Coffee

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | by

Coffee at Xe Kuku' Ab'aj
Guatemala’s geography and terroir is perfect for the cultivation of coffee.
Our dozens of micro-climates and different elevations allows for different varieties of coffee.
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Food: Casserole

Sunday, April 12, 2015 | by

Casserole
One of my most frequented restaurants on the town of Panajachel is Restaurante El Pation, Read the rest of this entry »

Guatemalan Food Trucks

Saturday, April 11, 2015 | by

Guatemalan Food Truck Read the rest of this entry »

San Pedro La Laguna

Friday, April 10, 2015 | by

San Pedro La Laguna

One of the most iconic towns on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Read the rest of this entry »

Lodging and Eating with a View

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | by

Dinning with a view
Lake Atitlan, on Guatemala’s Highlands offers some of the most amazing views you can find.
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San Juan La Laguna

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 | by

San Juan La Laguna
San Juan La Laguna home to the Tz’utujil people. Read the rest of this entry »

El Gringo de San Martín

Saturday, April 4, 2015 | by

El Gringo de San Martín
El Gringo de San Martín, as he calls himself. Read the rest of this entry »

Processional Carpets, San Martín Jilotepeque

Friday, April 3, 2015 | by

San Martín Jilotepeque

Cajita Feliz

Thursday, April 2, 2015 | by

Quetzalteca

Guatemala is the birth place of the “Happy Meal” of the world’s most famous fast food restaurant. Here it was born under the name of “Cajita Feliz”, something like “Happy Little Box”, in the sense of a box full of happiness.
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Guatemalan Food: Tamales Blancos

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 | by

Tamales Blancos
Tamales Blancos,regional of the department of Chiquimula; they are very simple to make: Read the rest of this entry »

Holy Monday Around Lake Atitlán: Washing Maximon’s Clothes

Monday, March 30, 2015 | by

Holy Monday - Washing Maximon's clothes © Meghan Eckman

This year, Maximón is housed at San Antonio cofradía. Each year during Holy Week, Maximón is dismembered, his clothes are washed, a new mask is carved, and he is reassembled again. The traditionalist Maya interpret the time of Christ’s death as a time when Maximón is reborn.

On the Monday of Holy Week each year, known as Holy Monday, the cofradía that houses Maximón collects the clothes that Maximón has worn throughout the year. They march in procession, carrying washing stones and Maximon’s clothes to Lake Atitlan, where his clothes are ritually washed, thus cleansing the clothes of the sins confessed to Maximón throughout the year. It is interesting to note that while women typically do the washing in Guatemala, on this day – it is only men who are allowed to wash Maximon’s clothes.

Text and photos by Meghan Eckman

Guatemalan Food: Caldo de Gallina

Sunday, March 29, 2015 | by

Caldo de Gallina
Caldo de Pollo, hen broth, Read the rest of this entry »