Posts Tagged ‘zona 1’

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!
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Ice Rink Downtown Guatemala City

Friday, January 17th, 2014

And of course the day I went to ice skate the rink was down for maintenance. I guess I’ll have to wait until Christmas Season to ice skate here in Guatemala.
The rink is open from mid November to the last week of December.
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From Mercado Central

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Here is a beautiful piece I got the other day at Mercado Central, Downtown Guatemala City’s most important market.
This table runner might cost you up to $100 at a department store, but here in Guatemala you can get it as cheap as Q150, less than $19. So don’t forget to visit Mercado Central in Guatemala City.
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Sexta Avenida in Style

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Bici Tour, Guatemala City, Complete Gallery

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Tres Pueblos, by Proyeccion Folklorica Zoel Valdes

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

First Act depicts the daily life and dancing of the Chorti People, an ethnic group of Mayan origin.

Second act depicts life and dancing of the Garifuna People, brought to the country as slaves during colonial times.

Third act is about Day of the Death and kite flying. For Mayan people, the flight of kites symbolizes the journey of relatives soul to the after life. If the kite flies high; it means the soul is ascending to heaven. If the kite is having trouble gaining altitude and stability; it means the soul is going to the purgatory. And if the kite fails to lift or dives down, it means the soul is going to hell. Think about it next time you see them kites.

The Artists:

Proyección Folklórica Zoel Valdés at Teatro Abril

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Actors of Proyección Folklórica Zoel Valdés, founded by Professor and Folklorist Zoel Arturo Valdés Molina, with 35 years of experience interpreting Guatemalan Folklore and Traditions.
It was a three acts play. I’ll have more photos tomorrow.
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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?

Piñatas

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.
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Remnants of Rock Culture

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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.
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Scratch Tickets

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Scratch Tickets have arrived in Guatemala!
Great, now we can go spend our money on hopeless odds.
As far as I know, this is the only Scratch Ticket in Guatemala, and it became available two months ago.
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Street Meal

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

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,
Street Meal
a drink of your choice, including local beer,
Street Meal
your main course; in this case, a perfectly season steak and some scallions,
Street Meal
and as a dessert: Your choice of a Guatemalan Granizada -slush-
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or a variety of ice-cream flavors.
Street Meal
Bon Appétit!