Archive for the ‘GuatemalaDailyPhoto’ Category

The Guatemalan Singer-Songwriter: Gaby Moreno

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Gaby Moreno @Parque Central Guatemala - por Hugo Murales

Latin Grammy winner Gaby Moreno performed yesterday in a cold night in the middle of Parque Central. We had very little Blues or Soul tunes in the concert, she was here promoting her most recent production “Posadas”, a Christmas Album.

“She’s my sister!” she said introducing one of the musicians in the band. That’s when you knew she was feeling home. It was a fun night.

The Businesses of Education

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Guatemala has a huge lack of public schools and to fill the void, private schools pop up everywhere.

Breakfast Downtown Guatemala City

Friday, October 10th, 2014

Guatemalan Breakfast
Downtown Guatemala City is full of good restaurants, a lot of them are international franchisees and there is presence of most Guatemalan chain restaurants too.

Obama’s Breakfast

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Obama Breakfast
I’m still thinking there is a joke behind this, but I still can not completely get it.

Car-Free Day Guatemala

Sunday, September 21st, 2014


Island of Flores, Lake Petén Itza

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Valuable archeological find at a small island on Lake Petén Itza.
I know it is not what you would spect. But I’ll be provindin you with a quick review of another of my trips to this beautiful island, the last bastion of the Itza people.


Festival Internacional de Jazz Guatemala 2014 It’s Almost Over!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Eliana Burki en Guatemala por Hugo Muralles

A recently created Big Band from Guatemala opened the annual Jazz Festival, a month ago.  This years festival it’s almost over, a few concerts are left for this week, both in Antigua and Guatemala City.  If you are in Antigua today don’t miss Eliana Burki at CFCE (Centro de Formación de la Cooperación Española)  Yesterday we had the chance to see her in a marvelous concert, in the main picture she plays the alphorn.

El Ishto, Second Round

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Ishto Juevez por Hugo Muralles

I write this as I listen the new Ishto Juevez album, and you can as you read:

I wrote about him more than a year ago, and just last week he launched his new album in a fabulous concert.  If you’re curious. this is more like a concept album, the ongoing latin american migration.  But that’s not all, I really like the poetry, spiritual messages and sharp observations.

By the way, do you have an idea about what “ishto” means in Guatemala?  have you heard this word in other hispanic countries?

Guatemalan Sculptor: Sergio de Gandarias

Monday, March 24th, 2014


I came to know Sergio as a client, and today I want to share some of his work with all of you.  One of the greatest satisfaction of carrying a camera has to be the people you meet, the artist you admire or a brief moment that you want to capture.  This was not the exception.  Sergio was always kind and open, even sharing life-related wisdom, here and there.

Gandarias’s work has been shown in more than a dozen solo exhibitions, also his work is in several private collections and museums, he says he has exhibitions every two years or so.

Find out more in his website.

Bicycle Riding in Peten

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Here is a small photo gallery of he ride:


Castillo de San Felipe de Lara

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

The Castillo de San Felipe, housing a 50 Spaniards, is a fortress built in 1595, to protect the wearhouses down river where Spaniards stored precious metals and “Cochinilla”.  The fortress was

Honi soit qui mal y pense reads one of the canons captured by the garrison of a buccaneers ship.
I’ll have more abot the castle. Right now im en route  to some caves full of mayan artifacts

Riding to Castillo San Felipe

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

I rode my bicycle to Castillo San Felipe from Morales Izabal. I’ll have details of the castle when I finiah the guided tour.