Archive for the ‘Guatemala’ Category

Cycling in Guatemala City

Monday, May 11th, 2015

An image can tell more than what my words can.

Vice-president Resigns

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Guatemalan Vice-president has just resigned after social and political pressure due to a corruption scandal involving high ranking officials including the assistant secretary of the V.P.’S.
Guatemalans turn to Plaza de la Constitución to celebrate the announcement.

Remnants of the pre-Columbian Diet

Monday, May 4th, 2015


When the Spaniards arrived in the New World, they witnessed a great variety of wild game and semi domesticated animals used in the local cuisine. (more…)

Say Pepián!

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

4 caminos pepian by Eddie Deleon

No Guatemala vacation can be complete without the long anticipated visit to restaurants that serve traditional Guatemalan dishes, or Comida Tipica. The most adventurous head straight to the street vendors and stalls in the Central Market. Others prefer the pleasant atmosphere of restaurants like Arrin Cuan. Located in the historical district of the city, the restaurant spreads over five large rooms of a colonial house. Here you can enjoy a variety of stews, Pepián being one of the favorites, while listening to live music. The Cuatro Caminos, or Four Roads, plate seen in the picture is a perfect starter. The adorable smiles are courtesy of my nieces Rebeca and Deborah.

photo and text by Eddie Deleón

La calle donde tu vivias ( The street where you lived)

Monday, April 27th, 2015

La calle donde tu vivias ( The street where you lived)

Many Guatemalans who live in the United States return home during mayor holidays, like Semana Santa or Holy Week. Some are coming back for the first time in decades, others make the effort to come back every year. They bring their children and wives to walk the streets and visit the places they knew as children. One of the first stops is your old house or street. This is a shot of my street in the historic center of Guatemala City. Nothing prepares you for the torrent of emotions that overwhelm you when you recognize your old house.

photo and text by Eddie Deleón


Sunday, April 26th, 2015

How would you react if the private secretary of the Vice-President was involved (allegedly of course) in a criminal organization? (more…)

Starbucks Guatemala

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015


Starbucks Guatemala has included some Guatemalan elements on its menu. (more…)

Guatemalan Telecommunications Technology

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

One Time when I used to live in the U.S. of A. a young girl asked me if we had microwaves in my country. (more…)

Guatemalan Food Trucks

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Guatemalan Food Truck (more…)

Cajita Feliz

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015


Guatemala is the birth place of the “Happy Meal” of the world’s most famous fast food restaurant. Here it was born under the name of “Cajita Feliz”, something like “Happy Little Box”, in the sense of a box full of happiness.

Guatemalan Food: Tamales Blancos

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Tamales Blancos
Tamales Blancos,regional of the department of Chiquimula; they are very simple to make: (more…)

Guatemalan Food: Caldo de Gallina

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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