Archive for the ‘Guatemala’ Category

Massive Rally

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Due to the recent corruption scandals involving high ranking government officials, including current President Otto Perez Molina, today people from all across the country showed up demanding his resignation.
This has been the biggest protest since the signing of the peace accords in 1996. Early estimates say about 60 thousand people showed up, I personally put the number around the 100k, and a lot more were still coming by the time I left.

Food: Tostadas

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Tostadas are deep-fried corn tortillas, topped with a sauce and a dozens of different ingredients to choose from.
Here I got one with salsa (sauce), another one with guacamole and the other one with chicken salad.
Often they are garnished with ground cheese, diced onions and or parsley.


Guatemala City, the City of the Future

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The slogan of Guatemala City’s Mayor is La Ciudad del Futuro, the City of the Future.
Well, I’ll let this photograph describe that city.

Food: Chocobanano

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

There is no neighborhood in Guatemala where you can not find a house or business selling chocobananos, (more…)

Loving Glovalization

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

For many decades, there were only a handful of beers available to us Guatemalans. (more…)

Guatemalan Sweets, Dulces Tipicos

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Dulces Tip
Dulces Tipicos, Guatemalan style sweets. They are made out of locally available ingredients.
My favorite are the figs and I wonder where do they get their figs.
I’ve traveled throughout the country and I’ve never seen a single fig tree. Just wonder.

Food: Manzana con Pepita

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Manzana con Pepita
Here is a common snack for Guatemalans, Manzana con Pepita, Apple with roasted and ground squash seeds.

Guatemala’s Most Wanted

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Former “Private Secretary of Vice-presidency”, allegedly involved in a criminal organization that embezzled hundreds of millions from the State.
By the way, this corruption scandal goes so deep into our government structure. And for some strange reason, the government entity involved in printing these flyers took a couple of months to print them.

Food: Fried Chicken

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Fried Chicken
If there was to be a Guatemalan National Dish, undoubtedly it would be fried chicken. (more…)

Abrazos Premier

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Last night I had the honor of assisting to the Premier of Luis Argueta newest film Abrazos (more…)

Mystical Adventure: Paradigma Café at zona 4

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Paradigma Café - at zona 4 por Hugo Muralles

My new favorite place to enjoy and share a cup of coffee in Guatemala City. Located at Via 5 1-75 Zona 4, you’ll find a nice place to chat or do some work if you need to. This all area is now full with new restaurants and sometimes that means more noise or loud music, although that hasn’t been a problem for me.



Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

Zip Line
Zip-lining is a new trend in Guatemala. (more…)