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Ecoleña Is Now Available in Guatemala






Tuesday night was the presentation of the project of Ecoleña at Rainbow Café by the foundations Fundación Progresar Guatemala and Legacy Foundation. …




Weekend Wood Delivery by Rudy Girón

Wood Fuel Home Delivery






The first time I posted the use of wood as fuel here, I was against it. By the second time I shared …




Procuring The Firewood by Rudy Giron - www.rudygiron.com

Procuring the firewood






Whenever you come across people riding horses or donkeys over the cobblestone streets of La Antigua Guatemala you feel like you are …




Fuel Home Delivery in La Antigua Guatemala






Other colonial measurements still in use in present-day Guatemala are: Una mano (one hand or five of anything), un manojo (a bunch), una libra (a pound; this one may hurt many of you, but for sure, the civilized world now uses the kilo), una picopada (a truckload), una fila de frances (a row of french rolls), una arroba (@ or 25 pounds) un quintal (100 pounds), una cuerda (a cord equals 1/6 of city block), una medida (a measurement of whatever fits inside a small can or basket), una penca de banano (that’s a banana cluster), et-cetera or basically that’s what I can remember right now. I am sure the Guatemalans visitors will share other colonial measurements being used in Guatemala. There was a recent article about colonial measurement in Prensa Libre’s Revista Domingo under the title of Costumbres que pesan {ñ}.