Archive for August, 2011

The Practice Makes The Master

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

September will be a little hectic in Guatemala, presidential elections and the celebration of independence.  Meanwhile, students who integrate the bands of each school rehearse for parades and marches of September 15.


An Exercise of Balance and Concentration

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Walking around Antigua Guatemala in high heels is a great demonstration of balance and concentration.

Your Favorite Marimba Song

Monday, August 29th, 2011

You could say we’re big music fans here in Guatemala Daily Photo. In Guatemala City there are still a few places where you can hear marimba regularly, sometimes in malls. The best opportunities for me are outdoors as shown in the picture.

So, what’s your favorite song performed by marimba?

This Is War

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

After a few gunshots that occurred on the street this afternoon this is the people’s reaction. That’s all I could get from that unfortunate incident, some people choose to run, others are watching with some sadness and some others take a photo.

The Typical Photographs in the Constitution Square

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

The custom for many Guatemalans, is to reach Plaza de la Constitución and find this peculiars carts of peoples that sells pictures  were they include hat, sunglasses, mirror  and comb to make your style more sophisticated then you choose were you want the photo and you just pose for the camera and wait for you picture. For children’s the most typical photo is the kid running some pigeons in front of the cathedral, in fact my brother and I have one, I will look for it and posted here later to show yo and example.

Father and Son

Friday, August 26th, 2011

The whole family was having so much fun that day, we can not say the same thing about the little boy, he looks really frightened.

There’s No Room For Anyone Else

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

A daily scene when people goes back from work; you’ll be amazed but probably there’s more room.

Chess and Cigarettes

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

University students starring some cliche scenes at the best style of American cinema. In what movie are we? Suggestions are appreciated.

Both Sides of the Coin

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

We’ve talked about how difficult it’s for Guatemalans to be on the streets, but there are people trying and you have to see both sides of the city.

At end of day, I think it’s what people need to do. Take over the streets and use them, now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going for a walk.

Talk About Respect

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I guess people that was interested with the talk of this gentleman was captured with the message, He was talking about positive things in a funny way (you gotta keep people entertained)

I know in México they call “merolicos” to this characters that talk in the streets, but I don’t know if we have a word to describe this in Guatemala, what about in your country?

No One In The Streets

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

For these street circulate daily thousands of people, leading to Calzada San Juan and the main areas of Guatemala City.

Welcome to Guatemala

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Welcome to Guatemala by Rudy Girón

The first welcome you get as you fly into Guatemala is from our volcanoes. We have 37 of volcanoes, four of them are active, but if you´re flying into Guatemala City you’re most likely to be greeted by either Volcán de Agua, Volcán Pacaya (active), Volcán de Fuego (active) and Volcán Acatenango. In the picture above Pacaya volcano is missing. Anyway, welcome to our beautiful, mountainous and volcanic country.