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Hands Free Helmet Phone






I don’t need NO stinking Siri or hands free earphones, I can imagine the woman thinking as she goes around making phone …




Enchanted by El Sombrerón






El Sombrerón appears at dusk, dragging along a group of mules carrying coal, with whom he travels around the city and its …




Shoe shine and Snack Time by Rudy Giron

Shoe shine and Snack Time






I saw this man having chuchitos and atol de arroz con chocolate while having his shoes shone and I thought he was …




Only in LAG: Furry Bicycle by Rudy Giron

Only in LAG: Furry Bicycle






Here’s another a very good specimen for the Only in LAG category, don’t you think? Come on where else can you find …




Gallo Lager Bier Famous Since 1896






Among other news this week was the controversy and rage about Guatemala’s Gallo beer on the social media networks, especially on Facebook. …




The Milkman in San Gaspar Vivar by Rudy Giron

Got Milk?






Basically, the lechero, milkman, guides a herd of goats, cabras in Guatemalan Spanish, around town selling the drawn-on-the-spot glass of milk for …




Cucurucho Handicrafts by Rudy Girón

Cucurucho Handicrafts






The fear of photography is real in Antigua Guatemala. More often I am finding signs which prohibit photography. That’s kind of ironic …




The Guatemalan Twist






I don’t think this is what Kimberly-Clark had in mind when they developed this disposable towel dispenser. Further, I don’t believe the …




Las Conchas Sign






This is a follow up to the Pearls and Pans and Don’t Put All Your Eggs In One Basket posts where I …




Much Ado About Nothing






The chicken bus barely stopped while crossing over 4a calle oriente; the main artery that becomes the exit to Guatemala City. A …




CHiPs Antigua






These are my friends Nelo and Miguel. This candid portrait was taken with the iPhone and uploaded while we jested about who …




Carreta 5 by Miguel De León Soto

Missing…






Guatemala is a country of Desaparecidos (disappeared) and La Antigua Guatemala is not an exception. These colorful and friendly street vendors and …




Body Guard at the Park






It is sad and tragic that in Guatemala some people have to take their body guards with them everywhere they go. 🙁




The Broom-head Romans Are Back






I have honestly tried not put as many Cuaresma/Lent and Semana Santa/Holy Week photos here. I could, in theory, have a Lent/Holy …




Guarding The Coke






Guatemala is a gun-crazy country. Everywhere you look there are men with guns. There are even signs forbidding to carry the naked …




Only in LAG: Drying Dinner






When you go to Héctor’s restaurant you are surely getting the freshest al dente fettucini pasta in La Antigua Guatemala. I chose …




New Street Sweepers in Antigua






The classic image of the old man with his “chiribisco” broom sweeping parks and streets of La Antigua Guatemala is vanishing. The …