Guatemalan Tuc Tuc

Monday, February 9, 2015 | by

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One of the ubiquitous Tuc Tucs of Guatemala.

Guatemalan Food: Quichom

Sunday, February 8, 2015 | by

Quichom
Quichom, a dish only found on the Quetzaltenango province, on Guatemala’s Highlands.
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Guatemala’s Abandoned Train Wagons

Saturday, February 7, 2015 | by

Guatemalan Trains
Nothing represents more how Guatemalan politics and economics work, or don’t work, than the failed train systems.
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Hiking up Tajumulco Volcano

Friday, February 6, 2015 | by

Hiking up Tajumulco
Tajumulco Volcano, Guatemala’s and Central America’s highest peak, reaching 4,220 meters in height (13840 Feet) is frequented by international hikers all the time.
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Guatemalan Food: Tapado

Thursday, February 5, 2015 | by

Tapado

What’s a Tapado?
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Guatemalan Food: Criadillas

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 | by

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Criadillas, Testicles, in this case sheep’s (Mutton); are almost unexisting in the Guatemala’s city dwellers diet.
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A Simple Highlands Breakfast

Monday, February 2, 2015 | by

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Mornings are cold on Guatemala’s Highlands, that’s why there is always a coffee pot on the fire and coffee is ready very early in the morning.
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Guatemala’s Freezing Winter

Sunday, February 1, 2015 | by

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To all my friends on the U.S.A.’s Eastern Coast; let me tell you, you are just a five hours flight and an hour drive from this.
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Guatemalan Traffic

Friday, January 30, 2015 | by

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I love the cultural aspects of Guatemalan heavy traffic.
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Gated Communities

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | by

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Guatemalan middle class has found sanctuary living within gated communities.
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Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2015

Sunday, January 18, 2015 | by

Silhouette by Hugo Muralles

The picture above shows two ladies taking their respective portraits in one of the lake decks at Atitlán. After capturing this moment, I was left thinking on why do we take pictures, and it was inevitable to think of time as the answer, like expressed in the song attached to this posts.

“The clock may not mean much to rabbits and owls”

Anyways, the clock, means -and much- to Guatemala this year:

The Guatemalan Government reports positive progress regarding several issues in the country in its most recent annual report to which, relatively well informed people, qualify fake and insulting.

On the bright side, this week Guatemala City starts officially as Ibero-American Capital of Culture 2015, a title given in previous years to cities like Bogotá and Montevideo. You can check the ongoing cultural agenda that this distinction brings to the city.

Hangman in the Shadow by The Gentle Waves on Grooveshark

The Simple Pleasure of the Guatemalan Life

Sunday, January 18, 2015 | by

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Most Guatemalans work a 6 days shift, 9 hours a day.
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