Posts Tagged ‘street’
Here is a gallery of a October 20th march, commemorating The revolution of 1944. The revolution of 1944 overthrew and bloody dictator and embarked us on a brief democratic period and deep political reforms, until a CIA backed coup d’état overthrew the elected president of Guatemala, which put in place another dictator. For a brief history, checkout AntiguaDailyPhoto.com and an interesting post on the 1944 revolution.
This is how we roll, how a lot of Guatemalans move around in the city.
If only there was an alternative, only if….(?)
Here some politics to get you bored.
My childhood province is being governed by X political party for which Orange is its emblematic color. And of course, everything around town is being painted orange, same tone as the political party. Even the traffic police vehicles have been labeled orange.
I know you won’t believe this coming from me, but I did really like this burger; enough to recommend it if you are around Guatemala City.
Just what a good burger should be: a nicely season grilled burger patty coming from a quality cut of beef, sautéed onions and mushrooms, and a slice of “American” cheese.
Don’t you ever dare bringing ketchup any close to this burger!
Oh, and of course, you got to have a local beer for a perfect pairing.
around $9 including a Gallo beer at Hamburguesas El Puente.
They have several locations around Guatemala City, so you won’t have any trouble finding one.
Rock Culture is dying down here in Guatemala.
In fact, there is no single good Rock radio station anymore, the last one they tell me changed its style more than three years ago; now they play pop music. But there still some loyal young people out here.
By chance I ended up at this autograph signing by Alan Boguslavsky, former guitar player of one of the most renown Latin America rock bands. The Dream of the Dead, by Alan Boguslavsky.
One of the beauties of the Streets and Parks of Guatemala is that you can assemble a full meal with no difficulty.
You can start with a fruit antipasto,
a drink of your choice, including local beer,
your main course; in this case, a perfectly season steak and some scallions,
and as a dessert: Your choice of a Guatemalan Granizada -slush-
or a variety of ice-cream flavors.
I know you all have seen more elegant, more sophisticated, more abundant and richer versions of a Desayuno Chapín -Guatemalan Breakfast-.
There is not set of rules nor it is written in stone what a Desayuno Chapín should be, or should contain. In my opinion, the Desayuno Chapín should reflect Authenticness -my word-, devotion to aboriginal ingredients, and the most important; Practicality. Again, in my opinion; Desayuno Chapín is about what’s practical but still tasty, not about presentation or fanciness. And what I show you here is what a Desayuno Chapín is and has been for the largest segment of the population, especially in the countryside.
And I’ll have this Desayuno Chapín go against any at a distinguished restaurant.
Que ricos estan los frijoles -So tasty are them Frijoles- I told the female attending the shop. Es que estan hechos con cariño -It is because they are made with love/passion/affection- she tells me. That’s something you are not likely to get at a fancy restaurant.
OK, for this one I’m going to require assistance.
I’ve been to many towns, big and small throughout the country and I’ve seen this Water-Jar style sculpture. This particular one is at a park on Sixth Avenue, Zone 1, Guatemala City.
Is there a social context about this theme? I’ve asked people around the parks where I’ve seen them but everyone is as clueless as I am.
Can Anyone elaborate on this?