Archive for December, 2011

What’s Happening in Guatemala?

Monday, December 26th, 2011

A quick summary of what’s happening in the country:

  • Earthquake of 4.3 degrees was registered in Guatemala, the epicenter was on the border between Mexico and Guatemala.
  • This Christmas, more than a thousand homeless have been housed in Guatemala because of the low temperatures.
  • 25 deaths across the country, in the holidays.
  • Maya Program for Food Security (PROMASA) reports a reduction of chronic malnutrition in the department of Quiché.
  • A few days ago, the young gymnast Ana Sofia Gomez traveled to England to qualify for the London Games in 2012.

Incidentally, I love expressive people, as the girl in the picture.

Árbol Gallo at Obelisco

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

The tree was inaugurated from November and remains until a few days during the next month thanks to the country’s largest brewery. Thousands of people stop to take the traditional family picture or play as the girl in the photograph.

Christmas All Over The Place

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Currently in Guatemala City, every corner is decorated according to date, even the coffee shop shown in the picture, the traffic is unbearable, but it is interesting that people are nicer than isual. You have to remember that the vast majority are off their works until January.

All Aboard!

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

With their expression, the passengers in the picture shows more concern than the previous one.  And I suppose there’s a baby too!  The transportation system in Guatemala is a problem.  It seems that every family, endeavors to take the risk even more whenever they can.

Algodones and Cold December

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

A photograph of the family business in a cold weather, as have been the days of December in Guatemala City.

Photo with Santa

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

People are ready for Christmas, the children smile, the hats borrowed for the photo, a Santa as serious as possible and photographer struggling with the natural light that was not the best for their unforgettable moment. These images are common throughout December in Guatemala City in shopping malls and abroad, as in this case.

Street Ice Cream Vendors

Monday, December 12th, 2011

You can see less and less these vendors on the streets of Guatemala City. A few years ago, were common vehicles that sold ice cream they had a music that could easily identifying them, now you do not hear that very often. There are still some street vendors that do not sell ice cream of known brands, are more natural and only cost Q1.00. Most of them already sell more expensive stuff that you can get anywhere else.

Traditional Fabric Wallpaper

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

What you see is what you get, click to enlarge and save it on your computer!

Guanaba Ice Cream at Pops

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

We like ice cream at the Daily Photo Community of Guatemala, and since Luna shared a picture of Sarita ice cream, I had to share one of my favorites, this time, the ice cream shop Pops (you can find several of these in town) The taste, guanaba. More about this fruit in a few days;  now you know, highly recommended

Guatemalan Slang: Marimbita

Friday, December 9th, 2011

To use the term “marimbita” in Guatemala, you must meet the following condition which can be seen in the picture: a group of brothers that due to the height, have the shape of the marimba. We could say it is used as a joke and is not offensive.

Guatemalan Slang: Traidos

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

This is an interesting one. The meaning of the word: “traidos” (a loving couple) may depend on the tone of the speaker, the seriousness which it is said and the level of anger in the situation.  The term also may refer to the level of acceptance of the couple who is being referenced from, let’s say, the parents.

Feeding the Doves

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

A child running from one side to another feeding the doves in central park.