Posts Tagged ‘Guatemala’

Sunsets of Lake Atitlán

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Lake Atitlán
Everyone loves watching the sunsets at Lake Atitlán.

Futbol de Barrio

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

When weather starts giving as a break, people come out and play. (more…)

500px Red Bull Global Photo Walk

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

500px Red Bull Photography Global Photo Walk
Hundreds of photographers gather in the vicinity of Avenida las Americas, Zone 13-14, Guatemala City (more…)

Día Internacional de la Desaparición Forzada

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Commemorating the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, 30 August, (more…)

Miss Guatemala Latina

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Miss Guatemala Latina
Miss Guatemala Latina is a beauty pageant with history dating back to 1983. (more…)

Life is too short for bad coffee

Friday, January 29th, 2016

I found this chalkboard with this very inspiring message. (more…)

Dealing with Pain

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Guatemala has just suffered a horrible natural disaster. Last Thursday night a mudslide burried hundres of house on the outskirts of Guatemala City.
Peolple from all over the country have shown their solidarity with the victims and survivors.


Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Despite torrential rains, Guatemalans turned to Plaza de la Constitution to celebrate the removal of presidential immunity of President Otto Perez Molina (more…)

Vice-president Resigns

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Guatemalan Vice-president has just resigned after social and political pressure due to a corruption scandal involving high ranking officials including the assistant secretary of the V.P.’S.
Guatemalans turn to Plaza de la Constitución to celebrate the announcement.

Guate Pride

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Guate Pride by Eddie Deleon

As I previously mentioned, many Guatemalans living in the United States return home during holidays. Many come with their whole families, including some with sons and daughters who are visiting Guatemala for the first time. This year one of them was Hector, my nephew, who was born and lives in Wisconsin. It was great to see him in his “natural habitat” and his Guatemalan pride in full display.

photo and text by Eddie Deleón


Sunday, April 26th, 2015

How would you react if the private secretary of the Vice-President was involved (allegedly of course) in a criminal organization? (more…)

How About Swimming in Guatemala City?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015


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.