Archive for December, 2012

Random Enchanting Corner

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Just another random corner at zone 1, Guatemala City.
Everybody is out of the city for a brake. It’s both refreshing and necessary to take a break this days. Even a small one. 

El estreno

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

I noticed several new book stores in zone 1 of Guatemala City and I don’t know if we are used to give away books for this holidays; on the other hand, clothes, for sure is at the top of the list of most guatemalan families.  Thats what we call “el estreno”.

Although, in a classist society one hears comments here and there, “el estreno” is not a middle class thing at all.

So we should start to give books to our loved ones.  Plus, If you noticed the sign in the picture, books are at discount 🙂

Lucecitas Navideñas

Monday, December 17th, 2012


The streets have their own Christmas lights and they are everywhere! Christmas shopping in Guatemala City brings traffic jams, crowded malls, happy holidays?

Las calles de la ciudad Guatemala tienen sus propias luces navideñas y ¡por todas partes! Las compras previo a Navidad traen su particular tráfico y mucha gente en los centros comerciales. ¿Será éste el sentido navideño?


Saturday, December 8th, 2012

I have seen faith in El Calvario, Cobán.  Haven’t you?

Drying Coffee

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

In many parts of the South Coast, in this case we can see San Felipe Retalhuleu coffee lying on the streets to dry, one of the most consumed beverage in the world has an interesting beginning.

En muchos lugares de la Costa Sur, en este caso San Felipe Retalhuleu podemos ver café tendido en las calles para secarlo, una de las bebidas más consumidas en el mundo tiene un interesante inicio.

Photo by: José Moreno


Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Street ice cream vendors have a singular mystique: Tanned skin, nomadic, tolling that bell harmonizing the streets with that sound we all recognize. They are everywhere, is a business that stays afloat because, kids and adults, we all need that space to enjoy sweet days.

Los heladeros ambulantes tienen una mística que los distingue: Es la piel morena, nómadas, con su campana armonizan las calles con un sonido que todos distinguimos. Están en todos lados, el negocio de los helados se sigue manteniendo porque ya sea niños o adultos, todos necesitamos un espacio para disfrutar de días dulces.