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What’s Are Kaibiles?

Here are some bits and pieces I found on Wikipedia: The Kaibiles (singular: Kaibil) are a special operations force of the Military …

September Days are Flag Days

As I have explained in previous years, during the first two weeks of September, you can find street vendors selling all kinds …

Guatemalan Restaurant Decoration

My new favourite Guatemalan food restaurant in La Antigua Guatemala is 7 Caldos, a classic and authentic venue from Guatemala City that …

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 …

Antique Hand Press

Antigua Guatemala is so full of antique items from presses to coffee mills. Actually, now I regret not having created a category …

Antique Coffee Mill

Here’s another antique decoration piece found at Tretto Caffè. Is this a coffee mill or grinder? Which one is the better term …

Coffee Props

I really like all the coffee props or decoration found in the many coffee houses in Antigua Guatemala. This antique weight scale …

Colonial Restoration Scaffold

Here’s your Spanish word of the day: Andamio, which means scaffold. I don’t think I have shown andamios very often, although very …