Archive for February, 2016

El Che

Monday, February 29th, 2016

El Che
Believe it or not, Guatemala’s economy is a magnet for immigrants from Central and South America and other places. There is a large population of Central Americans living here followed by a good size population of Colombians, Venezuelans, Middle Easterners and a lot of Argentineans and Uruguayans and
With them comes their cuisine.
Opening business is rather easy and these foreign entrepreneurs find in the food business the perfect oportunity to make a living.
Argentinean style barbecue places are common, Colombian cuisine restaurants are becoming more known and recently I found this Uruguayan street vendor selling Choripanes, a simple bread with a blend of meat and argentinean style chorizo with their signature sauce chimichurri.
By the way, this food cart is at the suburb of San Cristobal, Mixco.

Fishing at Laguna Monja Blanca

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Laguna Monja Blanca is one of the last fishing holes on the vicinity of Guatemala City, just about 27 kilometers from Downtown. Most lagoons and rivers around the city have dried up or have been polluted or turned into sewage, effectively killing the fish and crustaceans.
Laguna Monja Blanca, at the town of Palencia is small but it holds a very large population of fish and large shrimp.

El Milagro

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

One of Guatemala City’s most infamous neighborhoods, El Milagro is seen as a very violent and full of crime. Having an army checkpoint at the neighborhood’s entrance isn’t helping with this reputation.
I have been told several times not to go to this neighborhood because I certainly be subject of a crime.
Well, I had some errands to attend to El Milagro and I found it as safe as any other Guatemalan barrio. In fact I bumped into these children having some fun with their skateboards.

A Bettter Life

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Being a non religious, agnostic, atheist, etc. is very difficult in a society where (more…)

Caravana del Zorro

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

Today is Guatemala’s famous Caravana del Zorro, a massive motorcycle pilgrimage to the Basilica de Esquipulas.

This tradition started in 1961 and now days it gathers about 40 thousand pilgrims that make the ride from Downtown Guatemala City to the town of Esquipulas to venerate the Cristo Negro de Esquipulas.

Motorcyclists start to gather the previous night at Central Park.


Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Guatemala City’s Bicimetro is an initiative by the city’s municipality to promote the use of bicycle as a commuting alternative. (more…)