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.
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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.
At this outdoor market at Paseo Cayalá you can find dozens of small independent producers; among them is this cheese manufacturer.
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.
As many of you know, Guatemala is among the world’s best producers of fine coffee.
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.
Coco loco -Crazy Coconut- is a well known drink on Guatemala’s Atlantic Coast. Surprisingly not much known on the rest of the country.
Today I went to an independence day celebration held at Guatemala City’s Teatro Nacional.
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.
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.
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.