Archive for the ‘Izabal’ Category

Food: Pan de Coco

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Pan de Coco, Coconut Bread is made in the province of Izabal. And it is very difficult to find it anywhere else.
The recipe is simple, the bread mix is infused with coconut milk and that’s it, one’s got coconut bread.
The coconut milk makes the bread decompose rapidly so make sure you eat it all quickly.



Monday, August 17th, 2015

Ancient Mayan City of Quirigua, located on the shores of the Motagua River and not far from the coast of the Atlantic Ocean.

Simple Pleasures: Livingston

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

Livingston is a municipality on the shores of Río Dulce (which connects Lake Izabal to the Atlantic Ocean) and the Atlantic coast.
This prime location offers you the best Caribbean terroir has to offer. (more…)

7 Altares

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

7 Altares
7 Altares, on the town of Livingston, on Guatemala’s Atlantic Coast, is a small cascades system. (more…)

Food: Fish

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

I am a lover of seafood but in most of the country of Guatemala it is impossible to find fresh and good quality fish. (more…)

Ballast Water Discharges

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Ballast Water Discharges
Ballast water discharges -water taken at one port and discharged at another location- poses a serious danger for local environment. (more…)

Guatemalan Food: Tapado

Thursday, February 5th, 2015


What’s a Tapado?

Villa Caribe

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Breakfast setting at Villa Caribe Hotel.

Livingston, not on a dime

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Most of my travels throughout the country have been on a low budget because I have no need for much.

Livingston, Izabal

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Livingston, Izabal
Livingston, called La Buga by the Garifuna inhabitants.

Of Cattle and Discrimination

Monday, September 9th, 2013

This is a horrible discrimination story I heard while driving with a friend through Izabal, heading to Peten.
We were on Puente Rio Dulce and we saw this cattle transport and we started talking about the cattle business there in Peten. My friend tells me a story of a friend of his who invested in cattle in Peten. He raised the cattle and when it was ready, he hired a transport to take them cattle to the slaughterhouse, where they pay cash for the heads of cattle. He went to the first slaughterhouse and sold almost half of the load. He goes to a second slaughterhouse and sells a few more, goes to a third slaughterhouse and sells the remaining cattle: Except for one!
No body wanted to buy that last one because it was ugly. He went to another slaughterhouse, he lower the price but no one would buy that last head of cattle because it was ugly!
He tried and tried for the rest of the day without success. He had to sell it because he had no place to take the cattle back to and he did not live in Peten permanently.
He failed on finding a buyer, goes to a hardware store and buys a machete and butchers the zebu himself. Starts a fire on the side of the road and has a huge barbecue for everyone around.
Cattle Transport Izabal

Rio Motagua

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Rio Motagua
Despite the heavy pollution, the Motagua River fights to remain magnificent. There is still some fishing going on: We catch Bass and Tilapia a fisherman told me.