Shoe-shining at Parque Central, Antigua Guatemala

Rudy Giron: Antigua Guatemala &emdash; It's shoe-shine time

Here’s your Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: lustrador or shoe-shiner

Having one shoes shined is one of the favourite activities of people at Parque Central or Plaza Mayor, the actual official name. You can be chatting with friends, watching people go by or be immersed on the updates of the latest gossip on Facebook or other social media channels while you have your shoes cleaned and polished. Here’s a slice of life at the benches of the main square of Antigua Guatemala.

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