Archive for the ‘GuatemalaDailyPhoto’ Category

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: Pasta and Loroco

Friday, August 7th, 2015

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One Thing I love is how an increasing number of international food franchises are adopting Guatemalan flavors and stiles. (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.

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Guatemalan Food: Breakfast

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

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This is what we have for breakfast.
By the way, all this goes for Q45 or less than $6.
Provecho.

Guatemalan Street Market Food

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Market Food
The best places to find authentic Guatemalan flavors are our street markets. (more…)

Radical Beauty

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Claudia Armas @Lux Guatemala por Hugo Muralles

I think that I’ve said this before, there are a few good things about living in the chaos of the City and its surroundings, in terms of art and creativity. Both if you are looking to feed yourself or to feed others, I suppose.

Artistic venues come and go for every taste, this time, CCE Guatemala, hosts a curated series of concerts under the Aves Raras concept.  In the main picture, the Guatemalan singer songwriter, Claudia Armas.  Last night, she offered a magnificent and moving concert.

If you can attend, stay tuned to the calendar in their Facebook Page.

You can follow her on Facebook or Twitter:


Vice-president Resigns

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

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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.

Guatemalan Food: Caldo de Gallina

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

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

Guatemala’s Mass Neutering

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

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Having pets neutered might be too costly for an average Guatemalan.
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The Guatemalan Musician Germán Giordano

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Germán Giordano by Hugo Muralles

Germán Giordano will be, without a doubt, one of the most charismatic and talented musicians we’ll see on stage for a long time in the guatemalan music scene. He has over forty years making music.

His remarkable musical career was celebrated with a magnificent concert in which he played -with several invited musicians- some of the most iconic and important pieces of jazz of all time. And so The International Jazz Festival was inaugurated a few days ago.  Don’t miss the upcoming updates.

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)

The International Jazz Festival at Guatemala City Begins!

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The International Jazz Festival at Guatemala City II by Hugo Muralles

Every year we have this wonderful International Jazz Festival hosted by IGA (Instituto Guatemalteco Americano).  In this press conference, hosted by Ana Sylvia Ramirez, the festival was announced also for Xela, Cobán and Antigua. Most of the concerts are free and the ones you have to pay, really worth it.

In the main picture, also appears the Guatemalan Musician Juan Carlos Murga, he shared some words with the journalists in the press conference, referring to the Jazz listening experience in general he said: “It is uplifting, is something that perhaps have not felt”.

The festival starts today and we have this all month of Jazz to enjoy.  By the way, this is the fifteenth edition.  The best of luck to both organizers and musicians!