Archive for the ‘Guatemala’ Category

Guatemalan Food: Caldo de Gallina

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

Caldo de Gallina
Caldo de Pollo, hen broth, (more…)

Guatemalan Medicine

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Guatemalan Orthopedic Insoles
Guatemalan Medicine, a $56 solution for a thousand Dollars problem.

Jardín Botánico

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Jardín Botánico
Guatemala City’s Jardín Botánico, Botanical Garden, founded in 1922, and conveniently located in Zone 5, offers us a nice collection (more…)

Guatemala’s Mass Neutering

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

Having pets neutered might be too costly for an average Guatemalan.

Reloj de Flores

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Located at the intersection of Boulevard Liberación and the 6th Av. Zone 9, (more…)

Let’s talk about photojournalism in Guatemala

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Let's talk about photojournalism in Guatemala by Hugo Muralles

There’s a recent boom in digital media in Guatemala, journalism is taking the big leap to Internet or at least that’s what one could hope: There are a few decent sources that are not that focused on getting page views in order to sell big numbers to advertisers, one of them, Plaza Pública is celebrating four years of work.  In the main picture, Luis Soto, Deccio Serrano, Jesús Alfonso and Marvin Del Cid.

As a terrible side note: The photographer and journalist Luis Soto was robbed the same day this talk took place, with tears in his eyes he told this awful experience; lost all of his equipment, he said.
This bad experience among others, were shared in this brief talk meant to discuss the pros and cons about their work in Guatemala.  Overall, they all agreed in the fact that they are not risking their lives for a front page picture, but they also admit, the adrenaline and passion sometimes makes it hard to draw the line.

I find people was really interested in this subject, which is always good for everyone.  They also mentioned there’s a need for support from the heads in the traditional media to recognize the value of their work, and everything that goes with the profession, from fair salaries to psychological assistance.

One of my favorite photographers in Guatemala, Sandra Sebastian was in the audience, supposedly she was invited to be part of the speakers but she refused.  I’ll try to reach her in the future.

By the way, sad and terrible news for this profession and the freedom of speech, a few days ago. (Spanish)

Food: Frijoles y Arroz con Chorizo

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

A simple and common Guatemalan meal, brown beans, rice with chorizo sausage.
Simple and very delicious.
Don’t forget to order a lot of tortillas.

Guatemalan Gaming Spot

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Gaming places like this one are common sight on Guatemalan neighborhoods.

Super Gringa

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Super Gringa!

No, it is not a supet hero, it is a quesadilla liKe food: meats, salad, condiments on a flour tortilla.

Lake Amatitlan

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Lake Amatitlan
Lake Amatitlan used to be an important source of fresh water for Guatemala City during colonial times. Later it became an important tourist destination and the lake shores were bought out by the elites to build luxurious vacationing houses.

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.

Quetzalteca Tamarindo

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

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..