Archive for August, 2015

Massive Rally

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Due to the recent corruption scandals involving high ranking government officials, including current President Otto Perez Molina, today people from all across the country showed up demanding his resignation.
This has been the biggest protest since the signing of the peace accords in 1996. Early estimates say about 60 thousand people showed up, I personally put the number around the 100k, and a lot more were still coming by the time I left.

Food: Tostadas

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Tostadas are deep-fried corn tortillas, topped with a sauce and a dozens of different ingredients to choose from.
Here I got one with salsa (sauce), another one with guacamole and the other one with chicken salad.
Often they are garnished with ground cheese, diced onions and or parsley.


Guatemala City, the City of the Future

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The slogan of Guatemala City’s Mayor is La Ciudad del Futuro, the City of the Future.
Well, I’ll let this photograph describe that city.

Food: Chocobanano

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

There is no neighborhood in Guatemala where you can not find a house or business selling chocobananos, (more…)

Food: Pan de Coco

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Pan de Coco, Coconut Bread is made in the province of Izabal. And it is very difficult to find it anywhere else.
The recipe is simple, the bread mix is infused with coconut milk and that’s it, one’s got coconut bread.
The coconut milk makes the bread decompose rapidly so make sure you eat it all quickly.


Loving Glovalization

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

For many decades, there were only a handful of beers available to us Guatemalans. (more…)

Guatemalan Sweets, Dulces Tipicos

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Dulces Tip
Dulces Tipicos, Guatemalan style sweets. They are made out of locally available ingredients.
My favorite are the figs and I wonder where do they get their figs.
I’ve traveled throughout the country and I’ve never seen a single fig tree. Just wonder.


Monday, August 17th, 2015

Ancient Mayan City of Quirigua, located on the shores of the Motagua River and not far from the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Simple Pleasures: Livingston

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Livingston is a municipality on the shores of Río Dulce (which connects Lake Izabal to the Atlantic Ocean) and the Atlantic coast.
This prime location offers you the best Caribbean terroir has to offer. (more…)

Food: Manzana con Pepita

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Manzana con Pepita
Here is a common snack for Guatemalans, Manzana con Pepita, Apple with roasted and ground squash seeds.

Rural Life

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Rural Life Guatemala
Here is another of the simple pleasures enjoyed by little Guatemalans on Guatemala’s country side.
By the way, this strange fruit is also available in Guatemala City.

Guatemala’s Most Wanted

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Former “Private Secretary of Vice-presidency”, allegedly involved in a criminal organization that embezzled hundreds of millions from the State.
By the way, this corruption scandal goes so deep into our government structure. And for some strange reason, the government entity involved in printing these flyers took a couple of months to print them.