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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.
Here is some great meat you can get at La Plazuela, a fine restaurant located on one of the most affluent zones of Guatemala City.
Zone 10 is the Premium business district of Guatemala City.
I am not a big fan of urban areas, specially here in Guatemala, but I do have to admit, from above it looks impressive, serene and yes; beautiful.
For lunch, if you are a devote carnivore, you have to check out this place.
It is a very simple meal, a slightly season, good size piece of meat, served with a small cut of cheese and a slice of jalapeno pepper. Perfect! The meat is what it should be, cooked to perfection, very juicy and flavorful.
Here you don’t get distracted by any sides, you get your meat and some bread and olive oil: That’s it! but as I said; if you are a devote carnivore you’ll love this meal.
The price is a bit high for Guatemalan standards, but you get a good size steak and of great quality.
Paying for parking (Q10) at the restaurant is something that does not seat well with me. I don’t think it is coherent when two costumers buy two full meals and drinks, tip the staff and on top of that, they have to pay to park their vehicle at the restaurant’s parking lot. It is not much; Q10/$1.25, but in principle I find it offensive. But I guess that’s the norm here in Guatemala.
for the name of the restaurant you just have to ask. 😀
World Car Free Day, Guatemala.
I was very impressed by the amount of people who showed up.
This time, I’ll let photos speak for themselves.
I rode from my house in Villa Nueva, a good 10.8 miles to the event, plus a 5 miles loop we did around downtown Guatemala and back to Campo de Marte, and I rode back to my house.
Campo Marte is accessible on a short 30-45 minutes bicycle ride from any of Guatemala City’s Zones and some people showed up driving their motor vehicles with the bike mounted. Come on! It was an event to encourage you to ride your bike to it. Failed!
Besides that, everything was great. I felt an amazing sense of camaraderie.
Here is some more of the food available in Guatemala.
For some reason Parrilladas, which I have not come out with a proper translation yet -grillsome maybe? with the connotation of a served dish of variety of meats, chorizo, longaniza and chicken, are very popular in fancy dinning here in Guatemala. Argentinians are the best for their quality as far as I’ve experienced. All this for Q370 or $35.
Ok, I’m Eli, not everything is positive: I had to ask three times to three different waiters to get a glass of water at this place.
Here’s an interesting vista of the typical colors of the buildings in Guatemala City as seen through polarized glass. This is photograph was taken from the 11th floor of a building on Zone 10 looking south, parallel to the Aurora International airport. This floor is the call center of one of the banks in Guatemala City. Next week I will share with you a view from the inside of the cubicle world of Guatemala City. Stay tuned!
Ya saben que Guatemala era un país en su mayoría católico. Este es el lugar en el que Juan Pablo II realizó una misa en su primera visita al país el 7 de marzo de 1983. (El Campo de Marte) El contexto político y social era poco menos que caótico, Efraín Ríos Montt estaba en el poder. Intentaba dimensionar ese día y la siguiente descripción que encontré en Internet ayuda un poco: “era una alegría jamás vista en Guatemala, una alegría única, sincera, hermanable, como nunca existió” Por lo visto, los días en los que gana la selección nacional de fútbol no son los únicos que se pueden describir así. Pero no son muy seguidos, ya sea que gane la sele o un Papa nos ponga coco.
There’s somethin’ different about Esperanto, a well-known bar located in in the Zona Viva of Zona 10 in Guatemala City. Pancho, the owner (left), told us he enjoys the rush and the opportunity to meet people and make them feel comfortable. He has had this landmark venue for over 10 years now, proudly 100% chapin. A lot of interesting people go there: writers, poets, skaters, artists, et al. Good music, good bar, the perfect place to chill out with friends or to meet new people. On the right you can see @esaBocaReloaded and a member of Dr. Tripass band, Zike.
So, when are we meeting in person at Esperanto Bar? Let’s do a MeetUp there!
This is exactly what you’re doing: Improving your quality of life. Right now, in the table in front of me, some young people made this comment about daily work: “Nobody is thanking you for the work that you do anyway” Thats how many people think about their professional development in our country. Maybe its true, but you shouldn’t be stuck in that state of mind; the opposite is true: being a freelance, gives you the chance to choose with whom you want to work and I can’t even tell you how many great people you’ll meet.
In fact, you’d be surprised to know that many entrepreneurs and small business are interested in working with independent people. I guess is a plus and you can see the point. In Guatemala nobody is talking about improving life quality, the discussion focuses on how to perpetuate the system.
After having a workday of six hours or less, you’re entitled to attend some first-class movie projection or read an e-book on a Tuesday afternoon, as in the picture. You deserve it. And thats exactly what I’m planning to do 🙂
This is quite a subject, let me tell you. If there’s people interested, I’m planning to do a series of posts about freelancing in Guatemala City, pros and cons, experiences and all that jazz; lets see how it goes. Distances, customer handling, security, banking, what places are available in Guatemala City to do some work?
In the environment we live in, what are the incentives that we have to do such a thing?
In the photograph, Café Barista Pradera, one of the places I would recommend to get some work done and have meetings. It is located in la 20 Calle 25-85, Zona 10, La Pradera.
What do you think?