Archive for the ‘Guatemala’ Category

Machete as a Fashion Statement

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Machete as a Fashion Statement
Machete, more than a tool for the peasantry, it used to be a fashion accessory.
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Quetzalteca Tamarindo

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Quetzalteca
Quetzalteca, maker of my favorite Guatemalan hard drinks just came out with a new size for the Tamarindo flavor, now available on a 125ml bottle.
Now you can take your bottle on the go.

Salud amigos..

Guatemalan Terroir

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Guatemalan Papayas
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.

Piracy

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

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Piracy is a big business here in Guatemala. You can buy movie titles for as cheap as $1.
Some times they have DVD movies available before they are featured on movie theaters.

The Brilliance of Guatemalan Urban Planning

Monday, February 16th, 2015

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Despite the recent pedestrian and bicycle pathways inaugurated and under construction,
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Creative ways Guatemalan Companies do Business

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

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Who doesn’t love grilled meats?
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Reviving Cuatro Grados Norte

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

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Cuatro Grados Norte (Four Degrees North) used to be a very prominent area of Guatemala City.
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Guatemalan Food: Sweet Bread

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Pan Dulce
Guatemalans love Pan Dulce,
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Guatemala’s Abandoned Train Wagons

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Guatemalan Trains
Nothing represents more how Guatemalan politics and economics work, or don’t work, than the failed train systems.
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Guatemalan Traffic

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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I love the cultural aspects of Guatemalan heavy traffic.
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Gated Communities

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

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Guatemalan middle class has found sanctuary living within gated communities.
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Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2015

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

Silhouette by Hugo Muralles

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.

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