Archive for the ‘Guatemala’ Category

Farmers Market at Paseo Cayalá: Jugo de Caña

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Sugar Cane Juice
Jugo de Caña, sugar cane juice, is a simple pleasure mostly enjoyed by people on Guatemala’s Eastern country side. Usually you see stands by the side of the road offering to road travelers. And finding it in Guatemala City is almost impossible.

Farmers Market at Paseo Cayalá: Panes con Pollo

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Panes con Pollo

Panes con Pollo, chicken subs, are a very common street or fair food. I’ve tried them in a lot of places, specially at festivities in La Antigua Guatemala. But I have to say, I tried this one at the Farmers Market at Paseo Cayalá and by far, this has become my favorite.

Farmers Market at Paseo Cayalá: Cheese

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Farmers Market at Paseo Cayalá: Cheese by Elí Orozco

At this outdoor market at Paseo Cayalá you can find dozens of small independent producers; among them is this cheese manufacturer.


Farmer’s Market at Paseo Cayalá

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Picture of the Farmer's Market at Paseo Cayalá by Elí Orozco

The Farmer’s Market at Paseo Cayalá is a private initiative to atrack quality products to Guatemala City’s most luxurious and exclusive neighborhood.

Well, I’m happy I found artisan’s San Marcos Cheese, one of the purest one can get in Guatemala.

I’ll have more of Paseo Cayalá on tomorrow’s post.


Guatemalan Ironies: Coffee

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

As many of you know, Guatemala is among the world’s best producers of fine coffee.

Free Chess Games

Friday, September 26th, 2014

For those of you visiting Guatemala City and love to play Chess face to face against your opponent; no better place than the tables at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

Blue Moon

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Great news for those U.S.A. expats!
Guatemala’s beer selectuon has been improving for the last few years and now we have Blue Moon.
One of my favorite everyday beers.
Now yoy can find these bad boy at yout local Guatemalan supermarket.


Coco Loco

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Coco Loco
Coco loco -Crazy Coconut- is a well known drink on Guatemala’s Atlantic Coast. Surprisingly not much known on the rest of the country.

Danza de los Diablos

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Danza de los Diablos

Danza de los Diablos

Today I went to an independence day celebration held at Guatemala City’s Teatro Nacional.

Guatemalan Ironies

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

You can find anglicism used everywhere in Guatemala. What makes this ironic is that it is being used by a member of the Guatemalan Culture Department.
Ironic to see that the Department of Culture prints their shirts with the D. C. logo and an anglicism instead of the proper Spanish word Equipo or Personal.


Guatemalan Health Care

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Believe it or not, Guatemala has some great doctors, a lot of them specialized in the U.S. of A.
In fact, my doctor treating me for a severe throat infection, was a doctor a respected hospital in Houston Texas, where he used to charge $200 for an apointment. Here you get him for Q100 ($13).
Dental work, or specialists aren’t expensive either. You can go to Guatemala’s best dentist and you won’t spend more than $30 on your apointment.


21k Guatemala

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Today was Guatemala City’s 21k race, one of the most important sporting events on the region.

And of course, the runners who win are always the Kenyans.
I saw them after they had run half of the track (10.5 Km.) I took a couple of photos of them and I ran to take second shots but I couldn’t catch up with them!

This event is well recognized, there are runners from all over the world and today there were more than 11 thousand runners; about 8 thousand registered runners and a whole bunch who just do it for fun.