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Guateflora — Jade vine

Strongylodon Jade flowers are vines similar to the colorful and strange-looking flowers of a climber plant known locally as Tumbergias (tunbergia misurense …

It’s Pumkin Season in Guatemala

Here’s your illustrated Spanish word of the day: Calabaza for squash. In Guatemala we also use ayote and chilacayote for specific kinds …

Poinsettias Deliveries

For being such a tiny country Guatemala, it tops some lists, not all bad either. For instance, Guatemala is a top producer …

The aesthetics of La Antigua Guatemala

If one picture could summarise the aesthetic values of La Antigua Guatemala, this picture gets pretty close. Simple, antique, tasteful, colourful, with …

Green Coffee Berries

Here’s your Spanish word of the day: Baya or berry. That’s right coffee berries is the proper term because, well, coffee are …

#GoOrganic: Meet Stevia rebaudiana

Stevia is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. The plant Stevia rebaudiana has …

#GoOrganic: Meet Moringa Oleifera

Caoba Farms specialize in the cultivation of organic produce, mostly edible green leaves and some super foods such as kale. At Caoba …

Guatemalan Coffee FTW!

Another crop that I have found on my walks through the hills on the skirt of Volcán de Agua is coffee. These …

Corn, Beans and Light

I enjoy talking to and interviewing the campesinos I encounter on my morning walks on the hills of the skirt of Volcán …