Guatemalan Doughnuts

Thursday, October 8, 2015 | by

Once again, an U.S.A. franchise adopting Guuatemalan flavors. This time is the well known Dunkin Donuts, and the coffee serve at these coffee shops is a blend of Guatemalan grains.

Cambray II

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 | by

Cambray II
In the face of disaster people become united. Read the rest of this entry »

Dealing with Pain

Monday, October 5, 2015 | by

Guatemala has just suffered a horrible natural disaster. Last Thursday night a mudslide burried hundres of house on the outskirts of Guatemala City.
Peolple from all over the country have shown their solidarity with the victims and survivors.

Guatemalan Food: Steak

Sunday, October 4, 2015 | by

Donde Joselito
You won’t have trouble finding steakhouses in Guatemala. Read the rest of this entry »

Guatemalan Food Recado de Pollo

Friday, October 2, 2015 | by

Recados are very thick stews made with different herbs, chilies and spices. Read the rest of this entry »

Fast Food

Thursday, October 1, 2015 | by

I love how international fast food restaurants (some) have adapted their menus to the Guatemalan diet. Read the rest of this entry »

Guatemalan Art

Monday, September 28, 2015 | by

Utilities poles have come canvas for art work. Read the rest of this entry »

Mexican Food at Cielito Lindo

Friday, September 25, 2015 | by

This Mexican restaurant opened last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Living on the Edge

Thursday, September 24, 2015 | by

Living on the Edge
I´ve addressed this issue before. Land on the perimeter of our urban centers is very scarce and very overpriced. Read the rest of this entry »

San Martín Jilotepeque’s Coffee

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 | by

San Martín Jilotepeque is a small town not far from Guatemala City. This small town was home to Guatemala’s first Congress, among other relevant historical facts.
Another fact about this town is its great quality coffee. Most of its grains are exported and end up at Japanese supermarkets.
For the first time I’m seeing coffee from this area sold here.


Tuesday, September 22, 2015 | by

International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala, CICIG is a criminal investigation body, formed by a treaty between Guatemala and the United Nations to combat rampant corruption in the Guatemalan Government.
They have had some amazing cases of success, including the current corruption scandal involving former President Otto Perez Molina, who was forced to resign after CICIG linked him to a criminal organization (allegedly of course), and that is why Guatemalans have come to love this organization.

Bollitos Peteneros

Thursday, September 17, 2015 | by

Bollitos Peteneros
It has been a while since I had these. Read the rest of this entry »