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May 2015

© Guatemalan Basket Food: Bledo by Rudy Giron

Guatemalan Basket Food: Bledo

Here’s your Spanish word of the day: Bledo or amaranth. Bledo, chipilín, macuy, iguashte are part of the comidas de canasta, basket …

"© Guatemalan Charbroiled Sausages by Rudy Giron

Guatemalan Charbroiled Sausages

As I have shared with you before, Guatemalans love the grilled meats, especially charbroiled meats. Of course, sausages are a favourite when it comes to charcoal grilled meats. This picture is shows a sampling of morcilla [blood sausage], longaniza [white sausage] and chorizo [red sausage]. The most popular sausages eaten in Guatemala are longanizas and chorizos; they are an integral part of the shuco hot dogs and tortillas con sausages and chirmol. What’s your favourite Guatemalan charbroiled meat?

© Guatemalan Fruits: Nance by Rudy Giron

Guatemalan Fruits: Nance

The nances are in season in Guatemala now. Nance is the Guatemalan name for Byrsonima crassifolia, found in North America as yellow …

Mother and Daughter at Diner

Mother and Daughter at Diner

As in previous occasion, the most creative caption entered in the comment area for this post on will win a Postagram …

Happy mother and child by Rudy Giron

Mother’s Day In Antigua Guatemala

We are old-fashioned in Antigua Guatemala because we still celebrate feriados, holidays, on the actual date they fall. For instance, Mother’s Day …

© Banana Republic Politics by Rudy Giron

Banana Republic Politics

Spring is coming! By the time you receive this post, Guatemala will be on the news the world over. All major newspapers …

© Mayan Smiles by Rudy Giron

Mayan Smiles

Slowly but surely, many of the highland mayas are moving to La Antigua Guatemala. Soon enough all tortillerias and tienditas will be …

© Vista from San Juan del Obispo by Rudy Giron

Vista from San Juan del Obispo

I learned that INGUAT is now offering free tours to the villages of Antigua Guatemala twice a month on Saturday and Sunday. …