Archive for May, 2012

what’s new in the News?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

– A judge lodged a second genocide charge against Rios Montt, a former Guatemalan dictator responsible of the massacre of more than 200 villagers.

– An opportunity to read interesting analysis on Guatemala’s situation in http://plazapublica.com.gt/

–  The XVIII BIENAL Arte Paiz is here!! http://www.bienaldeartepaiz.org.gt/

– Weather forecast: rain, rain and more rain!

Iglesia Santa Delfina

Monday, May 28th, 2012

You’ll find a lot of on line pictures of this beautiful catholic church and so few information about it! I guess it’s because there’s not so much to say but that it is a private church built by the  Guatemalan brewery Cervecería Centroamericana Sociedad Anónima in 1950. More connected to fashion than to faith if you ask me.

The sweetest thing

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

No matter where you go, you will always find people looking for some ice cream to make the day sweet. From fancy “Italian authentic gelato” (that is usually expensive), to the traditional home made (commonly sold in the streets or markets) there is one truth: it always makes you feel better! Tourists often times want to try the local ice cream…this reminds me of when I was in Cuba and made a LONG line to try the helados at Coppelia. Soooooo yummy!
Tex by: Astrid Fortuny

Piñatas under the rain

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

 

Waiting until the rain stops, piñatas are always for sale disregarding the season, ’cause there’s always a party to be celebrated. They are usually for children but there are also piñatas for adults.

lost in Imagination

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

I couldn’t agree more with Luna and her post Deep in thought refering to how interesting is to wonder what people might be thinking!

I find fascinating to capture the moment when even surrounded by people and things there’s a human being absorted by his memories or imagination.

“My cocoon becomes less oppressive, and my mind takes flight like a butterfly. There is so much to do. You can wander off in space or in time, set out for Tierra del Fuego or for King Midas’s court. You can visit the woman you love, slide down beside her and stroke her still-sleeping face. You can build castles in Spain, steal the Golden Fleece, discover Atlantis, realise your childhood dreams and adult ambitions.”  Bauby, Jean Dominique. The diving bell and the butterfly.

Granizada

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

 

Granizada is a shaved ice snack that tastes delicious! No matter if  it is Winter or  Summer. Well I was passing through Parque Concordia and I saw an invitation to heaven 🙂

Rainy days

Friday, May 18th, 2012

 

No matter how rainy a day is, stores never close, street trading activities continue in the best way they can ’cause they have mouths to feed.

Juguetería

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

 

Once upon a time there were a variety of prosperous small businesses all over the City. Globalization and malls makes now harder for them to grow or even to continue. However La Juguetería (Toy store) is an old company that remains after so many time.

Do you remember some local stores you visited when you were a child?

No time to lose

Monday, May 14th, 2012

One of the advantages of paper book is that you can carry it anywhere without worrying it can be stolen. It is nice to see Guatamalan readers in places like this, a camioneta, an opportunity to expand your mind while waiting to get to your destintation.

Swimming in Heaven, Guatemalan Heaven That is

Saturday, May 12th, 2012
laguna de lachua
Laguna Lachua by Nicoletta Fabbri.

Guatemala is magical and enchanting. Just take a trip Alta Verapaz, one of the provinces of Guatemala to get your dose of magic and enchantment.

Below is the short description by INGUAT about Laguna Lachua.

A place worth visiting while in Alta Verapaz is the Laguna Lachua. Lagoon Lachua looks like a little Caribbean sea set down in the tropical rainforest. The lake is surrounded by lush green vegetation including mahogany and cedar trees, and fauna such as jaguars (whose footprints can often be seen around the lake), giant shad which frequently jump out of the crystal clear waters, and colorful birds such as parrots and toucans.

If you’re still not bewitched, oops I meant convinced, take a look at this slide show about Laguna Lachua:

Basket Ball Time

Friday, May 11th, 2012
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It’s good to see the children of San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan speeding time doing sports and other activities.

Es bueno ver que dediquen su tiempo en deportes y otras actividades los niños de San Marcos La Laguna, desde el Lago de Atitlán.

photo by José Moreno

 

Friendship

Friday, May 11th, 2012

And a youth said, “Speak to us of Friendship.”

Your friend is your needs answered.
He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.
And he is your board and your fireside.
For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.
When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the “nay” in your own mind, nor do you withhold the “ay.”
And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;
For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.
When you part from your friend, you grieve not;
For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.
And let your best be for your friend.
If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.
For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?
Seek him always with hours to live.
For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.
And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Khalil Gibran