Posts Tagged ‘road’

Cedarwood Road

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

A flower for Petina by Hugo Muralles

Big cities, hostile as they are, offer even more chances for you to be more empathetic and kind.  It’s fine if you fail at first, after all, we all grow thinking our future is the one that matters right?, our school, our projects, our home, our car, our T.V. and so on.

The picture above got me thinking… when was the last time I gave somebody flowers, or the last time I kissed the hand of a lovely lady.

I hope you enjoy the song, beautiful lyrics:

To You, Stranger

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

To You, Strangers by Hugo Muralles

Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me,
why should you not speak to me?
And why should I not speak to you?

— Walt Whitman

Well, they aren’t strangers anymore, but I remembered the poem and wanted to share it with you all, from left to right: Denis, Daniel, Petina and Kevin.  Lovely, warm people.  At this point, we were taking a walk to the center of Santiago Atitlán from  Chacaya village.  Locals told me it’s ok to walk in the day time, at night, not so much, there might be “bad people” they said.

But, in any case, good luck to them in the rest of their respective trips through Guatemala and the rest of the world.

Le Tour

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Le Tour
Vuelta Ciclistica a Guatemala.
Despite its difficulties, there is a small number of people who practice Cycling. I’ve done routes where you can reach 45mph on perfect pavement, and I’ve encountered Steep Hills that have proven too much for me -yet-. And as you can see, there is a large Cycling event every year. I was lucky enough to be walking on the road where Le Tour happen to pass today.

Guatemalan Roads Above the Clouds

Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Los cuchumatanes - Panorámica by imarigorta
Los cuchumatanes – Panorámica by imarigorta.

The roads on the Los Cuchumatanes, Huehuetenango, Guatemala can at times be above the clouds. This photo was taken near Páquix, Huehuetenango.

Even though Guatemala is located in the tropics, most of people actually live on the highlands, Altiplano as we call the high lands here, thus enjoy of temperate weather most of the time, except in places so high up like in Los Cuchumatanes, where you can expect very cold and freezing temperature.

Have you visited Los Cuchumatanes in any of your trips? If the answer is no, why now pay a visit this wonderfully remote part of the Guatemalan landscape.