Posts Tagged ‘streets’
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.
One of the beauties of Guatemala is that you can get most of your Christmas shopping done without having to get off your vehicle.
This is how we roll, how a lot of Guatemalans move around in the city.
If only there was an alternative, only if….(?)
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?