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PHOTO STOCK: First Posada Navideña of 2020

First Posada Navideña of 2020

Let the nine days of posadas navideñas begin. Since this morning, December 15th, there have been sightings of Joseph and Mary’s quest …

First Antigua Estelar Festival

First Antigua Estelar Festival

As part of the First Antigua Estelar Festival we were treated to a night of music recital, theater, plays, astrology talks, body …

Mariachi Music for The Dead

It is quite common in Mesoamerica to bring live music to the graveyards to serenade the dead loved ones. That’s exactly why …

Burning of the Devil Portraits

Burning of the Devil Portraits

El hombre propone, Dios dispone y El Diablo lo descompone. What better way to caption these portraits of strangers at the Burning …

Devilish woman from Ciudad Vieja

This devilish woman from Ciudad Vieja had just finish her participation in the dance-drama called “Danza de la legión de los 24 …

Let’s Celebrate Maximón Day

In Guatemala, Maximón is celebrated on October 28 by those who worship the Maya saint, also known as San Simón. Today, I …

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 …

Cacao Pods from Guatemala

Chocolate is created from the cocoa bean that come from cacao pods as seen here. Chocolate is quite possibly the most popular …

Maximón and Mishito

Here’s your Guatemalan Spanish word of the day: Mishito or kitty or gatito in plain Spanish. Now, the effigy next to the …

We’re Hombres de Maíz

As I have mentioned before, it is impossible to think of the Guatemalan, Mexican and Mesoamerican diet without maize. From the Popul …

It’s Time for Refacción!

Here’s your Guatemalan Spanish word for the day: Refacción o snack time. The Guatemalan labor code allows for two short breaks of …

Christmas Decoration Street Shop

Besides the omnipresent fireworks and firecracker street booths, one can also find Christmas decoration street shops when anyone can pick up Christmas …