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The Ages of Coffee

In this photograph I try to captured the different ages or stages of the coffee berries. Since we are showing the different …

A Room With A View

Don’t we all would love to have a room with a view? Even though this is not my daily view, I can’t …

It’s Coffee Time!

In La Antigua Guatemala we are so lucky to be able to get excellent coffee just about everywhere. Cafetenango in Finca Filadelfia …

The War of the Worlds

Play this song before continuing: We know now that in the early years of the twentieth century this world was being watched …

Portal to An Ancient World

The whimsical, timeless allure of La Antigua’s colonial architecture, peacefully protected ruins and cobbled streets is a common theme of which I’ll …

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 …

Hooyab Fine Jewelry Sign

Today we resume the sign fetish series. How do you get this vigorous red color? First you find red wall looking west …

La Antigua Guatemala Daily Photo’s Top 12 of 2007

New Year’s Eve Celebrations in La Antigua Guatemala:
For starters there are many things that make New Year’s Eve similar and different than Christmas’ Eve. If Christmas’ Eve is celebrated with the family at home at your parents’ home; New Year’s Eve can be celebrated anywhere: a discotheque, a park, the beach or La Calle del Arco, a popular venue in La Antigua Guatemala

Holy Week Elements: The Making of the Carpets

The making of carpets from sawdust, pine-needles, flowers, vegetables is a community-forming tradition. People get together by block or near-by neighbors to create the carpets on which the processions will pass by. Sometimes the making of the carpets is done at night, all night so they are ready for next day’s procession.

Name All the Tropical Fruits

One of the things I like best about La Antigua Guatemala is its location. One hour or less from Guatemala City and …

Antigua’s street from Cafe Sky

Antigua’s street from Cafe Sky, originally uploaded by rudygiron. Here is another shot from Cafe Sky roof-top bar. Between this view and …