Archive for February, 2013

Sunrise in Guatemala City

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Rudy Giron: &emdash; Sunrise in Guatemala City

If you know where to go, you can find the beauty behind Central America’s largest city and metropolitan enclaves. Guatemala City is also one of the most violent cities in the American continent with crime rates similar to Washington, Chicago, and New Orleans, just to name a few. In fact, it is Guatemala City that gives the bad rap to Guatemala the country. However, there are many things to see and experience in Guatemala City; just follow the archives to see some of the possibilities.

Chinese Food Restaurants in Guatemala

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Rudy Giron: &emdash; Chinese Food in Guatemala City

My two favourite Chinese restaurants in Guatemala City are China Queen and Lai Lai, both located on zone 9. Another favourite is Mongolia BBQ, a sort of buffet that is prepared by the raw ingredients one chooses.

Guatemala City has to be the city with most Chinese restaurants in Central America. I have joked about making chow mein the national dish of Guatemala since it seems that you can find it anywhere in Guatemala, even the remote lands of Petén. What do you think?

The business of ridden used cars from the U.S.

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

There’s a big business in riding old used cars from the U.S.A. to Guatemala where they are fixed enough to be put on sale. I have no idea what’s the percentage of cars in circulation Guatemala that were brought down from the U.S. and Canada to lesser degree, but it has to be huge. Oftentimes, the ridden vehicles or carros rodados as we call then here, are sold right at the border or near border towns such as in this case where a fleet of trucks is put on sale on the side of the road near the Mexican border by town of Pijapita. As I have mentioned before on AntiguaDailyPhoto, Guatemalans recycles a lot of discarded stuff from the United Statians; I call it the Second Life.

Skyline of Zona 14 in Guatemala City

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Skyline of Zone 14, Guatemala City by Rudy Giron - <a href="" ></a>

Here’s a window view of the skyline of zone 14, where most of the skyscrapers in Guatemala City are located. Even though Guatemala City is located in a zone prone to seismic activity, the building just keep going up and up and up.

Art and Design in Maya Times

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Rudy Giron: &emdash;

This picture of a replica of a Maya stella was taken on the campus of the Universidad Francisco Marroquín (UFM) in Guatemala City. A swift look at this replica of a Mayan stella reveals the design principles used by the Maya in the creation of their writing, stellas and architecture. Pre-Columbian art and architecture is not my cup of tea, but I certainly can appreciate the beauty and the design that went into the Mayan artwork. I wonder if anybody has done a study about the Mayan design principles and used of space, color and proportions. This would make a great thesis for studying design in Meso America right now; don’t you agree?