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Ermita de la Santa Cruz Ruins

Ermita de la Santa Cruz Ruins, originally uploaded by rudygiron. On June 29th I posted a photo of Charly Garcí­a on concert …

Independence Month Parades

Guatemala celebrates its Independence on September 15 and through the entire month student marching bands and parades are quite common. Students begin …

Wear It With Pride (Part 1)

Last week, as we watch the delegations parade at the Beijing 2008 Olympics Inauguration, I was thinking how wonderful it was to …

Huge Bougainvillea Tree at El Pensativo River

Believe it or not, the dry green river bed is El Pensativo River. The other day while driving on Calle Chipilapa, which takes you to La Ermita de la Santa Cruz Ruins, I saw this huge bougainvillea tree on the other side of El Pensativo River, dry now but soon it will have running water. I never seen a bougainvillea tree so big; my girlfriend and I saw a midget bougainvillea tree—about 1 meter in height— in Tapachula, Mexico.