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The Benefits of Tiendas

One of the benefits of having convenience stores, or tiendas as we call them here, it is fact that if you need …

The Tienda Transaction

I invite you to caption this photograph of an abuelita buying some soda bottles. The winner selected next Wednesday, will get photo …

The Typical Tienda Vista

As I’ve explained before, a tienda is the Spanish word we use in Guatemala to refer for convenience store. The original definition …

La Tienda de Doña Gavi Sign

We continue with “the sign fetish” and today’s turn is for La Tienda de Doña Gavi sign. Believe it or not, this tiny store is one of La Antigua Guatemala landmarks and it’s located on the street behind the Cathedral. Doña Gavi sells all kinds of organic stuff in this cozy shop including avocado ice cream. If you come to Antigua, you must visit this shop. If you don’t trust my recommendation, read the On the Road Travel recommendation below:

Un Poco de Todo

I believe that the tienda or tiendita, the typical convenience store, is another Guatemalan institution. What’s the item you must often buy …

Guatemalan Sausages for Fiambre

The especially made sausages for fiambre can now be found in the supermarket, mercados and tiendas through October. If you don’t know …

Real Guatemala: Los mandados

Each morning the streets are filled with people of all ages going or coming from doing errands, as simple as buying fresh …

Guatemalan Tienditas

Guatemala has taken the concept of convenience store to new levels. Tienda is the Spanish word we use in Guatemala to refer …

New Closing Time City Ordinances

There is new seismic activity in La Antigua Guatemala’s grapevine. For a while now, I’ve been hearing rumors about new closing times …

Feria Food: Plataninas

If you want to know what plataninas, papalinas, poporopos and churros are, just follow the white rabbit! Guatemala’s rich gastronomic heritage is …

Guatemalan Dessert: Espumillas

I wonder what would be a good translation for espumillas? A literal translation would be little sponges, but a proper word is …

Lines and Shadows

This warm light was the dry season. Although, I am sure we can get similar sunsets during the rainy season, I don’t …

Doorway Beam Texture Wallpaper

Not only in walls can you find textures in La Antigua Guatemala; sometimes even wooden beams can provide moth-eaten textures. If you …

Doña Gavi Store Wallpaper 2

I could spend a good hour photographing all aspects of La Tienda de Doña Gavi and perhaps bring you a series… but …

Doña Gavi Store Wallpaper

In September 2007, I brought to you the façade and sign of La Tienda de Doña Gavi, remember? Today I bring to …