Posts Tagged ‘street’

Marimba Day, Guatemala

Friday, February 21st, 2014

In 1995, The Marimba was declared Guatemala’s National Instrument and Feb 20th its commemorative day.
Here are some photograph of the outdoor concert at Plaza Mayor, Downtown Guatemala City to commemorate Marimba Day.

Marimba dancing

Want to see how to dance Marimba? Check out this handsome couple:


Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Ladies, I think those umbrellas are not going to cover much, in fact, I don’t think anything you are wearing is going to cover much.
Edecánes, or Models, are the most common way of promoting a brand or an event here in Guatemala. The more provocative the better.
I got an interesting story about it. Guatemalan Government has an official State Radio station, supposed to promote Culture.
Last year I went to a bicycle event; Vuelta al Mundo Maya, and of course, the chosen way of the State Radio Station to promote “culture” at this event was a tall, blonde female edecán.
Oh, by the way, the word edecán is being misused here in Guatemala, the Castillian definition of the word is not close to the usage given here.

Critical Mass, Guatemala

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Here are some photographs of the Critical Mass ride, Guatemala.
Critical Mass, Guatemala started 8 years ago, an event to promote the use of bicycles as primary commuting method.
There is still much to do, specially breaking the cultural barriers. Here in Guatemala if you ride a bicycle to work; you are poor. If you do well, you have to drive to work or the corner store 300 feet away.
Streets are not as bad as one might think. As I say, most of the factors that make people prefer motor vehicles instead of bicycles are cultural.
I’m glad there are events like this and loyal followers.
Keep Riding!

San Silvestre

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Guatemala’s San Silvestre Road Race is held on December 31st. Having prices for the best costumes makes it a lot of fun for the entire family.

Sexta Avenida in Style

Saturday, December 21st, 2013


Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Street food Tacos

Guatemalan Street Tacos al Pastor are not as sophisticated as Mexican ones (from vertical spit grill), but they are okay in flavor and for Q10/$1.25 for a three tacos portion, you can’t go wrong.

October 20th

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

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 and an interesting post on the 1944 revolution.

Goat Milk?

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

I spent yesterday’s morning at Zone 1 Guatemala City and I bumped into a herd of goats and of course I had to have a glass (cup) of their milk. Delicious and nutritive for just Q5/$.63 cents.
tchin tchin..
Goat Milk?
Goat Milk?

This is how we roll

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

This is how we roll, how a lot of Guatemalans move around in the city.
If only there was an alternative, only if….(?)
This is how we roll
This is how we roll

Paint it Orange

Friday, October 4th, 2013

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.
Paint it Orange.


Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Piñatas, you can find hundreds of different designs and colors and you can even have them custom made.
This is on Zone 1, Guatemala City adjacent to Parque Colón, an entire street allocated to piñatas business.


Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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.
Hamburguesas El Puente