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No carpooling here…

… at least not for these campesinos who every day take their horses up to the rolling hills of Volcán de Agua …

Breakfast Time

The other day I found this typical Guatemalan stamp: the trash collectors having breakfast inside the trash collecting truck and the chuchos …

Heading Out To Work

Living in La Antigua Guatemala is such a trip because you get to see and experience different eras and lifestyles all at …

Antigua Birding

Perhaps it is the fact that La Antigua Guatemala is surrounded by so many coffee plantations and fincas (farms) as well as …

Healthy Horses for the People

Equinos Sanos para el Pueblo (ESAP) is a Guatemalan foundation that promotes the welfare of working equines, recognizing their importance in the …

Anti-Rabies Vaccination Campaign

There’s a free anti-rabies vaccination campaign every year during September around La Antigua Guatemala. Cats and dogs are vaccinated for rabies and …

Let Me Out!

I would also want out with such a gorgeous day. This beautiful dog was so peaceful and enjoying the breeze that it …

Guacamaya’s Bright Colours

Tomorrow, August 1, the theme day for the City Daily Photo community will be Bright colours. I figured I get a head …

Rainy Season Break

Eveyone needs a break every once in a while. Today will be my break. However, before I head for the beach, I …

Chucho Gathering

Everyday that passes by Antigua Guatemala becomes more social, a gathering place. I wonder if the chuchos used Twitter or Facebook to …

Animals Have Rights Too…

I have developed a deep respect for animals. I consider them fellow living creatures with certain rights that should not be violated …

Luck with the Lizard

This is just one of those rare shots you get when the opportunity strikes. I was scrolling through my email when my …

Law and Kindness

There are so many things that could be said about this photograph of two men, both in soldiers uniforms, even if one …

Horseback Riding in Antigua Guatemala

It is not unusual to see people riding horses within the streets of La Antigua Guatemala. Some of the horses have been trained to do so gracefully that is a pleasure to watch them go by. Such is the case of this white horse and the jockey that ride as one with refinement and suave stride.

Horseback Riding Through Town

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

Sompopo: The Giant Guatemalan Ant

Enough about pondering the big questions! Sompopos are now here and thus we are now “officially” in the rainy season. Sompopos arrived …

Partners in Adversity

Life is tough for the homeless in La Antigua Guatemala, but it helps to have a friend to cope with adversity.

The Last Fashion Statement: The Chucho

Believe it or not, I read recently in an article in the New York Times (printed edition, so no link) that the latest fashion statement in the U.S. was to adopt Latin American street dogs, commonly known here as “los chuchos”. Well, maybe this should be the type of Guatemalan adoptions that should make the headlines. There is an abundance of chuchos or street dogs available for adoption in La Antigua Guatemala and throughout Guatemala.

Dog School in Antigua

The reason the photo above brought memories back from an old forbidden song in Latin America was the lyrics of Las casas de cartón (the carton houses) which had something about dog schools where the canine were given education so they don’t bite the newspapers… but I rather leave you with part of the lyrics and the song below it.