibiles?






Here are some bits and pieces I found on Wikipedia: The Kaibiles (singular: Kaibil) are a special operations force of the Military …




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September Days are Flag Days






As I have explained in previous years, during the first two weeks of September, you can find street vendors selling all kinds …




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Guatemalan Restaurant Decoration






My new favourite Guatemalan food restaurant in La Antigua Guatemala is 7 Caldos, a classic and authentic venue from Guatemala City that …




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 …




Ice Cream Cart Paint Job






The streets are as good a place as any to apply a new paint job to an ice cream cart, right? At …




Antique Hand Press






Antigua Guatemala is so full of antique items from presses to coffee mills. Actually, now I regret not having created a category …




Antique Coffee Mill






Here’s another antique decoration piece found at Tretto Caffè. Is this a coffee mill or grinder? Which one is the better term …




Coffee Props






I really like all the coffee props or decoration found in the many coffee houses in Antigua Guatemala. This antique weight scale …




Colonial Restoration Scaffold






Here’s your Spanish word of the day: Andamio, which means scaffold. I don’t think I have shown andamios very often, although very …