Archive for July, 2015

Guatemalan Food: Doña Mela

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Doña Mela, one of Downtown Guatemala City’s most iconic food joints.
Located at Mercado Central, very easy to find and everyone knows it.
Her food place has been featured in news articles and on at least one music video by one of Guatemala most prominent music bands.

Sculpture at Zone 17

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

There is a metalwork shop at zone 17, Guatemala City and they specialized on making sculptures and this is one of my favorites.

Acatenango Race

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Summit Acatenango
Acatenango, third highest volcano in Guatemala, towering over 3,976 meters in altitude and best place to see eruptions of its neighbor Volvan de Fuego.

Guatemalan Food: Breakfast

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

This is what we have for breakfast.
By the way, all this goes for Q45 or less than $6.

Guatemala’s Shanty Towns

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

SUrprisingly, We have seen improvements on the infrastructure of our shanty towns. (more…)


Monday, July 20th, 2015

Something I found at a Guatemalan metal workshop.

Guatemalan Street Market Food

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Market Food
The best places to find authentic Guatemalan flavors are our street markets. (more…)

Preclassic Maya

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Preclassic Maya
The Preclassic Mayan Civilization, spanning for 2,750 years, from 2,500 B.C. to 250 AD. (more…)

Street Food: Tortillas con Carne

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Tortillas con Carne
Tortillas topped with meat, well, they have choices of chorizo, sausage, beef or a mixture of them all. (more…)

Antigua’s Coffee.

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

one of my favorite coffee, available by the pound at yor local Starbucks.

Radical Beauty

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Claudia Armas @Lux Guatemala por Hugo Muralles

I think that I’ve said this before, there are a few good things about living in the chaos of the City and its surroundings, in terms of art and creativity. Both if you are looking to feed yourself or to feed others, I suppose.

Artistic venues come and go for every taste, this time, CCE Guatemala, hosts a curated series of concerts under the Aves Raras concept.  In the main picture, the Guatemalan singer songwriter, Claudia Armas.  Last night, she offered a magnificent and moving concert.

If you can attend, stay tuned to the calendar in their Facebook Page.

You can follow her on Facebook or Twitter:

Food: Regional Versus International Chains

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Guatemalan Mall Food
A rather interesting phenomena here. (more…)