One of the latest discoveries on the ancient Mayan City of El Mirador is a frieze at the Tecolote pyramid complex. (more…)
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El Mirador is a Preclassic Mayan City, located at the Mirador Basin, Guatemala’s Northern-most frontiers. (more…)
Tomorrow night Elí leaves to the Pre-Classic Mayan City of El Mirador, home to one of the largest pyramids Mayan Architects ever constructed. (more…)
I just came across an audio recording inside the Actún Can cave system in Santa Elena, Petén, by one of the most famous Guatemalan rock bands Bohemia Suburbana. (more…)
One of the most amazing structures in the ancient Mayan City of Yax Mutul (Tikal).
This Mayan Temple has some secrets most visitors are oblivious of.
Guatemalan athletes seem to be having a recent boom in all kinds of disciplines and I just think that in a country so small like ours, this spreads and inspire a lot of people faster than a bigger city. Just to mention a few of them: Mirna Ortiz, Mayra Herrera, Erick Barrondo. Eli has covered a lot of activity with biking and hiking in Guatemala City, but what about swimming?
The cheapest option in Guatemala City probably would be the olympic pool at San Carlos University, is open to the public and I hear it’s not expensive. But I guess if you’re serious about it, you can always consider to enroll in the official national institution: National Federation of Swim, Diving and Water Polo.
There’s always gyms, probably the most expensive of all the options but if you need flexibility related to the location or schedule, this is your best option.
I ignore the exact definition of “open waters” but since Guatemala it’s a country with so many natural resources, I’m sure (and I’ve heard of this) several lakes in the country are used to train this discipline. In the picture above, a guy swimming in the Lake Petén Itzá. I hear there’s fear to overcome when swimming in open waters, and from all my fears, this is the greatest one, I think. Maybe I’ll do a few interviews related to this discipline in the future.
Flores has been well covered by now in Guatemala Daily Photo… thinking about it and something to write with this photo I remembered this wonderful dialog that makes a reference to that exact same feeling: “painting the door over and over again”; let us know if you recognize where does it come from and if you know this feeling from your own both personal or professional activities:
– I don’t get it. Why would anyone paint a picture of a door, over and over again, like, dozens of times?
– Well, then why should we do anything more than once? Should I just smoke this one cigarette? Maybe we should only have sex once, if it’s the same thing. Why not a door? Sometimes you get fixated on something, and you might not even get why. You open yourself up and go with the flow, wherever the universe takes you.
That door was her home and she loved it. To me, that’s about making that feeling last.
The small island of Flores was even tinier.
The Island City of Flores, Petén dresses beautiful for Christmas.
I never get tired of Petén, I reassert this as being my favorite destination in the country.