Posts Tagged ‘Capital’

Bicycle Event, World Car Free Day

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

World Car Free Day, Guatemala.
I was very impressed by the amount of people who showed up.
This time, I’ll let photos speak for themselves.
I rode from my house in Villa Nueva, a good 10.8 miles to the event, plus a 5 miles loop we did around downtown Guatemala and back to Campo de Marte, and I rode back to my house.
Campo Marte is accessible on a short 30-45 minutes bicycle ride from any of Guatemala City’s Zones and some people showed up driving their motor vehicles with the bike mounted. Come on! It was an event to encourage you to ride your bike to it. Failed!
Besides that, everything was great. I felt an amazing sense of camaraderie.
World Car Free Day, Guatemala

The golden streets of Jocotenango

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

El barrio de Jocotenango located in zona 2 of the Guatemala City is also experiencing many positive changes by the same maintenance that is being given to the whole area by the local administration. There are also very nice parks to visit.

The sunset gives a golden color to the streets that makes it very interesting and of course had to be shared with you.

Rainbow in fabrics

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Remember we were talking about sharing our colors, well, it’s no joke and judging by the amount of work each fabric involved (they can take from 12 hours to several days to finish a piece) you can not expect it to be cheap, but certainly worth it.

This is just a sample of what you can find over the weekend if you walk around the Parque Central (The Central Park) in zona 1 of Guatemala City, but do not worry if you can not find sales that particular day you decide to visit, there are some shops around Central Park can offer you these textile materials, by the way you know that in every department of Guatemala you can find many typical costumes, each with a different meaning?