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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 …