Archive for November, 2014

The Guatemalan Singer-Songwriter: Gaby Moreno

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Gaby Moreno @Parque Central Guatemala - por Hugo Murales

Latin Grammy winner Gaby Moreno performed yesterday in a cold night in the middle of Parque Central. We had very little Blues or Soul tunes in the concert, she was here promoting her most recent production “Posadas”, a Christmas Album.

“She’s my sister!” she said introducing one of the musicians in the band. That’s when you knew she was feeling home. It was a fun night.

Salvadorean Empanadas

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

You’ve probably heard about Pupusas, a very popular ‘Salvadorean’ style food,

Flores, a Flooding Island

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

The small island of Flores was even tinier.

Christmas in Flores, Petén

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Island City of Flores, Petén dresses beautiful for Christmas.

Villa Caribe

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Breakfast setting at Villa Caribe Hotel.

Livingston, not on a dime

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Most of my travels throughout the country have been on a low budget because I have no need for much.

Viento en Contra, on Pacaya Volcano

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Viento en Contra
Viento en Contra is one of Guatemala’s most renown music bands.
They play a short concert today on Pacaya Volcano, a very active volcano a short drive from Guatemala City.

Quetzalteca Ponche Navideño

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Quetzalteca Ponche Navideño
A new flavor is on the shelves for the holidays!

Guatemalan Food

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Foods available in Guatemala City
I’ve bashed against Guatemala’s food in repeated occasions, not because there is no good quality cuisine. Yes! There are great restaurants here, if you visit Guatemala, you won’t have trouble finding amazing quality Italian, Argentine, French, grilled meats or American style foods.

The Guatemalan Genius

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Necessity is the mother of all inventions,

Guatemala Dump Ground for Appliances

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

We live in a country with poor consumer protection laws and hardly enforceable.
In a country under such conditions, a lot of the appliances and electronics not approved for the final consumer in the developed world end up on out retail stores.
The bottoms on your ranger may heat up to more than 100º F. Not apt for the developed world, not a problem, sell it in one of those developing countries.

Guatemala’s Albañil

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Guatemala’s albañil, construction worker.