Posts Tagged ‘centro comercial’

plastic bubble

Monday, May 7th, 2012


The way children have fun nowadays is far different from what it used to be. As shown previously  Malls are everywhere  Now children can be sealed inside a plastic bubble and float around in a pool without getting wet.

Guatemalan Malls Keep Popping Up

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Guatemalan Malls Keep Popping Up by Rudy Girón

On Sunday there was article published on the New York Times entitled How About Gardening or Golfing at the Mall? which basically covered the rise and fall of the shopping mall all across the United States.

Here are some interesting trivia from the article:

  • A new enclosed mall has not opened in the United States since 2006…
  • The vacancy rate at shopping centers and strip malls was 11 percent in the last quarter of 2011, the highest level since 1991…
  • Schools, medical clinics, call centers, government offices and even churches are now standard tenants in malls…

It seems that current mall decline affecting the U.S. has not affected Guatemala City where mols, malls, are popping everywhere. However, malls in Guatemala have always been more diverse, where there are clinics, schools, call centers, banks, beyond the typical retail venues. Nowadays, centro comerciales are also full of children play areas, in many case providing artificial and safe parks.

Waiting at the Mall

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

If you have to wait for anything, especially bank transactions, it’s better if you wait with a friend and catch up with the latest news. That was the case of these two women who were waiting for third one who was inside the bank doing some transactions. They seemed to be worry free while the laugh and chit chatted for a little while. The photo was taken inside the Eskala commercial center in Mixco.

Red Triumph At the Mall

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Red Triumph by Rudy Girón

Apperently Triumphs automobiles are very popular in Guatemala. It was only yesterday that Hugo published a white Triumph and today I follow up with a red Triumph found the Eskala mall in a mini show of classic cars.

Which do you prefer, the red one or the white Triumph?

Aparentemente los autos Triumph son muy populares en Guatemala. Apenas ayer Hugo nos mostraba un Triumph blanco y hoy le sigo con un Triumph rojo que encontré en el centro comercial Eskala en un mini show de autos clásicos.

¿Cuál prefieres el Triumph blanco o el rojo?