Everyone loves watching the sunsets at Lake Atitlán.
Posts Tagged ‘Guatemala’
When weather starts giving as a break, people come out and play. (more…)
Hundreds of photographers gather in the vicinity of Avenida las Americas, Zone 13-14, Guatemala City (more…)
Commemorating the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, 30 August, (more…)
Miss Guatemala Latina is a beauty pageant with history dating back to 1983. (more…)
I found this chalkboard with this very inspiring message. (more…)
Despite torrential rains, Guatemalans turned to Plaza de la Constitution to celebrate the removal of presidential immunity of President Otto Perez Molina (more…)
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
How would you react if the private secretary of the Vice-President was involved (allegedly of course) in a criminal organization? (more…)
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.