Machete, more than a tool for the peasantry, it used to be a fashion accessory.
Archive for the ‘Guatemala’ Category
A Greek philosopher once said: The man who seats in front of his vineyard and does not contemplate happiness, is incapable of being happy.
I think the same applies for papayas or other plants. Guatemalan terroir, its soil is so rich, you throw a seed on your garden, a papaya tree would grow. There is an area of Guatemala called by locals “El Huerto de Centroamerica” Central America’s vegetable garden, responsible for producing a big part of the vegetables eaten in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador.
Despite the recent pedestrian and bicycle pathways inaugurated and under construction,
Who doesn’t love grilled meats?
Cuatro Grados Norte (Four Degrees North) used to be a very prominent area of Guatemala City.
Nothing represents more how Guatemalan politics and economics work, or don’t work, than the failed train systems.
I love the cultural aspects of Guatemalan heavy traffic.
Guatemalan middle class has found sanctuary living within gated communities.
The picture above shows two ladies taking their respective portraits in one of the lake decks at Atitlán. After capturing this moment, I was left thinking on why do we take pictures, and it was inevitable to think of time as the answer, like expressed in the song attached to this posts.
“The clock may not mean much to rabbits and owls”
Anyways, the clock, means -and much- to Guatemala this year:
The Guatemalan Government reports positive progress regarding several issues in the country in its most recent annual report to which, relatively well informed people, qualify fake and insulting.
On the bright side, this week Guatemala City starts officially as Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2015, a title given in previous years to cities like Bogotá and Montevideo. You can check the ongoing cultural agenda that this distinction brings to the city.